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Out-of-Print Githens Family History Book Available for Sale

December 12, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off on Out-of-Print Githens Family History Book Available for Sale

Thanks to a recent donation from a Githens family member, the Historical Society currently has seven copies of the out-of-print book, The Githens Family in America 1741-1977, by Sherwood Githens, Jr., available for sale. The books are available for $20 each and can be shipped to you.

To place your order, please contact the Archives Center at library@haddonfieldhistory.org or 856-429-7375.

Dec. 7 Shopping Fundraiser at Talbots

December 4, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off on Dec. 7 Shopping Fundraiser at Talbots

We’re holding a Holiday Shopping Fundraiser at Talbots in Cherry Hill on Thursday December 7. If you mention the Historical Society at check-out, 10% of your pre-tax purchases will be donated to us!

Historical Society board members will be “hosting” the fundraiser from 5:30-7:30 pm, but feel free to come at another time if that works best for you. Just remember to tell them that you’re shopping in support of the Historical Society of Haddonfield.

Talbots is located in Towne Place at Garden State Park, 957 Haddonfield Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ.

#GivingTuesday is Here!

November 28, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off on #GivingTuesday is Here!

On #GivingTuesday, would you consider making a special year-end gift to help us continue our work to preserve Haddonfield’s history?

Today only, anyone who gives through our Facebook page will have their donations matched up to the first $1,000 thanks to Facebook and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation! Can we count on you to make a special year-end gift of $25, $50, $100 or more to the Historical Society?

At the Historical Society we have continued to work with local students and educators with our tours for second graders, as well as hosting high school researchers who work with primary source materials in our Archives Center. We put more museum objects on display in Greenfield Hall and organized a new temporary exhibit about World War I. And we continue our busy schedule of quarterly lectures, Book Club, and other special events.

But maintaining and sharing all that history is expensive!

From the roof to our tool-filled basement, we have a long list of important preservation projects that need to be completed this year.

Your gift of $25, $50, $100 or more will help us tackle projects from the roof to the basement, helping to ensure that Greenfield Hall is here for generations to come. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, so your gift will be tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

You can mail us a check, pay through our PayPal link on the right side of this page, or donate through our Facebook page.

Thanks in advance for your support.

Borough Issues Proclamation in Support of New Archives Center

November 13, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off on Borough Issues Proclamation in Support of New Archives Center

The Borough of Haddonfield issued a proclamation last week declaring November 9, 2017 as “Historical Society of Haddonfield Archives Center Day” in support of the Society’s capital campaign for a new archives building.

Borough Clerk Deanna Bennett presented the proclamation on Thursday at our press conference announcing a major gift from the Haddonfield Library Company. You can read the full proclamation from the Borough below, and read more about the Haddonfield Library Company’s gift here.

Borough Clerk Deanna Bennett (right), with Society President Carol Smith and Haddonfield Library Company President John Reisner

 

Historical Society Receives $100,000 Gift For New Archives Building

November 9, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Receives $100,000 Gift For New Archives Building

The Historical Society of Haddonfield launched the final phase of its capital campaign for a new archives building with an announcement that the 214-year-old private Haddonfield Library Company has given $100,000 for the new building.

To date, the Historical Society has raised more than $605,400 toward the new building, leaving it more than two-thirds of the way toward its fundraising goal of $900,000. The Society already has a significant restricted endowment that allows the Society to employ a professional archivist and covers other expenses of the archives center as well.

“We are so grateful for this show of support from the Haddonfield Library Company,” said Carol W. Smith, President of the Historical Society of Haddonfield. “This gift brings together two venerable old institutions to jointly preserve the collective memory of our community.”

“The Historical Society’s planned new building will significantly improve preservation and access for the archival collections in its care, including the Library Company’s own records dating back more than 200 years,” said John Reisner, president of the Haddonfield Library Company. “We are delighted to be able to support this important project.”

The Historical Society of Haddonfield was founded in 1914 and is committed to collecting and preserving the unique artifacts, documents, photographs, and other collection materials that help tell the history of Haddonfield and its environs in South Jersey.

The Haddonfield Library Company was founded in 1803 as a private subscription library. Though it transferred its books in 1909 to the newly formed public library, the Haddonfield Library Company remains a separate incorporated entity that aims “to extend the benefit of learning and to promote a spirit of literacy.”

Save the Date!

January 7, 2018 – “First Sunday” hours and Document Display: “Haddonfield — A Winter Wonderland;” Greenfield Hall and Archives Center open 1-3 pm

January 22, 2018, Book Club: Diary of a World War I Nurse (email Society for PDF) and The Great Influenza, by John M. Barry, 7 pm, Haddonfield Public Library

March 21, 2018, Candlelight Dinner and General Membership Meeting, 6 pm, Tavistock Country Club

Funding provided by the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College, the officially designated county history agency of the New Jersey Historical Commission.

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GREENFIELD HALL

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-4 pm; first Sunday of the month, 1-3 pm; and by appointment.

ARCHIVES CENTER / RESEARCH LIBRARY

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 am; first Sunday of the month, 1-3 pm; and by appointment.

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
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