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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Halloween at The Historical Society of Haddonfield

October 9, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off on Halloween at The Historical Society of Haddonfield

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The Society welcomes traditional musician and historian Mark Carroll – September 25th at 7:30 PM, Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033

September 14, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off on The Society welcomes traditional musician and historian Mark Carroll – September 25th at 7:30 PM, Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033

Popular music may have changed a bit over the past three hundred years, or perhaps more than a bit, but the desire to enjoy, share and perform music is a common thread throughout history (as well as the efforts by some to insist that things have gone a bit too far.) The September General Meeting will allow just a glimpse of how and what our colonial forefathers might have enjoyed musically, as the Society welcomes traditional musician and history buff Mark Carroll. In keeping with the occasion of the tricentennial year, Mr. Carroll will perform and talk about some tunes likely to be heard and shared at a social gathering in the year 1713, as well as other highlights of colonial era music.
Following a Navy career, Mr. Carroll has been able to indulge his early love for music of all kinds, but particularly Celtic and early American music. He plays the music of Frances Hopkinson, Turlough O’Carolan and many others including, if we’re lucky, some of the slightly off-color tunes compiled by Thomas D’Urfey in his Wit and Mirth, or Pills to Purge Melancholy. He is a seasoned performer and instructor on the Celtic harp, hammered dulcimer and Uillean pipes. He also has the tin whistle, violin, harpsichord, mandolin, banjo and several other instruments amongst his repertoire, so we can look forward to a varied and entertaining program.

Lately Mr. Carroll has been able to be seen regularly at The City Tavern in Philadelphia, where his music has complemented the Eighteenth Century atmosphere of the restaurant. He also performs regularly throughout the area at venues ranging from concerts to historical reenactments, with his musical expertise stretching from classical to the “country” songs of D’Urfrey mentioned above. Like the harpers of old, Mark brings his music to all sorts of festive occasions. More information and video samples of his work a can be found at www.markcarrollmusic.com.

The General Membership Meeting will be held Wednesday, September 25 at 7:30pm at Greenfield Hall, which will also lend its grandeur and gaiety to the occasion. Please join us for a festive occasion of music shared with old and new friends.

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Volunteers Needed!

May 29, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off on Volunteers Needed!

Grab your muskets! The British Army to occupy Haddonfield – Again!

May 27, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off on Grab your muskets! The British Army to occupy Haddonfield – Again!

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What: Encampment, march and skirmish in historic downtown Haddonfield.

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1

 1 p.m.  – live battle

Where: Indian King Tavern, 233 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033

For more information, telephone the Indian King Tavern (856) 429-6792

Re-enactors portraying the loyalists to the King and the New Jersey Volunteers will “battle” in downtown Haddonfield on Saturday, June 1at 1 p.m. The event marks the 235th anniversary of the British encampment in Haddonfield.

Starting at 10 a.m. on June 1, the Continental Army will occupy the Historical Society of Haddonfield building at 343 Kings Hwy East, while the British encamp at the Indian King Tavern at 233 Kings Highway East.

Around 1 p.m. the New Jersey Volunteers will march down Kings Highway and encounter a large division of the British Army. The skirmish should take about 30 minutes, so don’t be late.  It is highly probable that the British will drive the Continentals out of town before celebrating in the wine cellar of the Indian King Tavern. (With the British invading, Haddonfield residents would be well advised to bury any valuables in their gardens!)

There will be plenty of space for viewing along Kings Highway, which will be shut to traffic. Re-enactors will be cooking over fires and guarding their camps at the Historical Society and the Indian King, and guests are welcomed to meet and talk with them.

Also, the conference room at Remington and Vernick Engineers, 236 Kings Highway East, will be open to guest with Revolutionary War armies of toy soldiers on display.

From 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, Kings Highway will be closed to parking from Haddon Avenue to Grove Street.  This same area will be closed to traffic from about 12:50 p.m. until 1:40 p.m.

Visiting the Indian King Tavern is like stepping back in time to the Revolutionary Era, with its period rooms and historical details. The Indian King Tavern is where the New Jersey Rebel Assembly met in 1777 as we fought a war against the British who were occupying the state. The tavern is now a museum and an important part of our state’s history. The Indian King Tavern is a state-owned historic site operated with the assistance of the Friends of the Indian King Tavern.

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March 30, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off on HSH Events!

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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.

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