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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Candlelight Dinner Tickets On Sale Now!

February 20, 2017 Events Comments Off on Candlelight Dinner Tickets On Sale Now!

Join us on Wednesday March 22 at 6 pm for our annual Candlelight Dinner and General Membership Meeting at Tavistock Country Club.

This year’s program will feature a presentation on “How the Campbell Soup Company Got Its Middle Name,” by Corporate Archivist Sarah Rice.

Campbell’s has been so important to South Jersey, and many Haddonfield residents have heard how local resident Dorcas Reilly led the team that created the recipe for the green bean casserole while working the Campbell’s test kitchens. But did you know that soup was not a primary focus of the company when it was founded in 1869?

Sarah Price will explain how Dorrance family innovations in the production of condensed soup, marketing and advertising shaped the company in remarkable ways, as well as present a selection of artifacts from the history of the company. Price has served as corporate archivist for the company since 2014, and holds a master’s degree in Museum Studies from George Washington University.

You can order your tickets online or send us the order form in the March 2017 Bulletin newsletter. You can also call the office at 856-429-7375 or stop by during our open hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 1-4 pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the dinner!

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Joint Book Club Meeting to be Held March 20 at Public Library

February 14, 2017 Book Club Comments Off on Joint Book Club Meeting to be Held March 20 at Public Library

Join us for the next meeting of the Historical Society of Haddonfield’s Book Club on Monday, March 20 at 7 pm. We’ll be discussing the book The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters, by Laura Thompson.

This book is a joint event with the Haddonfield Public Library Book Club, so for this discussion, we’ll be meeting at the Haddonfield Public Library, 60 N. Haddon Ave., Haddonfield.

Thompson’s book is a fascinating biography of six sisters whose intertwined lives “hold up a revelatory mirror to upper-class English life before and after WWII.”

The book was selected as an “editor’s choice” by the New York Times Book Review, while Kirkus Reviews called it “smart, jaunty, and wittily entertaining.” The Atlantic described the book as “meticulously researched, elegantly written . . . an artful history of a most enthralling family.”

As always, all are welcome at the event, even if you haven’t read the whole book! Light refreshments will be served.

More Funding Awarded for Collections Care

February 8, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off on More Funding Awarded for Collections Care

Just some of the collections that will benefit from the new grant

The Historical Society of Haddonfield has been awarded a $1,836 matching grant from the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) for collections care.

The award is funded with the generous support of the William Penn Foundation, and will allow the Historical Society to purchase computer hardware and software, a dehumidifier, UV light filters, and supplies for monitoring insects, labeling artifacts, rehousing archival collections, and responding to emergencies.

The Historical Society qualified for the grant by participating in CCAHA’s Philadelphia Stewardship Program. Over the last two years, the Historical Society has been awarded $15,758 in CCAHA services and matching grants through the program, which aims to help nonprofit collecting institutions achieve their preservation and conservation goals.

Book Club To Meet Thursday January 19

January 6, 2017 Book Club Comments Off on Book Club To Meet Thursday January 19

Join us Thursday, January 19 for the next meeting of the Historical Society of Haddonfield’s Book Club. This month, we’ll discussing the book 1776 by historian David McCullough.

We’ll be meeting at 7 pm at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Light refreshments will be served and all are welcome, even if you haven’t read the whole book!

McCullough paints a compelling portrait of the year of the Declaration of Independence, weaving together events on both sides of the Atlantic to tell a stirring story of war, politics, and idealism. One reviewer called McCullough’s book a “stirring and timely work,” writing that “McCullough deftly sketches characters with a few quotations and details, humanizing a cast of thousands.”

Stay tuned for our spring meeting schedule, coming soon.

Remember the Historical Society in Your Year-End Giving

December 26, 2016 Uncategorized Comments Off on Remember the Historical Society in Your Year-End Giving

One of our student tours in April 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, please consider making a special year-end gift to the Historical Society of Haddonfield.

Thanks to your past support, the past year has been an exciting time around here.

We’ve expanded our work with local students and educators, created new tours for second graders, published a book about Samuel Nicholson Rhoads co-authored by Haddonfield Middle School students, and continue to mentor high school students working with primary sources in our Archives Center.

And we continue to reach new audiences with our public programs, our book club, and our website. But we also have important responsibilities as the stewards of historic Greenfield Hall and the Samuel Mickle House, the oldest frame structure in Camden County.

Would you consider making a special gift to help us complete some important maintenance and restoration work in Greenfield Hall this year? Your donation will help us tackle projects from the roof to the basement, helping to ensure that Greenfield Hall is here for generations to come. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, so your gift will be tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

You can donate today by clicking on the yellow “donate” button in the right column of this page, or by mailing a check to Historical Society of Haddonfield, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

Thank you in advance, and happy new year!

Upcoming Events

Sun. Jan. 6, 2019, “First Sunday” Open Hours, 1-3 pm, Greenfield Hall

Sun. Feb. 3, “First Sunday” Open Hours and Pop-up Display, 1-3 pm, Greenfield Hall

Mon. Feb. 25, Book Club: The Feather Thief, 7 pm, Haddonfield Public Library, 60 N. Haddon Ave., Haddonfield

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