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 …

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 …

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 Demonstration at Greenfield Hall on April 25

March 30, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Fiber Demonstration at Greenfield Hall on April 25

Spots are still available for our Fiber Event on April 25. Deadline for artists is April 15.

See details below, and please pass along to anyone you think might be interested in participating. And mark your calendar to attend this event as well!

Heddle LoomFiber artists are invited to participate in an all-day Demonstration and Sale on Saturday, April 25th, 2015.
This will be held at the Historical Society of Haddonfield, Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

  • Setup for artists will be from 9am to 10am.
  • The public will be invited starting at 10am, ending at 5pm.
  • The public will be invited to watch, learn, and join in with their own projects, as well as purchase items for sale.
  • This is perfect for Spinners, hand weavers, knitters, crocheters, and any other fiber artists.
  • Please register by April 15th ensure a spot.
  • A complimentary lunch will be provided for the vendors.

weaving compressedTo sign up to exhibit please send a $30.00 check made payable to:
Historical Society of Haddonfield
343 King’s Hwy E
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
Attn: Dianne Snodgrass

*Note what you will be demonstrating as well as contact information. At the end of the event you will receive a $15.00 refund. The society asks for a voluntary $10 donation of days sales to help defray overhead costs for the day.

For further information please contact Dianne Snodgrass at 856-428-6823 or email her at:
sdsnodgrass@yahoo.com OR call the HSH office at 856-429-7375.

We hope to see you there!

Volunteers Needed

March 25, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Volunteers Needed


Annual Candlelight Dinner – Walt Whitman’s Life in Camden County presented by Dave Stedman

February 24, 2015 Events Comments Off on Annual Candlelight Dinner – Walt Whitman’s Life in Camden County presented by Dave Stedman
Walt Whitman photo  courtesy Library of Congress

Walt Whitman photo courtesy Library of Congress

Join us for the Annual Candlelight Dinner this year!
(Deadline extended to March 23!)

Walt Whitman’s arrival in Camden, NJ in 1873, may have been “originally an accident” in his words, but it was certainly a happy one for those who cherish the great poet and his unique imprint on local history. Traces of his influence can be found in his carefully preserved home on Mickle Street, in the memorial he helped design at his final resting place in Harleigh Cemetery, and in the tales of his travels throughout the area, including some Haddonfield encounters. The Historical Society of Haddonfield is pleased to welcome David Stedman to share some of these stories and to map the Poet’s progress when he presents “Walt Whitman in Camden County” at the Society’s annual Candlelight Dinner on March 25.

Mr. Stedman has served as President of the Walt Whitman Association and has previously led tours of the Whitman House and Tomb. Trained as a Philadelphia tour guide, he has explored Old City, Valley Forge, the Powell House (built for Charles Stedman) and other historic sites. He is the Historian of the St. Andrew’s Society of Philadelphia and is on the local board of the Presbyterian Historical Society, while also serving as Secretary of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation. He has presented talks on Whitman throughout the area and across the state, including to the Haddon Fortnightly and the Haddonfield United Methodist Church.

After graduating cum laude from Dartmouth, Mr. Stedman studied at the University of London, traveled extensively through Africa and elsewhere, and pursued a life full of varied interests. He served as a schoolteacher in Camden for 32 years, winning honors as the City and County Teacher of the Year. He currently serves as President of the Clan Campbell Society and has led tours with the group in Scotland. A Haddonfield resident, he has devoted much time to local organizations such as the First Presbyterian Church and the Interfaith Caregivers.

In perhaps another happy accident, he was confirmed in his interest in Whitman by the poet’s quote regarding an early advocate, Edmund C. Stedman, of whom Whitman stated, “that Stedman is a lovely fellow.” We’re sure you’ll find Haddonfield’s Mr. Stedman the same. And, just as Whitman said of his accidental arrival, “but I shall never be sorry…. It has brought me blessed returns,” we know you will not regret joining with your Historical Society of Haddonfield friends, on purpose, to share fellowship and to celebrate Whitman’s life. (Take from The Bulletin article by Dave Stewart.)

Book Club Meeting Postponed

February 15, 2015 Uncategorized Comments Off on Book Club Meeting Postponed

The Book Club scheduled for today from 2-4pm has been rescheduled. We will update you with a new date later in the week.

Sunday, Feb 15 from 2-4, the HSH Book Club Meeting!

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Feb 2015 Book Club

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