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Haunted Mansion Planned for Monday October 30

October 2, 2017 Events, tours Comments Off on Haunted Mansion Planned for Monday October 30

The Historical Society of Haddonfield’s annual Haunted Mansion at Greenfield Hall will be held on October 30 right after the town Halloween parade, approximately at 7 pm and continuing to 9 pm.

The cost is $3 for kids and $5 for adults, and tickets will be sold at the door.

For those who haven’t visited the Haunted Mansion before, we aim to make this event appropriate for elementary school aged kids, roughly second to fifth grades. We add seasonal decorations to the first floor of Greenfield Hall and offer lights-out spooky tours. Light refreshments are served in the back garden.

This year, we’ll also be offering spooky story time in the back garden for younger visitors who aren’t sure about taking the inside tour.

This year’s event is sponsored by Lisa Wolschina and Associates from Keller Williams Realty and Jason Barnes from Citizens Bank.

Tickets on Sale Now for Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours

October 2, 2017 Events, tours Comments Off on Tickets on Sale Now for Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours

Tickets are now on sale for Haunted Haddonfield walking tours led by local favorite William Meehan, Jr. during October. Don’t miss out! The tours will be held on the following dates:

Friday Oct. 20 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall
Saturday Oct. 21 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall
Friday Oct. 27 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall
Saturday Oct. 28 – 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. The tour lasts about 60 minutes and starts at Greenfield Hall before winding past the cemetery and familiar homes in town.

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

Please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a flashlight, and wear light/reflective clothing as a safety precaution.

Groups of 15 or more should contact the office. Occasional private tours may be available for a group rate.

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

 

Book Club and General Membership Meeting This Week

September 25, 2017 Events Comments Off on Book Club and General Membership Meeting This Week

The Historical Society has two great events scheduled for this week:

On Tuesday, September 26, at 7 pm, we’ll be hosting the next meeting of the Historical Society’s Book Club. We’ll be discussing Haddonfield resident and author Robert Strauss’ book, Worst. President. Ever.: James Buchanan, the POTUS Rating Game, and the Legacy of the Least of the Lesser Presidents.

We’re delighted that Robert will be joining us for the conversation!

As always, all are welcome, even if you haven’t read the book.

On Wednesday, September 27, at 7:30 pm, we’ll be holding our next General Membership Meeting with a presentation by archaeologist Wade P. Catts. Wade will be discussing recent archaeology findings at Fort Mercer in Red Bank Battlefield Park in Gloucester County.

This October will mark the 240th anniversary of the 1777 battle for Fort Mercer. Hessian troops, led by the urbane Colonel von Donop, camped in Haddonfield on the grounds of Greenfield Hall. And many know the heroic tale of Jonas Cattell, imprisoned in Haddonfield, who at first-light sped on foot to warn the American troops of the coming attack.

An independent historical archaeologist, Catts led the recently completed exploration of the Red Bank Battlefield Park. He has explored battlefields and encampments ranging from Princeton to Brandywine to Valley Forge to Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware’s lone Revolutionary War engagement that is the subject of an upcoming book by Catts.

The event will be free for members, with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers.

Archaeologist Wade P. Catts

Both events will be held at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. And don’t worry: the new street-parking restrictions on Kings Highway East end at 3 pm, so you’re welcome to park right out front.

September Meeting To Feature Recent Archaeology at Fort Mercer

September 5, 2017 Events Comments Off on September Meeting To Feature Recent Archaeology at Fort Mercer

Our next general membership meeting will be held Wednesday September 27 at 7:30 pm, with a presentation by archaeologist Wade P. Catts. Wade will be discussing recent archaeology findings at Fort Mercer in Red Bank Battlefield Park in Gloucester County.

This October will mark the 240th anniversary of the 1777 battle for Fort Mercer. Hessian troops, led by the urbane Colonel von Donop, camped in Haddonfield on the grounds of Greenfield Hall. And many know the heroic tale of Jonas Cattell, imprisoned in Haddonfield, who at first-light sped on foot to warn the American troops of the coming attack.

An independent historical archaeologist, Catts led the recently completed exploration of the Red Bank Battlefield Park. He has explored battlefields and encampments ranging from Princeton to Brandywine to Valley Forge to Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware’s lone Revolutionary War engagement that is the subject of an upcoming book by Catts.

Please join us on September 27. The presentation promises to be an engaging tale of what brought our unwanted guests to town 240 years ago, as well as a testament to the daunting challenges in preserving and discovering anew the secrets of history that are hidden among us.

The event will be free for members, with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers.

June 6 Event to Celebrate HMHS Student Research on Local Impacts of World War I

May 30, 2017 Events Comments Off on June 6 Event to Celebrate HMHS Student Research on Local Impacts of World War I

The Historical Society of Haddonfield invites you to join us on Tuesday June 6 at 7 pm as we celebrate the work done by Haddonfield Memorial High School students this spring as they researched how our area was impacted by World War I. The event will be held in the HMHS library, located at 401 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

The HMHS class, “Haddonfield and the Great War,” was offered for the first time this semester and is taught by Social Studies teacher David Reader. Students visited the Historical Society several times in the course of their research, using primary source materials and viewing World War I-related artifacts in the Society’s collections.

At this culminating event, the students will be discussing their experiences and previewing some of the digital content they compiled. A small exhibit of primary source documents will also be on display.

Free.

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Historical Society of Haddonfield
343 Kings Hwy. E
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
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