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 …

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 …

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 …

Archives Center Donations

Help us build a new Archives Center! Use this form to make an online donation to the new building, or contact us to discuss other giving options.

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Opportunities for New Volunteers

January 4, 2016 Uncategorized Comments Off on Opportunities for New Volunteers
Volunteer Doug R at Fall Festival

Volunteer Doug Rauschenberger talks about Historical Society programs and publications at the Haddonfield Fall Festival.

The Historical Society of Haddonfield relies on the generosity and enthusiasm of our volunteers to help us preserve, study, and promote Haddonfield’s rich history. From working in the office to leading tours to maintaining our buildings and grounds, volunteers are essential to our mission.

Some of our most urgent needs currently include:

– leading tours / educational programs,

– writing / design for our quarterly newsletter and other publicity efforts,

– data-entry and other office work,

– helping to maintain the buildings / gardens / grounds, and

– caring for our tool collection, as well as other museum and archival collections.

Please consider getting involved. You can fill out our volunteer form here, and we’ll get in touch to arrange a time to talk further about upcoming opportunities.

http://haddonfieldhistory.org/support/volunteer/

Holiday Hours

December 23, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Holiday Hours

Just a reminder that the Historical Society will be closed from Thursday December 24, 2015 through Saturday January 2, 2016 (except for a handful of already scheduled research appointments in the Archives Center).

Greenfield Hall and the Archives Center will both re-open for our usual “first Sunday” hours on Sunday January 3 from 1-3 pm.

Happy holidays, and see you in 2016!

Historical Society Awarded $31,400 to Launch Capital Campaign for New Archives Center

December 14, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Awarded $31,400 to Launch Capital Campaign for New Archives Center

Seal_of_New_JerseyThe Historical Society of Haddonfield has been awarded two grants totaling $31,400 to plan and undertake a capital campaign for its new Archives Center, which was recently approved by Haddonfield’s Zoning Board of Adjustment to be built on the site of an existing garage on the Society’s property.

The New Jersey Cultural Trust awarded the Society $26,400 through its Institutional and Financial Stabilization grant program, which rotates annually between funding arts, history, and cultural institutions in the state. The Historical Society is the only recipient in Camden County this year.

The Haddonfield Foundation awarded an additional $5,000 to the Society’s effort to undertake the capital campaign.

“Together, these generous grants will allow us to take the next steps to making the Archives Center a reality and securing the community support we need to construct the building,” said Carol W. Smith, President of the Historical Society of Haddonfield. “These awards will allow us to work with experts experienced in planning and managing a capital campaign of this scale.”

The Society’s proposed Archives Center is expected to cost approximately $850,000. 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 new Archives Center will provide much-needed space for the Society’s archival holdings, which include correspondence, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, maps, pamphlets, ephemera, books, and more.

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.

Order and pay right here online!

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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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