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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.”

Parking Squeeze Near Historical Society

September 8, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off on Parking Squeeze Near Historical Society

If you’re planning to visit the Historical Society during business hours, please be aware that street parking during the day is currently VERY limited due to construction at neighboring Haddonfield Memorial High School. If you can carpool or walk to the Society, please do.

Kings Highway East and other surrounding streets will require parking permits until 3 pm starting Monday Sept. 11, 2017 through the end of January 2018, to allow space for teachers and staff to park on the street using temporary permits. Students will therefore be taking up whatever other street parking can be found beyond the perimeter of the permit-parking zone. You can see a map of the full permit zone here.

If you need to drive to the Society, you may be lucky enough to find a space right in front of Greenfield Hall, either in the designated three-hour parking spaces or in the handicapped space. We also offer several off-street parking spaces behind the Mickle House on Kings Lane:
– one space on the far side of the Society’s detached garage;
– two spaces on the apron of our detached garage; and
– three spaces across from our detached garage.

You can also search for public parking on Kings Highway East starting west of Evergreen Ave., and check the public parking lot behind Borough Hall (two blocks away).

Please give us a call if you’re having trouble finding a space and we will do our best to offer some assistance.

Society to Resume Public Hours after Labor Day

August 31, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off on Society to Resume Public Hours after Labor Day

As the summer winds down, the Historical Society is gearing up to reopen to the public after our annual August break. The Archives Center and Research Library will reopen for researchers Tuesday September 5 from 9:30-11:30 am, and resume its usual public hours from there. Greenfield Hall will reopen for tours on Wednesday September 6 from 1-4 pm, and continue its regular schedule after that. See you in September!

Closed for August

July 19, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off on Closed for August

Just a reminder that the Historical Society closes to the public for the entire month of August. The Archives Center and Research Library’s last day for researchers before the break will be Wednesday July 26, between 9:30-11:30 am. Greenfield Hall’s last day open for tours will be Monday July 31, between 1-4 pm. We’ll see you in September!

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