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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November Membership Meeting to Focus on RCA Designer John Vassos

October 23, 2018 Events Comments Off on November Membership Meeting to Focus on RCA Designer John Vassos

The Historical Society of Haddonfield’s next general membership meeting will feature a presentation by author Danielle Shapiro on influential RCA designer John Vassos.

For this meeting only, we’ll be gathering on a Sunday afternoon — November 11 at 2 pm — at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 204 Wayne Avenue, Haddonfield.

Shapiro will be discussing industrial designer John Vassos, who designed more than 100 products during his career, including the cabinets for the first commercial television sets, iconic phonographs and radios, and the famous “Musicorner” for the America at Home Pavilion or “Living Room of the Future” at the 1939 World’s Fair. Her book, John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life, was published in 2016.

Members are free, with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers. The church also asks that attendees consider bringing a canned food item for its food pantry.

Haunted Mansion Scheduled for Spooky Fun on October 30

October 22, 2018 Events Comments Off on Haunted Mansion Scheduled for Spooky Fun on October 30

It’s that time of year again! The Historical Society will host our annual Haunted Mansion at Greenfield Hall on Tuesday October 30 after the town Halloween parade, approximately 6:30-8:30 pm.

The cost is $3 for kids and $5 for adults. Tickets will be sold at the door (cash only).

For those who haven’t visited the Haunted Mansion before, we aim to make this event appropriate for elementary school aged kids, roughly second to fifth grades. We add seasonal decorations to the first floor of Greenfield Hall and offer lights-out spooky tours. Light refreshments will be available outside in the garden while supplies last.

For the second year, we’ll also be offering a Halloween story time in the garden for younger visitors who aren’t sure about taking the inside tour.

A huge thank-you to our sponsors this year: Lisa Wolschina and Associates from Keller Williams Realty and Jason Barnes from Citizens Bank.

Haunted Walking Tours Start Friday October 19

October 16, 2018 Events Comments Off on Haunted Walking Tours Start Friday October 19

Courier Post readers: We hope you enjoyed the recent article about our upcoming Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours! Unfortunately, the wrong dates were listed in the article (they’ve been corrected online). This year’s tour dates are listed below. All will start at 7 pm at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield:

Friday October 19
Saturday October 20
Friday October 26
Saturday October 27

Click here for more details.

Open House Saturday Oct. 20 and Sunday Oct. 21 for Camden County History Week

October 10, 2018 Events Comments Off on Open House Saturday Oct. 20 and Sunday Oct. 21 for Camden County History Week

The Historical Society of Haddonfield will be holding a special Open House on Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 21 as part of the first-ever “Camden County History Week.”

Greenfield Hall will be open on Saturday Oct. 20 from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday Oct. 21 from 12 noon to 4 pm.

Here at Greenfield Hall, we’ll be offering docent talks on the half hour (starting at 10:30 am on Saturday and 12:30 pm on Sunday), including special talks on our tool collections (Saturday at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm), Elizabeth French Gill and Greenfield Hall (Saturday at 2:30 pm), and what Haddonfield was like in 1841 (Sunday at 2:30 pm).

On Saturday, artisans Irene Charney, Inger Bullock, Dianne Snodgrass will be demonstrating spinning, weaving, and basketry. They will also be offering some of their work for sale. On Sunday, Dianne Snodgrass and Elizabeth Albert will be offering some of their work for sale.

On both days, we will be sharing our October pop-up display, featuring items from our archival and museum collections that shed light on life during the eighteenth century.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Our colleagues at more than 20 other historic sites in Camden County will also be holding special events that week. Don’t forget to have us stamp the special “history week” passport for a chance to win prizes. A full schedule is available at www.camdencountyhistoryweek.com.

Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours Planned for Late October

October 9, 2018 Events Comments Off on Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours Planned for Late October

Local favorite Bill Meehan will once again conduct Haunted Haddonfield walking tours in October leading up to the annual Haunted Mansion at Greenfield Hall on October 30. Don’t miss out!

The tours will be held on the following dates:

Friday Oct. 19 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall
Saturday Oct. 20 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall
Friday Oct. 26 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall
Saturday Oct. 27 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. The tours benefit the Historical Society and the Haddonfield Public Library.

Tickets may be purchased at the door (cash only) or purchased in advance at the Historical Society during open hours, at the Haddonfield Public Library, and at the Haddonfield Visitors Center.

Questions? Contact the Historical Society at 856-429-7375 or info@haddonfieldhistory.org.

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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Funding provided by the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College, the officially designated county history agency of the New Jersey Historical Commission.

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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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