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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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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Next Book Club Meeting Monday Feb. 22

February 10, 2016 Book Club Comments Off on Next Book Club Meeting Monday Feb. 22

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This time, we’re holding a joint meeting with the Haddonfield Public Library Book Club. Join us for our discussion at Haddonfield Borough Hall on Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 pm.

The book selection is MARGARET FULLER: A NEW AMERICAN LIFE, by Megan Marshall.

 

COMING SOON:

Book Club will be back at Greenfield Hall on Sunday April 3, where we’ll host Haddonfield resident Carol Chandler Malcarney, author of the newly published 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 pieces of war-time correspondence between her parents, giving the reader a glimpse into the life of a family interrupted by World War II.

We’re thrilled to have Carol attend our April Book Club meeting and join the discussion.

This book can be purchased at Greenfield Hall during office hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1-4 pm. You can also call the office at 856-429-7375 and we’ll arrange for you to get the book before the meeting.

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.

 

Historical Society January Book Club

January 14, 2016 Book Club Comments Off on Historical Society January Book Club

Join us January 20th 7pm at Greenfield Hall for an interesting discussion on:

HSH jan 2016 bookclubThe incredible story of the young women of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who unwittingly played a crucial role in one of the most significant moments in US history.

If you thought you knew everything about the Manhattan project…read this. This is an incredibly true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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We meet with the Haddonfield Library’s Book Club for a combined meeting on Monday, Feb.22, 2016, 7:00 pm, at Haddonfield Borough Hall. The selection is MARGARET FULLER: A NEW AMERICAN LIFE, by Megan Marshall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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