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Volunteers Needed for 2nd- and 3rd-Grade Visits This Spring

January 26, 2016 Uncategorized Comments Off on Volunteers Needed for 2nd- and 3rd-Grade Visits This Spring

Kathy leading tourEach year, the Historical Society of Haddonfield hosts visits from elementary schools as part of the school curriculum on local history. Last year, we led tours for ten classes of third-graders as they learned more about Haddonfield’s rich past.

This year, we’ll be offering tours for second-grade AND third-grade classes, so we need your help!

We’re looking for more volunteers for our docent program. Volunteers should be willing to commit to helping with at least two tours of Greenfield Hall this spring. The tours will be held from 1-2:30 pm during the week, and are currently being scheduled with teachers. All volunteer docents are also required to attend a one-hour training session at Greenfield Hall at one of the following times:

– Monday February 29 at 1 pm; or
– Wednesday March 2 at 1 pm; or
– Friday March 4 at 1 pm.

If you’re interested, please RSVP to Marsha Marshall at info@haddonfieldhistory.org, and let her know which of those training dates would work best for you. Thank you, and if you have any questions, please contact us at info@haddonfieldhistory.org or 856-429-7375.

 

Opportunities for New Volunteers

January 4, 2016 Uncategorized Comments Off on Opportunities for New Volunteers
Volunteer Doug R at Fall Festival

Volunteer Doug Rauschenberger talks about Historical Society programs and publications at the Haddonfield Fall Festival.

The Historical Society of Haddonfield relies on the generosity and enthusiasm of our volunteers to help us preserve, study, and promote Haddonfield’s rich history. From working in the office to leading tours to maintaining our buildings and grounds, volunteers are essential to our mission.

Some of our most urgent needs currently include:

– leading tours / educational programs,

– writing / design for our quarterly newsletter and other publicity efforts,

– data-entry and other office work,

– helping to maintain the buildings / gardens / grounds, and

– caring for our tool collection, as well as other museum and archival collections.

Please consider getting involved. You can fill out our volunteer form here, and we’ll get in touch to arrange a time to talk further about upcoming opportunities.

http://haddonfieldhistory.org/support/volunteer/

Holiday Hours

December 23, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Holiday Hours

Just a reminder that the Historical Society will be closed from Thursday December 24, 2015 through Saturday January 2, 2016 (except for a handful of already scheduled research appointments in the Archives Center).

Greenfield Hall and the Archives Center will both re-open for our usual “first Sunday” hours on Sunday January 3 from 1-3 pm.

Happy holidays, and see you in 2016!

Historical Society Awarded $31,400 to Launch Capital Campaign for New Archives Center

December 14, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Awarded $31,400 to Launch Capital Campaign for New Archives Center

Seal_of_New_JerseyThe Historical Society of Haddonfield has been awarded two grants totaling $31,400 to plan and undertake a capital campaign for its new Archives Center, which was recently approved by Haddonfield’s Zoning Board of Adjustment to be built on the site of an existing garage on the Society’s property.

The New Jersey Cultural Trust awarded the Society $26,400 through its Institutional and Financial Stabilization grant program, which rotates annually between funding arts, history, and cultural institutions in the state. The Historical Society is the only recipient in Camden County this year.

The Haddonfield Foundation awarded an additional $5,000 to the Society’s effort to undertake the capital campaign.

“Together, these generous grants will allow us to take the next steps to making the Archives Center a reality and securing the community support we need to construct the building,” said Carol W. Smith, President of the Historical Society of Haddonfield. “These awards will allow us to work with experts experienced in planning and managing a capital campaign of this scale.”

The Society’s proposed Archives Center is expected to cost approximately $850,000. The new two-story building was designed by Haddonfield resident Eduardo Guzman of DCM Architecture and Engineering, and reinterprets an earlier barn that had stood on the site. The new Archives Center will provide much-needed space for the Society’s archival holdings, which include correspondence, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, maps, pamphlets, ephemera, books, and more.

Haddonfield Zoning Board Approves Plan for New Archives Center

December 1, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Haddonfield Zoning Board Approves Plan for New Archives Center

New Archives Center buildingHaddonfield’s Zoning Board of Adjustment has approved a proposal by the Historical Society of Haddonfield to build a new Archives Center on the site of an existing garage on the Society’s property.

The new two-story building was designed by Haddonfield resident Eduardo Guzman of DCM Architecture and Engineering, and reinterprets an earlier barn that had stood on the site. The design had received acclaim from both the Historic Preservation Commission and the Planning Board.

The new building will provide much-needed space for the Society’s archival holdings, which include correspondence, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, maps, pamphlets, ephemera, privately published books, and more.

“Together, these materials are the collective memory of our town,” said Society President Carol W. Smith. “The new Archives Center building will help us continue to preserve these important records for decades to come thanks to cutting-edge environmental controls, efficient storage space, and even room to grow.”

The Archives Center is currently housed in the eighteenth-century Samuel Mickle House, the oldest frame structure in Camden County. Approximately half of the 725 linear feet of collection materials is now stored off-site.

The Historical Society will be undertaking a capital campaign in 2016 to make this new vision a reality. More details will be forthcoming.

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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.

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Historical Society of Haddonfield
343 Kings Hwy. E
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
856.429.7375
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