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Historical Society Awarded Grant for General Operating Support

January 14, 2019 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Awarded Grant for General Operating Support
Entrance hall of Greenfield Hall, the Historical Society’s headquarters building

For the third year in a row, the Historical Society of Haddonfield has been awarded a general operating support grant from the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College. The Commission is the officially designated county history agency of the New Jersey Historical Commission.

“This award will make an immediate difference in our efforts to engage and educate the public about Haddonfield’s history through public programs, publications, and partnerships with local schools,” said Doug Rauschenberger, President of the Historical Society. “We are so grateful to the Commission for this ongoing support.”

The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission was founded in 1972, and recognizes the role of arts and local history in making our communities dynamic places to live and work.

Historical Society Closed December 22 through January 1

December 21, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Closed December 22 through January 1

The Historical Society will be closed starting tomorrow, December 22, through Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

We will reopen for our usual hours on Wednesday January 2, 2019. The archives center will be open on Jan. 2 from 9:30-11:30 am and Greenfield Hall will be open 1-4 pm.

If you’ve been hoping to get a last-minute Christmas gift from the Historical Society, today’s your last chance! We’ll be open 1-4 pm today if you’d like to pick up one of our reprints of the 1899 birds-eye-view map of Haddonfield, one of our published books, or a vintage street sign.

Looking further ahead, we’ll be open for our usual “First Sunday” hours on Sunday January 6 from 1-3 pm. For January, we will NOT be offering a pop-up display, but stop by for a tour of Greenfield Hall, test out our children’s “Be a Historian” activity, or do some research in our archives center.

Happy new year!

Reprint of 1899 Haddonfield Birds-Eye Map Now Available, Plus Sale On Publications

December 3, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Reprint of 1899 Haddonfield Birds-Eye Map Now Available, Plus Sale On Publications

Looking for a unique gift? The Historical Society has reprinted a limited run of the popular 1899 birds-eye view map of Haddonfield. We’re also holding a holiday sale on some of our publications!

First, the map: The unframed print is 20″ x 30″, and available for $50 (tax included). We are also offering framed versions of the print for $75 or $150, depending on the frame width.

The maps are available to pick up during our regular public hours (Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 pm), or by appointment outside of those public hours. We can also ship unframed prints for an additional charge of $10. Please call or email the office to place your order today: 856-429-7375 or info@haddonfieldhistory.org.

Second, the Historical Society is holding a sale on some of our publications, just in time for the holidays. You can purchase any of these at the Historical Society office during regular public hours, or through Amazon.

Haddonfield on the Move, by Helen Stevens Mountney – $15, now $10

Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh: 1680-1762. Building the Quaker Community of Haddonfield, New Jersey, 1701-1762, by Jeffery M. Dorwart and Elizabeth A. Lyons $25, now $15

Elizabeth French Gill 1794-1854, by Harriet G. Monshaw – $12, now $5

Lost Haddonfield, by Doug Rauschenberger and Katherine M. Tassini – $18, now $5

You can find the full list of Historical Society publications available for sale here.

We Need Your Support on #GivingTuesday

November 26, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on We Need Your Support on #GivingTuesday

One of the things that makes our community so special is Haddonfield’s rich history.

On this #GivingTuesday, we wanted to thank you for all you do in support of the Historical Society of Haddonfield.

We love sharing our community’s history with students, residents, and visitors – whether it’s through our tours and research projects with Haddonfield students, or our quarterly lecture series, or our pop-up displays of museum and archival objects.

We couldn’t do this work without your generous support.

And while you may have heard about our fundraising for a new, state-of-the-art archives center, you probably haven’t heard about our ongoing preservation projects for our historic buildings: Greenfield Hall and the Samuel Mickle House, the oldest frame structure in Camden County.

This winter, we’re investing in a new roof over Greenfield Hall’s kitchen, and making various wood and masonry repairs on the exterior of the building. In 2019, we’ll be working with an expert to create a long-term preservation plan for the building. These important projects will be expensive, but I think you’ll agree that they’re essential in a community that cares for its history as we do.

Would you consider making a special year-end gift to help us continue this important work? Your tax-deductible gift of $25, $50, $100 or more will make an immediate difference for the Historical Society’s work.

On #GivingTuesday, everyone who gives through our Facebook page could have their donations matched thanks to Facebook and PayPal! (The matching opportunity begins on Tuesday November 27 at 8 am eastern time and continues until the designated $7 million in matching funds run out.)

You can also donate on our web site, or mail a check to the Historical Society of Haddonfield, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

Thank you!

Handful of Vintage Haddonfield Street Signs Still Available as Fundraiser for Historical Society

November 19, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Handful of Vintage Haddonfield Street Signs Still Available as Fundraiser for Historical Society

The Historical Society still has a handful of old Haddonfield street signs available as part of a unique fundraiser. These full-size vintage signs would look great on a wall, on a shelf, or otherwise on display and would make an excellent gift this holiday season.

We are asking for a minimum donation of $100 per sign, and all proceeds benefit the Historical Society.

If you’re interested in one of the remaining signs (see below), please contact our office at 856-429-7375 or info@haddonfieldhistory.org.

Signs Available as of Monday December 3:

Clinton Ave.
Ellis St.
Fowler Ave. (this is a newer sign)
Hickory Lane
Oak Ave.
Somerset Ave.
Spruce St.
Stiles Ave. (2)
Wood Lane

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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.

Click here for our inclement weather policy.

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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