Historical Society Receives Matching Grant to Recognize Contributions of Past President Pat Lennon

The Historical Society of Haddonfield has received a new challenge grant in support of its planned new Archives Center building: starting in May, all donations made in honor of past president Pat Lennon will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a donor who worked with Pat at the Historical Society and admires …

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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Fiber Arts Day: April 30, 10 AM to 4 PM

April 4, 2016 Events Comments Off on Fiber Arts Day: April 30, 10 AM to 4 PM

12814774_1035311383206580_9099043581795626862_nJoin us for demonstrations of spinning, weaving, basketry, caning, knitting, crocheting, and needlework, as well as an antique circular sock machine.

There will also be a special showing of antique woven coverlets at 11:30 am and 2 pm.

Free!

Next Book Club Meeting Sunday April 3

March 28, 2016 Book Club Comments Off on Next Book Club Meeting Sunday April 3

LibertyStreetcoverThe next meeting of the Book Club is Sunday, April 3 from 2 – 4 PM. We’ll be discussing Liberty Street, by Haddonfield resident Carol Chandler Malcarney. And Carol will be joining us for the conversation!

Carol authored the newly published book, Liberty Street. This collection of World War II correspondence between Janice Y. Chandler and Alfred G. Chandler M.D, is a daughter’s loving tribute to her parents. Carol has collected and published over 700 war time correspondence between her parents, giving the reader a glimpse into the life of a family interrupted by World War II.

Looking ahead, here are the next few books we’re be reading in the Book Club. All discussions will be held in Greenfield Hall unless otherwise noted, and all are welcome!

Tuesday, May 10, 7 pm – The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge, by David McCullough

Tuesday, September 13, 7 pm – Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow

Tuesday, November 15, 7 pm – Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States, by Bill Bryson

Thank you to our Candlelight Dinner Speaker and Sponsors!!

March 28, 2016 Events Comments Off on Thank you to our Candlelight Dinner Speaker and Sponsors!!

The Historical Society of Haddonfield members were thrilled to have Dr. Ken Lacovara from Rowan University’s Fossil Park and Dean of their new school of Earth and Environment join us Wednesday night for a fascinating talk during our annual Candlelight Dinner. Thank you to Dr. Lacovara and Joanne Connor from Rowan and Freeholder Heather Simmons from Rowan’s Fossil Park. Check out the Fossil Park on the web www.rowan.edu/fossil.

Thank you to our sponsors for the event:

LIZ ALBERT & WARREN PALITZ
CAROL & BRIAN SMITH
BOB & BARBARA HILGEN
E. LAWRIE RHOADS
OAK RIDGE CONSULTING
& NANCY WEBER
JOHN RIHL

Thank you to our auction basket donors:

John Giannotti
Fun in the Sun Store—Haddonfield, NJ
Little Tuna Restaurant—Haddonfield, NJ
Dennis James Salon—Haddonfield, NJ
Inkwood Books—Haddonfield, NJ
Wine—Board of Trustees HSH

Final Call for Candlelight Dinner Tickets 3/23/16

March 17, 2016 Events Comments Off on Final Call for Candlelight Dinner Tickets 3/23/16

Tickets on sale only until Monday! Join us for the Historical Society Candlelight Dinner, 6pm March 23rd at Tavistock Country Club.

37czlNnic0xwNlobLlf-nr0d-gtsT60yTiseRVV-8buxD6FZfkCzCFt5Tx0caBvUgmF0TlEHozTSW9JQ-pjk4XyI-wnQbj0E03eAXQa2JPNP2dBeHMLZT5q4nzlDzj6tz6PAyZCP8bjEAS2aVQ5qwzfm06o_b6RirO33k04=s0-d-e1-ftJoin us Wed. March 23rd for an amazing presentation! 2016 Ted Talk presenter and Rowan Dean Dr. Ken Lacovara.

Tickets will only be on sale until Monday 3/21. Please email the office at info@haddonfieldhistory.org or call 856-429-7375 to reserve yours. Checks can be dropped off at 343 Kings Highway East (mail slot in office door) or log online and purchase HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

“Death of the Dinosaurs, Birth of a Fossil Park”

Y6jINrxok2-HapF-XIv0Th8bW2k56vPaEhj-DARJhYFHhrsmvVaAS2rK17Ul9V5ahtr7Upn_9Qgm0UWQqi3Vb5dArO5pZzegcfA9jZwyDaYzzpPGza3AhyoeuOV9Cn2j0nup5un_GOag4aQbJDDIyLrX4_ctVi33-1jNM6k=s0-d-e1-ftDr. Lacovara is the founding Dean of Rowan’s new school of Earth and Environment. But he also draws great pride from his work as Director of the Rowan University Fossil Quarry in Mantua Township, NJ. The 65-acre quarry contains exquisitely preserved fossils of marine animals from the heyday of the dinosaur period, with clues to indicate that the animals were part of a mass die-off. “It’s a great story,” Lacovara says, “that evidence pertaining to one of the enduring mysteries of science—the extinction of dinosaurs—might be found in a quarry behind a Lowe’s in southern New Jersey.” While the quarry serves an important research function, it has also hosted nearly 10,000 visitors during community dig days. Learn about this exciting new development at Rowan and what made southern New Jersey a hot bed of dinosaur discoveries.

Next Book Club Meeting Monday Feb. 22

February 10, 2016 Book Club Comments Off on Next Book Club Meeting Monday Feb. 22

LEi5THuOmIKpoZYpj5Iwsbxg5cLMItaBC_ngYxvPJYFdjJUMKpq1sSCUIX7Ryd4aSsKgVg02w0QM_iGtrlSoZuOKqEbdP5zkKfqKSRA4F-Dobq1_1KQoKWzQJ6Tn8jLzZOueKWjGKhMXo9N_3E4BmR4px5MaNbYzsuFxK0k=s0-d-e1-ftThe next meeting of the Historical Society’s Book Club is coming up on Monday February 22.

This time, we’re holding a joint meeting with the Haddonfield Public Library Book Club. Join us for our discussion at Haddonfield Borough Hall on Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 pm.

The book selection is MARGARET FULLER: A NEW AMERICAN LIFE, by Megan Marshall.

 

COMING SOON:

Book Club will be back at Greenfield Hall on Sunday April 3, where we’ll host Haddonfield resident Carol Chandler Malcarney, author of the newly published LIBERTY STREET.

This collection of World War II correspondence between Janice Y. Chandler and Alfred G. Chandler, M.D., is a daughter’s loving tribute to her parents. Carol has collected and published over 700 pieces of war-time correspondence between her parents, giving the reader a glimpse into the life of a family interrupted by World War II.

We’re thrilled to have Carol attend our April Book Club meeting and join the discussion.

This book can be purchased at Greenfield Hall during office hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1-4 pm. You can also call the office at 856-429-7375 and we’ll arrange for you to get the book before the meeting.

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