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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Culture Presentation November 18

November 13, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Culture Presentation November 18

The History of Cranberries and Culture Presentation at Greenfield Hall

November 18th at 7:30pm

EVxtkVr05CJmXooFxqZCAhjrDvw9CuZXLiejcJHKkAy47HK1Et2XgC5JDQSo3vT5BiQLvliIW9YHVvJEaPkBh1lAkvuetTkrmrV0fzFrd4TVUyKkOP6nuhAi9fijF0UqYSMyyqD0cFhBGFOHsKS-iLAlalvTR-wghM9ixaw=s0-d-e1-ftOur November General meeting will feature Rick Prickett from Whitesbog Preservation Trust in Browns Mills, New Jersey. Rick will be speaking on the history and culture of cranberries in New Jersey. Just in time for Thanksgiving and the holidays, this presentation highlights how important the New Jersey Pine Barrens were to the development of the cranberry.

Historical Society Receives Historic Preservation Grant from Camden County

November 10, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Receives Historic Preservation Grant from Camden County
Samuel Mickle House

Samuel Mickle House

The Historical Society of Haddonfield has been awarded $29,238 from Camden County’s Open Space, Farmland, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund to support the Society’s ongoing stewardship of the circa 1736 Samuel Mickle House.

The Samuel Mickle House, also known as the Hip Roof House, is a remarkable example of early eighteenth-century frame construction. The small one and one-half story gambrel roof structure is the oldest frame building in Camden County. It was moved to its present site next to the Historical Society’s headquarters in 1965, and currently houses the Society’s Archives Center and Research Library.

“We’re proud to be the stewards of this important historic building, and we’re thrilled that this grant will allow us to make some necessary improvements,” said Carol W. Smith, President of the Historical Society of Haddonfield.

The historic preservation grant from Camden County will allow the Society to strengthen the structure by installing posts and beams in the basement and making other small repairs to the first floor framing and stair. The grant will also support improvements to basement plumbing and ducts, in part to better protect the building’s timber framing.

Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours!

October 20, 2015 Events, tours Comments Off on Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours!

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Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours

October 12, 2015 Events, tours Comments Off on Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours

haunted HaddonfieldThree quarter view spooky halloween pumpkin Jack O Lantern shiny inside isolatedHaunted Haddonfield Walking Tours with host, Bill Meehan, author of Haunted Haddonfield.

  • Dates: October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30
  • Cost: $5.00 children $10.00 adults
  • Tours start at 7pm at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East

Join us on a walking tour of Old Haddonfield as author William Meehan, Jr. regales us with ghost stories and legends from his popular paperback, Haunted Haddonfield. The tour begins at 7 p.m. at Greenfield Hall and winds past the cemetery and familiar homes along the way. The tour lasts about 60 minutes and can be enjoyed by everyone: couples, groups and families.

Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash only) or ahead of time at Greenfield Hall, The Haddonfield Public Library, or the Haddonfield Visitor Center. There are no rain dates, but tickets can be used on any of the tour dates.

Please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a flashlight and wear somewhat reflective clothing as a safety precaution.

*Proceeds benefit Historical Society and Haddonfield Library.

Questions: 856-429-7375 info@haddonfieldhistory.org

Garden Cleanup, Sat. Oct. 3

September 28, 2015 Events Comments Off on Garden Cleanup, Sat. Oct. 3

Please join us for our Fall Garden Clean up at Greenfield Hall gardens this Saturday October 3rd. We have many beautiful plantings that need pruning and upkeep so that our entire community can enjoy them. Clean up will be from 9am – 12pm noon. Bring your garden gloves and rake!

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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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