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May Meeting to Focus on Haddonfield Picture Postcards

April 25, 2018 Events Comments Off on May Meeting to Focus on Haddonfield Picture Postcards

The Society’s next general membership meeting on Wednesday May 23 will feature a presentation by Haddonfield resident Deborah Garwood, “Haddonfield Picture Postcards: Commerce, Communication and Community at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.”

Garwood will discuss the history of postcards and how legal changes fueled their explosive popularity in the early twentieth century. She will also be sharing postcards from her own collection and discussing what they have to tell us about our past. Her collection includes postcards of the Elizabeth Haddon House, the Indian King Tavern, and the Methodist parsonage formerly located on Kings Highway. One set of cards help document Haddonfield’s transition from farm center to suburban community, with messages about the Grange (an agricultural organization) and an agricultural course at Rutgers.

We hope you’ll be able to join us on Wednesday May 23 at 7:30 pm at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Members are free, with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers.

May 6 “First Sunday” to Include Pop-up Display About Children’s Lives in Haddonfield and Surrounding Areas

April 3, 2018 Events Comments Off on May 6 “First Sunday” to Include Pop-up Display About Children’s Lives in Haddonfield and Surrounding Areas

The Historical Society will create another new pop-up display for the next “First Sunday.” This latest display, “When I Was Your Age: Kids in Haddonfield Through the Years,” will be on view on Sunday May 6 from 1-3 pm on the first floor of Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

As with our previous pop-up displays, we’ll be pulling out a selection of items from our archival and museum collections that help illustrate the theme. We also offer tours of Greenfield Hall on First Sundays, and the Archives Center will be open for researchers next door in the Mickle House.

The pop-up display will continue through most of May and be available for viewing during Greenfield Hall’s public hours (Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 pm) or by special appointment at another time.

Candlelight Dinner Postponed to Wednesday April 4

March 20, 2018 Events Comments Off on Candlelight Dinner Postponed to Wednesday April 4

Due to the winter weather forecast for tomorrow evening, the Historical Society has postponed the Candlelight Dinner to Wednesday April 4. Same time, same place, same speakers!

Last Chance for Tickets to Candlelight Dinner on March 21

March 14, 2018 Events Comments Off on Last Chance for Tickets to Candlelight Dinner on March 21

 

Time is running out to purchase your tickets to the Historical Society’s annual Candlelight Dinner!

This year’s program on Wednesday March 21 will feature Dr. Robert Rawlins and his performing quartet, presenting “Tunes of the Twenties and All That Jazz: The Stories Behind the Songs.” The dinner and general membership meeting will be held at Tavistock Country Club. Cocktails start at 6pm.

Tickets are $60.00 for Historical Society members and $70.00 for non-members.

Tickets will be on sale through the end of the day Friday 3/16. You can order your tickets online and pay with a credit card via PayPal, or call the office at 856-429-7375 to reserve a spot. See you there!

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Two March Events to Celebrate Women’s History Month

February 21, 2018 Events Comments Off on Two March Events to Celebrate Women’s History Month

The Historical Society of Haddonfield has two great events coming up to mark Women’s History Month:

On our next “First Sunday,” March 4, the Historical Society will be debuting a one-week-only display about women’s lives in Haddonfield and surrounding areas in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. The items will be displayed from 1-3 pm on the first floor of Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The display will continue through the first week of March and be available for viewing during Greenfield Hall’s public hours (Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 pm) or by special appointment at another time.

Then on Tuesday March 6, we’re partnering with Lawnside Historical Society to host author Angela P. Dodson, who will discuss the history of women’s suffrage. She’ll be discussing its links to the anti-slavery movement as well as women’s impact on U.S. politics and government. The presentation will be held on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Wayne R. Bryant Community Center, 323 E. Charleston Ave., Lawnside. The event is free, and all are welcome!

Angela’s book, Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box, was recently named a “Best of 2017” book by the Philadelphia Inquirer. She will sign copies of the book after the event.

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