Tickets On Sale Now for 2018 Candlelight Dinner!

We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday March 21 at 6 pm for our annual Candlelight Dinner and General Membership Meeting at Tavistock Country Club. This year’s toe-tapping program will feature a presentation on “Tunes of the Twenties and All That Jazz: The Stories Behind the Songs,” by Dr. Robert …

Dec. 7 Book Launch Planned for Jan Twitchell’s New Autobiography

The Historical Society is co-hosting a book launch for Jan Twitchell’s new book, A Fortunate Life. The event will be held on Thursday Dec. 7 at 3 pm at Brandywine Living, 132 Warwick Rd, Haddonfield. Jan began the book as an oral history for the Historical Society, before it turned …

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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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!

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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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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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.

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