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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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!

Closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1

December 23, 2016 Uncategorized Comments Off on Closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1

The Historical Society will be closed between December 24 and January 1, and will reopen on Monday January 2.

Due to the holiday, we will also be closed for our usual “first Sunday” hours on January 1. But as always, feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment to visit at another time.

Happy holidays!

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GREENFIELD HALL

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
By appointment

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.

Contact Us:

Historical Society of Haddonfield
343 Kings Hwy. E
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
856.429.7375
General questions:
info@haddonfieldhistory.org
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library@haddonfieldhistory.org

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