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Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours Planned for Late October

October 9, 2018 Events Comments Off on Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours Planned for Late October

Local favorite Bill Meehan will once again conduct Haunted Haddonfield walking tours in October leading up to the annual Haunted Mansion at Greenfield Hall on October 30. Don’t miss out!

The tours will be held on the following dates:

Friday Oct. 19 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall
Saturday Oct. 20 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall
Friday Oct. 26 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall
Saturday Oct. 27 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. The tours benefit the Historical Society and the Haddonfield Public Library.

Tickets may be purchased at the door (cash only) or purchased in advance at the Historical Society during open hours, at the Haddonfield Public Library, and at the Haddonfield Visitors Center.

Questions? Contact the Historical Society at 856-429-7375 or info@haddonfieldhistory.org.

Interested in Volunteering? Join Us at an Information Session on Wed. Oct. 17

October 1, 2018 Events Comments Off on Interested in Volunteering? Join Us at an Information Session on Wed. Oct. 17

The Historical Society of Haddonfield is holding an information session for potential volunteers on Wednesday October 17 at 7 pm at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

We hope you’ll stop by to hear more about how you can get involved!

We rely on the generosity and enthusiasm of our volunteers to help us preserve, study, and share our area’s rich history. Many of our volunteers help out during business hours, but we also have some opportunities for evening, weekend, or off-site help.

We’d love your help to:
– help decorate for Halloween;
– greet visitors who stop by for tours or attend events;
– lead tours and educational programs;
– write articles or layout our quarterly newsletter;
– help publicize upcoming events;
– assist with data-entry and other office work;
– work with our archival collections;
– care for the buildings, garden, and grounds;
and much more!

No RSVPs are needed, but feel free to contact us at 856-429-7375 if you have any questions.

October 7 “First Sunday” Display to Highlight Eighteenth-Century Life

September 19, 2018 Events Comments Off on October 7 “First Sunday” Display to Highlight Eighteenth-Century Life

The Historical Society will create another new pop-up display for our next “First Sunday” open hours. This latest display, “Life in the Eighteenth Century,” will be on view on Sunday October 7 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 October 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.

September Membership Meeting to Feature Equal Rights Pioneer Octavius Catto

September 5, 2018 Events Comments Off on September Membership Meeting to Feature Equal Rights Pioneer Octavius Catto

Our next general membership meeting will feature a talk by authors Daniel Biddle and Murray Dubin about Octavius Catto (1839-1871), an important educator, athlete, and equal rights leader in the years before, during, and after the Civil War.

Presented in partnership with Lawnside Historical Society, the event will be held on Wednesday September 26 at 7:30 pm at the Mabel Kay House, 24 Walnut Street, Haddonfield. Admission is free.

Biddle and Dubin helped to bring Catto’s many accomplishments to light with their 2010 book, Tasting Freedom: Octavius Catto and the Battle for Equality in Civil War America. Biddle and Dubin each had long careers with the Philadelphia Inquirer,  and both had previously created works touching on aspects of Catto’s life. After accidentally discovering their mutual interest in this remarkable man, they decided to work together to share his full story.

Catto worked as a teacher at Philadelphia’s finest black school and also was a second baseman in the Pythian Baseball Club, an African American team. Among other accomplishments, he led a successful effort to have Pennsylvania’s streetcars integrated and to have Pennsylvania ratify the 15th Amendment, which granted black men the right to participate in elections. He was murdered in 1871 by a member of a white mob while on his way to vote. Philadelphia recently honored Catto with a statue outside of its City Hall.

Please join us on Sept. 26 to learn more about this equal rights pioneer and the men and women who worked with him to change America.

Society Partnering with Haddonfield Public Library for Summer Story Times

July 5, 2018 Events Comments Off on Society Partnering with Haddonfield Public Library for Summer Story Times

The Historical Society is pleased to be partnering with the Haddonfield Public Library for two children’s story times for ages 5-9 this July: “History for Dessert! Story Time with the Historical Society.”

The first story time will be held on Friday July 13 from 1:30 – 2 pm at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Jordan Bilodeau, the children’s librarian at the Public Library, will be leading us and sharing stories and a fun activity. Reserve a space for your child here.

The second story time will be held on Monday July 23 from 11 – 11:30 am in the Children’s Program Room at the Haddonfield Public Library, 60 Haddon Ave., Haddonfield. Ms. Jordan will again be sharing stories and a fun activity. Reserve a space for your child at this second story time here.

Both events are free, but reservations are requested because space is limited. Please note that the first event will be held at the Historical Society and the second will be held at the Public Library!

Questions? Contact the Historical Society at info@haddonfieldhistory.org or email Ms. Jordan at the Public Library at jbilodeau@haddonfieldlibrary.org.

Upcoming Events

Sun. Jan. 6, 2019, “First Sunday” Open Hours, 1-3 pm, Greenfield Hall

Sun. Feb. 3, “First Sunday” Open Hours and Pop-up Display, 1-3 pm, Greenfield Hall

Mon. Feb. 25, Book Club: The Feather Thief, 7 pm, Haddonfield Public Library, 60 N. Haddon Ave., Haddonfield

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GREENFIELD HALL

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1-4 pm and by appointment. First Sunday of the month 1-3 pm.

ARCHIVES CENTER / RESEARCH LIBRARY

Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-11:30 am and by appointment. First Sunday of the month 1-3 pm.

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Greenfield Hall and the Archives Center are both CLOSED Saturdays & Sundays except as noted above for the first Sunday of the month.

We are closed in August, on major holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s.

Contact Us:

Historical Society of Haddonfield
343 Kings Hwy. E
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
856.429.7375
General questions:
info@haddonfieldhistory.org
Research questions:
library@haddonfieldhistory.org

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