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GH samplersHistoric textiles provide museums with a profound source of the past as our most fragile documents. Here at the Historical Society of Haddonfield, we house a broad spectrum of textiles ranging from flats to costumes. Keep in mind our mission which allows us to access items pertaining to Haddonfield, N.J. and its environs.

Among the flats collection are 18th, 19th and 20th century bed and table linens, 19th century bathing towels, jacquard coverlets, quilts from the 19th and 20th centuries and needlework including samplers.

Our impressive costume collection includes the following categories: ladies’ dresses, undergarments and accessories from the late 17th century through the mid 20th century; men’s suits, undergarments and accessories from the late 18th century through the 20th century; military uniforms; civic uniforms; infants’ and children’s clothing and accessories from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Because of a textile’s fragile nature, our collections are rotated through an exhibit schedule and are not on permanent display.

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
General questions:
info@haddonfieldhistory.org
Research questions:
library@haddonfieldhistory.org

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