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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General Membership Meeting: Wed, May 27th

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Authors Bob Shinn and Kevin Cook discuss their recently published book,
Along the Cooper River: Camden to Haddonfield

Along the cooper riverIt’s no exaggeration to say that the modest waterway we call the Cooper River put Haddonfield on the map. The town was first built near the highest navigable portion of the tidal River, providing a link to the ports of Camden and Philadelphia. Its waters provided power for mills, bringing farmers from the surrounding area to the town. As its role in industry and transportation diminished, its shores provided recreation for thousands and the focal point for a massive park project. This history, and its lessons for the future of the river, has been brought together by authors Robert Shinn and Kevin Cook in the new book Along the Cooper River: Camden to Haddonfield and will be brought to life at the May general membership meeting on May 27th, 2015.

Authors Shinn and Cook were first allied in the fight to save the Wallworth Club House, a 1928 structure that stood as testament to the park’s history and was threatened by neglect. Their efforts proved unsuccessful and the Club House was bulldozed by Camden County last year. The fight to save it energized them in their efforts to both recognize the history that had taken place along the Cooper River, and to protect what vestiges of this remained by having the park system lining it declared a Historic District. The book serves not only as a chronicle of the history and a nostalgic look at former sights and pastimes, but as a call to action.

Many local individuals and organizations contributed to the book, including the Historical Society of Haddonfield, and thousands of fascinating images were supplied. The presentation will share many of these in an interactive format, with plenty of opportunity for the audience to share their own memories and knowledge. The authors have presented a series of talks about the book in the area, but each one takes a unique shape based upon the location and the interests of the audience, making it a worthwhile trip even you’ve previously attended.

Copies of the book will be available to purchase, and the authors will be happy to autograph these or any other copies brought to the meeting. Please join us and your friends from the Society for a journey

Along the Cooper River at Greenfield Hall on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:30pm for an important look at our hometown waterway’s past and future.

Indian King Tavern Sat, May 16

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Garden Clean-Up, Sat., May 2

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May 2

Fiber Demonstration at Greenfield Hall on April 25

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Spots are still available for our Fiber Event on April 25. Deadline for artists is April 15.

See details below, and please pass along to anyone you think might be interested in participating. And mark your calendar to attend this event as well!

Heddle LoomFiber artists are invited to participate in an all-day Demonstration and Sale on Saturday, April 25th, 2015.
This will be held at the Historical Society of Haddonfield, Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

  • Setup for artists will be from 9am to 10am.
  • The public will be invited starting at 10am, ending at 5pm.
  • The public will be invited to watch, learn, and join in with their own projects, as well as purchase items for sale.
  • This is perfect for Spinners, hand weavers, knitters, crocheters, and any other fiber artists.
  • Please register by April 15th ensure a spot.
  • A complimentary lunch will be provided for the vendors.

weaving compressedTo sign up to exhibit please send a $30.00 check made payable to:
Historical Society of Haddonfield
343 King’s Hwy E
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Attn: Dianne Snodgrass

*Note what you will be demonstrating as well as contact information. At the end of the event you will receive a $15.00 refund. The society asks for a voluntary $10 donation of days sales to help defray overhead costs for the day.

For further information please contact Dianne Snodgrass at 856-428-6823 or email her at:
sdsnodgrass@yahoo.com OR call the HSH office at 856-429-7375.

We hope to see you there!

Volunteers Needed

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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.

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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