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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Holiday Open House on December 13th at Greenfield Hall

December 2, 2015 Events Comments Off on Holiday Open House on December 13th at Greenfield Hall

Greenfield Hall front doors lo resIt’s holiday time at the Historical Society of Haddonfield. The holiday season comes alive this winter at Greenfield Hall, the ancestral home of John Gill and now the headquarters of the Historical Society.

Stop by our Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 13th from 12pm to 4pm. Local crafters will be demonstrating their talents and selling their wares, including handspun yarns by Irene Charney, baskets handwoven by Inger Bullock, handwoven textiles by Dianne Snodgrass, and the Broom Squire Dr. Sam Moyer.

We’ll also be selling Society publications like Haddonfield on the Move, Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh, and Lost Haddonfield. We’ll have a table of collectibles and attic treasures for sale, and a handful of boxwood balls available for those who did not pre-order them. Hope you can join us.

Boxwood Balls – Order BY DEC 6!

December 2, 2015 Events Comments Off on Boxwood Balls – Order BY DEC 6!

P2SEh2Ipis8DRYlDhlFloNHKqHmIbrIPKtZ4JevCpUTdSsVUfoY6u_TB2NBTHO_1ICfI3iZyHnWFGrJdA0KKTA14DyyFC8Lar_T1uNZLfJ_y13pojLWKlTerXCUMy_eJnGFmuujLJuFu68H-_Njlllv8PNYCsC1fh0C1A5M=s0-d-e1-ftDecorate your home this Holiday season with our fragrant, fresh-cut boxwood balls, each lovingly hand crafted and adorned with a festive red ribbon bow and green plastic hanger.

Two sizes this year: The small ball measures 7”x 9” and costs $20. The large ball measures 8” x 10” and costs $25.00 *They are flat on the back so they can be hung on a door or window.

These boxwood balls are an HSH tradition, available this year by pre-order only. They will be ready for pick up at our Holly Festival on Sunday, Dec. 13th from 12-4 pm or by prearranged pick-up.

DOWNLOAD AN ORDER FORM and mail your check made payable to: Historical Society of Haddonfield to Historical Society of Haddonfield, 343 Kings Hwy. E, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

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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.

Thank you!

Garden Cleanup Sat, Nov 21

November 19, 2015 Events Comments Off on Garden Cleanup Sat, Nov 21

12241310_976839912387061_7878135525521792523_nGarden cleanup this Saturday, November 21, from 10-12. Hope you can make it! contact info@haddonfieldhistory.org or 856-429-7375 for further info.

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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.

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