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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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#GivingTuesday – Celebrate the History of Haddonfield!

December 1, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on #GivingTuesday – Celebrate the History of Haddonfield!

GivingTuesdayHelp us protect Haddonfield’s rich history for generations to come. The Historical Society of Haddonfield is very thankful to all of our members and the Haddonfield community that has supported us over the years. Your donation today will directly fund the preservation of countless documents, artifacts, and family records.

Make a donation today by clicking here, or mail your donation to the Historical Society of Haddonfield, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

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Culture Presentation November 18

November 13, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Culture Presentation November 18

The History of Cranberries and Culture Presentation at Greenfield Hall

November 18th at 7:30pm

EVxtkVr05CJmXooFxqZCAhjrDvw9CuZXLiejcJHKkAy47HK1Et2XgC5JDQSo3vT5BiQLvliIW9YHVvJEaPkBh1lAkvuetTkrmrV0fzFrd4TVUyKkOP6nuhAi9fijF0UqYSMyyqD0cFhBGFOHsKS-iLAlalvTR-wghM9ixaw=s0-d-e1-ftOur November General meeting will feature Rick Prickett from Whitesbog Preservation Trust in Browns Mills, New Jersey. Rick will be speaking on the history and culture of cranberries in New Jersey. Just in time for Thanksgiving and the holidays, this presentation highlights how important the New Jersey Pine Barrens were to the development of the cranberry.

Historical Society Receives Historic Preservation Grant from Camden County

November 10, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Receives Historic Preservation Grant from Camden County
Samuel Mickle House

Samuel Mickle House

The Historical Society of Haddonfield has been awarded $29,238 from Camden County’s Open Space, Farmland, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund to support the Society’s ongoing stewardship of the circa 1736 Samuel Mickle House.

The Samuel Mickle House, also known as the Hip Roof House, is a remarkable example of early eighteenth-century frame construction. The small one and one-half story gambrel roof structure is the oldest frame building in Camden County. It was moved to its present site next to the Historical Society’s headquarters in 1965, and currently houses the Society’s Archives Center and Research Library.

“We’re proud to be the stewards of this important historic building, and we’re thrilled that this grant will allow us to make some necessary improvements,” said Carol W. Smith, President of the Historical Society of Haddonfield.

The historic preservation grant from Camden County will allow the Society to strengthen the structure by installing posts and beams in the basement and making other small repairs to the first floor framing and stair. The grant will also support improvements to basement plumbing and ducts, in part to better protect the building’s timber framing.

Historical Society Selected for Collection Stewardship Program

July 20, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Selected for Collection Stewardship Program

Cased photographs small_NEWThe Historical Society of Haddonfield has been selected to participate in a competitive, grant-funded collection stewardship program of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) valued at nearly $6,000.

Funded through the generous support of the William Penn Foundation, CCAHA’s Philadelphia Stewardship Program is designed to help non-profit collecting institutions achieve their preservation and conservation goals. The program is open to institutions within Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania and Camden County, NJ.

“We’re thrilled to have this opportunity to have experts in the field of preservation help us prioritize our needs for our museum and archival collections, which are cared for by a dedicated team of volunteers and staff,” said Carol W. Smith, President of the Historical Society of Haddonfield.

The Historical Society has been selected to participate in Track 1, the Preservation Needs Assessment track. During the 12-month program, the Historical Society will receive a free preservation needs assessment for its museum and archival collections, and staff and volunteers will attend programs in CCAHA’s Collections Care Training series and receive other technical support from CCAHA staff.

CCAHA is a nonprofit conservation facility specializing in the treatment of works on paper, photographs, and books through conservation and state-of-the-art digital imaging services. Founded in Philadelphia in 1977, CCAHA serves both nonprofit cultural institutions and private individuals and organizations. CCAHA’s preservation services staff present educational programs, conduct preservation assessments, and develop emergency preparedness plans. CCAHA’s development department provides fundraising and grant-writing support to institutions seeking assistance for preservation and conservation projects.

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