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New Children’s Book Will Launch at April 17 Book Release Party

April 7, 2016 Events Comments Off on New Children’s Book Will Launch at April 17 Book Release Party

SamuelNRhoadsbookcoverThe Historical Society of Haddonfield is proud to announce the publication of a new children’s book: Samuel N. Rhoads of Haddonfield, NJ: Birds, Books and Big Adventures. The book is the culmination of a three-year project by the Haddonfield Middle School Nature Club to investigate the life of Rhoads, a local naturalist and historian.

The Historical Society will celebrate the book and its authors at a book release party on Sunday April 17 from 2-4 pm at the auditorium of Haddonfield Friends Meeting, 45 Friends Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ. All are welcome to come celebrate! Books will be available for $10 per copy. After the party, the books will be $12 each.

The Nature Club began its study of Samuel Rhoads (1862-1952) at the suggestion of Kim Custer, a volunteer at the Historical Society who had herself been researching Rhoads’ life and how his childhood in Haddonfield influenced his love of nature. Among his many interests, Rhoads was a founder of the Delaware Valley Ornithological Society and collected thousands of specimens in the U.S. and in South America for the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.

“I thought Samuel would be a wonderful role model for the students,” said Custer, a classroom aide for the Haddonfield Public Schools. “They were thrilled to hear that he was only 12 when he donated his first specimen, a bird from Haddonfield, to the Academy. And we were all fascinated to be able to read his own field notes and personal papers held at the Historical Society’s Archives Center.”

Custer eventually suggested that the club write a biography of Rhoads that could be used in Haddonfield schools’ social studies curriculum. Under the direction of Custer and Nature Club advisor Robin Walters, sixteen students wrote text, created illustrations, and selected historical images and documents to include in the biography. The book’s authors include Custer, Walters, and Nature Club members Patrick Ainsworth, Julia Chin, Helen Chung, Claire Custer, Philip Edmonston, Rachel D’Emelia, Chloe Lin, Zoe Murray, Natalie Naticchia, Sarah Naticchia, Banks Sapnar, Miles Schroeder, Evelyn Sky, Nina Tan, Mark Vaughn and Claudia Watson.

April 23rd – Gardens clean-up 9 AM to Noon

April 6, 2016 Events Comments Off on April 23rd – Gardens clean-up 9 AM to Noon

Greenfield GardensGreenfield Hall: Our beautiful gardens are frequently used by local photographers as a setting for their photographs. We also rent the gardens and Greenfield Hall out for events. Help us keep these gardens beautiful and support the society by joining us Saturday April 23rd from 9am to noon. Bring garden gloves, rack, pruner and shovel if you have them.

Fiber Arts Day: April 30, 10 AM to 4 PM

April 4, 2016 Events Comments Off on Fiber Arts Day: April 30, 10 AM to 4 PM

12814774_1035311383206580_9099043581795626862_nJoin us for demonstrations of spinning, weaving, basketry, caning, knitting, crocheting, and needlework, as well as an antique circular sock machine.

There will also be a special showing of antique woven coverlets at 11:30 am and 2 pm.

Free!

Thank you to our Candlelight Dinner Speaker and Sponsors!!

March 28, 2016 Events Comments Off on Thank you to our Candlelight Dinner Speaker and Sponsors!!

The Historical Society of Haddonfield members were thrilled to have Dr. Ken Lacovara from Rowan University’s Fossil Park and Dean of their new school of Earth and Environment join us Wednesday night for a fascinating talk during our annual Candlelight Dinner. Thank you to Dr. Lacovara and Joanne Connor from Rowan and Freeholder Heather Simmons from Rowan’s Fossil Park. Check out the Fossil Park on the web www.rowan.edu/fossil.

Thank you to our sponsors for the event:

LIZ ALBERT & WARREN PALITZ
CAROL & BRIAN SMITH
BOB & BARBARA HILGEN
E. LAWRIE RHOADS
OAK RIDGE CONSULTING
& NANCY WEBER
JOHN RIHL

Thank you to our auction basket donors:

John Giannotti
Fun in the Sun Store—Haddonfield, NJ
Little Tuna Restaurant—Haddonfield, NJ
Dennis James Salon—Haddonfield, NJ
Inkwood Books—Haddonfield, NJ
Wine—Board of Trustees HSH

Final Call for Candlelight Dinner Tickets 3/23/16

March 17, 2016 Events Comments Off on Final Call for Candlelight Dinner Tickets 3/23/16

Tickets on sale only until Monday! Join us for the Historical Society Candlelight Dinner, 6pm March 23rd at Tavistock Country Club.

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Tickets will only be on sale until Monday 3/21. Please email the office at info@haddonfieldhistory.org or call 856-429-7375 to reserve yours. Checks can be dropped off at 343 Kings Highway East (mail slot in office door) or log online and purchase HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

“Death of the Dinosaurs, Birth of a Fossil Park”

Y6jINrxok2-HapF-XIv0Th8bW2k56vPaEhj-DARJhYFHhrsmvVaAS2rK17Ul9V5ahtr7Upn_9Qgm0UWQqi3Vb5dArO5pZzegcfA9jZwyDaYzzpPGza3AhyoeuOV9Cn2j0nup5un_GOag4aQbJDDIyLrX4_ctVi33-1jNM6k=s0-d-e1-ftDr. Lacovara is the founding Dean of Rowan’s new school of Earth and Environment. But he also draws great pride from his work as Director of the Rowan University Fossil Quarry in Mantua Township, NJ. The 65-acre quarry contains exquisitely preserved fossils of marine animals from the heyday of the dinosaur period, with clues to indicate that the animals were part of a mass die-off. “It’s a great story,” Lacovara says, “that evidence pertaining to one of the enduring mysteries of science—the extinction of dinosaurs—might be found in a quarry behind a Lowe’s in southern New Jersey.” While the quarry serves an important research function, it has also hosted nearly 10,000 visitors during community dig days. Learn about this exciting new development at Rowan and what made southern New Jersey a hot bed of dinosaur discoveries.

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