History of the Town of Haddonfield

The town of Haddonfield, one of the oldest communities in what was originally known as West Jersey, has taken on many different appearances and roles during its lifetime. Located geographically at a critical point, where the navigable portion of the Cooper River crosses the King’s Highway, which ran between the …

Greenfield Hall and Garden Rental Rates

Download Fee Schedule (PDF)   Event Size Limits Greenfield Hall – 50 persons – inside Greenfield Hall & Gardens – 100 persons – inside & outside   Fees Greenfield Hall (includes use of upper terrace) – 4 hours $750 Greenfield Hall & Garden – 4 hours $1,000 Garden Wedding Service …

New Children’s Book: Samuel N. Rhoads of Haddonfield, NJ

The Historical Society of Haddonfield is proud to announce the publication of a new children’s book: Samuel N. Rhoads of Haddonfield, NJ: Birds, Books and Big Adventures. Books will be available for $12 beginning on Monday April 18, 2016. We’re offering a special sale price of $10 per copy at …

Haddonfield Zoning Board Approves Plan for New Archives Center

Haddonfield’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 …

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Next Book Club Meeting Sunday April 3

March 28, 2016 Book Club Comments Off on Next Book Club Meeting Sunday April 3

LibertyStreetcoverThe next meeting of the Book Club is Sunday, April 3 from 2 – 4 PM. We’ll be discussing Liberty Street, by Haddonfield resident Carol Chandler Malcarney. And Carol will be joining us for the conversation!

Carol authored the newly published book, Liberty Street. This collection of World War II correspondence between Janice Y. Chandler and Alfred G. Chandler M.D, is a daughter’s loving tribute to her parents. Carol has collected and published over 700 war time correspondence between her parents, giving the reader a glimpse into the life of a family interrupted by World War II.

Looking ahead, here are the next few books we’re be reading in the Book Club. All discussions will be held in Greenfield Hall unless otherwise noted, and all are welcome!

Tuesday, May 10, 7 pm – The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge, by David McCullough

Tuesday, September 13, 7 pm – Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow

Tuesday, November 15, 7 pm – Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States, by Bill Bryson

Thank you to our Candlelight Dinner Speaker and Sponsors!!

March 28, 2016 Events Comments Off on Thank you to our Candlelight Dinner Speaker and Sponsors!!

The Historical Society of Haddonfield members were thrilled to have Dr. Ken Lacovara from Rowan University’s Fossil Park and Dean of their new school of Earth and Environment join us Wednesday night for a fascinating talk during our annual Candlelight Dinner. Thank you to Dr. Lacovara and Joanne Connor from Rowan and Freeholder Heather Simmons from Rowan’s Fossil Park. Check out the Fossil Park on the web www.rowan.edu/fossil.

Thank you to our sponsors for the event:

LIZ ALBERT & WARREN PALITZ
CAROL & BRIAN SMITH
BOB & BARBARA HILGEN
E. LAWRIE RHOADS
OAK RIDGE CONSULTING
& NANCY WEBER
JOHN RIHL

Thank you to our auction basket donors:

John Giannotti
Fun in the Sun Store—Haddonfield, NJ
Little Tuna Restaurant—Haddonfield, NJ
Dennis James Salon—Haddonfield, NJ
Inkwood Books—Haddonfield, NJ
Wine—Board of Trustees HSH

Final Call for Candlelight Dinner Tickets 3/23/16

March 17, 2016 Events Comments Off on Final Call for Candlelight Dinner Tickets 3/23/16

Tickets on sale only until Monday! Join us for the Historical Society Candlelight Dinner, 6pm March 23rd at Tavistock Country Club.

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Tickets will only be on sale until Monday 3/21. Please email the office at info@haddonfieldhistory.org or call 856-429-7375 to reserve yours. Checks can be dropped off at 343 Kings Highway East (mail slot in office door) or log online and purchase HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

“Death of the Dinosaurs, Birth of a Fossil Park”

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Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 1 to 4 PM and
1st Sunday of the month from 1 to 3PM

ARCHIVES CENTER / RESEARCH LIBRARY

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 9:30 to 11:30 AM and
1st Sunday of the month from 1 to 3 PM and
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Greenfield Hall and the Archives Center are both CLOSED Saturdays & Sundays except as noted above for the 1st 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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