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 …

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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.

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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.

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.

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Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-4 pm; first Sunday of the month, 1-3 pm; and by appointment.

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Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 am; first Sunday of the month, 1-3 pm; and by appointment.

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