Historical Society Receives Matching Grant to Recognize Contributions of Past President Pat Lennon

The Historical Society of Haddonfield has received a new challenge grant in support of its planned new Archives Center building: starting in May, all donations made in honor of past president Pat Lennon will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a donor who worked with Pat at the Historical Society and admires …

Dec. 7 Book Launch Planned for Jan Twitchell’s New Autobiography

The Historical Society is co-hosting a book launch for Jan Twitchell’s new book, A Fortunate Life. The event will be held on Thursday Dec. 7 at 3 pm at Brandywine Living, 132 Warwick Rd, Haddonfield. Jan began the book as an oral history for the Historical Society, before it turned …

Proposed New Archives Center

The Historical Society of Haddonfield plans to build a new Archives Center on the site of an existing garage on the Society’s property at 343 Kings Highway East, just steps from Greenfield Hall and the Mickle House. The new two-story building was designed by Haddonfield resident Eduardo Guzman of DCM …

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Time to Renew Your Historical Society Membership

June 21, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off on Time to Renew Your Historical Society Membership

If you haven’t already done so, please take a minute to renew your Historical Society of Haddonfield membership today. You can send in your check or click on the PayPal link in the right margin to renew today.

(And if you have already renewed, thank you so much!)

As always, your membership has enabled us to accomplish so much this year. Thanks to your support, we have been able to continue our work with local students and educators, including tours for both second- and third-graders at local schools. We also mentored more than 80 students from Haddonfield Memorial High School working with primary source materials in our Archives Center.

We completed repairs and improvements to the Samuel Mickle House, the oldest frame structure in Camden County. We also invested in new tools for preserving our museum collections, and put more objects on display in Greenfield Hall. And we continue to reach out to new audiences with our public programs, which include free-to-members lectures, and our book club.

We have even bigger plans for next year and need your continued support.

Please consider renewing at $35, $55, or more today. You can mail in a check, or donate via PayPal (just note in the “special instructions” that this is for your membership).

Thank you in advance for your continued support!

June 6 Event to Celebrate HMHS Student Research on Local Impacts of World War I

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The Historical Society of Haddonfield invites you to join us on Tuesday June 6 at 7 pm as we celebrate the work done by Haddonfield Memorial High School students this spring as they researched how our area was impacted by World War I. The event will be held in the HMHS library, located at 401 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

The HMHS class, “Haddonfield and the Great War,” was offered for the first time this semester and is taught by Social Studies teacher David Reader. Students visited the Historical Society several times in the course of their research, using primary source materials and viewing World War I-related artifacts in the Society’s collections.

At this culminating event, the students will be discussing their experiences and previewing some of the digital content they compiled. A small exhibit of primary source documents will also be on display.

Free.

Closed Monday for Memorial Day

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The Historical Society will be closed on Monday May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. Please contact us at 856-429-7375 if you’d like to schedule another time for a visit.

We’ll be open for our usual First Sunday hours on Sunday June 4, 2017, from 1-3 pm.

May General Membership Meeting to Highlight History of New Jersey’s Delaware Bay Oyster Industry

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Join us on Wednesday May 24 at 7:30 pm for the Historical Society’s next General Membership Meeting and program. Dr. Michael Chiarappa of Quinnipiac University will be presenting, “Planting Bivalves: The History of New Jersey’s Delaware Bay Oyster Industry.”

The oystering industry along the Delaware Bay is now merely a shadow of its once thriving self. Dr. Chiarappa will explore the history of this bustling industry using historic photographs, and encourages questions and discussion from the audience’s own memories of this bygone era. Dr. Chiarappa is a native of Audubon who now resides in Haddonfield.

The event will be held at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Free for members, suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers.

Book Club to Meet Monday May 15

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The next meeting of the Historical Society of Haddonfield’s Book Club will be Monday, May 15 at 7 pm. We’ll be discussing the book The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court, by Jeffrey Toobin.

This book is a joint event with the Haddonfield Public Library Book Club, but it’s our turn to host. We’ll be meeting at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

Toobin’s book explores the inner workings of the U.S. Supreme Court, painting a rich picture of the complicated relationships between the nine justices and how their work impacts the country.

As always, all are welcome at the event, even if you haven’t read the whole book, and feel free to bring a friend! Light refreshments will be provided.

If you’re planning your summer reading, make sure to leave time for our September book selection: Worst President Ever: James Buchanan, the POTUS Rating Game, and the Legacy of the Least of the Lesser Presidents, by Haddonfield resident Robert Strauss. In November, we will discuss Pure Heart: The Faith of a Father and Son in the War for a More Perfect Union, by William F. Quigley.

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Historical Society of Haddonfield
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Haddonfield, NJ 08033
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