Tickets On Sale Now for 2018 Candlelight Dinner!

We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday March 21 at 6 pm for our annual Candlelight Dinner and General Membership Meeting at Tavistock Country Club. This year’s toe-tapping program will feature a presentation on “Tunes of the Twenties and All That Jazz: The Stories Behind the Songs,” by Dr. Robert …

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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Help us build a new Archives Center! Use this form to make an online donation to the new building, or contact us to discuss other giving options.

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One-Day Display for January 7 “First Sunday” Event

December 19, 2017 Events Comments Off on One-Day Display for January 7 “First Sunday” Event

For our next “First Sunday” on January 7, 2018, the Historical Society will be sharing a one-day-only display: “Haddonfield — A Winter Wonderland.”

We’ll be pulling out some items from our archival and museum collections related to sledding, skating, and other winter activities. The items will be displayed on the first floor of Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

Like other First Sundays, we will be open from 1-3 pm. We will be offering tours of Greenfield Hall, and the Archives Center will be open for researchers next door in the Mickle House. Hope to see you then!

Next Book Club Discussion to Focus on 1918 Flu

December 13, 2017 Book Club Comments Off on Next Book Club Discussion to Focus on 1918 Flu

Our next Book Club discussion will be held Monday January 22, 2018, at 7 pm, and will feature two books about the devastating flu pandemic of 1918.

One of the books to be discussed is John M. Barry’s The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History. Barry’s account is a sweeping history of the outbreak and its aftermath. The New York Times described the book as “[g]ripping . . . easily our fullest, richest, most panoramic history of the subject.”

The second book, Diary of a World War I Nurse, is a PDF transcription of a diary kept by Rosaline Alice Joan Ready during 1917-1918. Rosaline had joined the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps after completing a nurse training program in Brooklyn in 1916. Her granddaughter transcribed this work. Please note that you won’t find this item in stores; stop by the Public Library or email the Historical Society at info@haddonfieldhistory.org for a copy of the PDF.

This January event is a joint meeting with the Haddonfield Public Library Book Club, and we will be gathering at the Public Library at 7 pm for the discussion. All are welcome!

Out-of-Print Githens Family History Book Available for Sale

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Thanks to a recent donation from a Githens family member, the Historical Society currently has seven copies of the out-of-print book, The Githens Family in America 1741-1977, by Sherwood Githens, Jr., available for sale. The books are available for $20 each and can be shipped to you.

To place your order, please contact the Archives Center at library@haddonfieldhistory.org or 856-429-7375.

Dec. 7 Shopping Fundraiser at Talbots

December 4, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off on Dec. 7 Shopping Fundraiser at Talbots

We’re holding a Holiday Shopping Fundraiser at Talbots in Cherry Hill on Thursday December 7. If you mention the Historical Society at check-out, 10% of your pre-tax purchases will be donated to us!

Historical Society board members will be “hosting” the fundraiser from 5:30-7:30 pm, but feel free to come at another time if that works best for you. Just remember to tell them that you’re shopping in support of the Historical Society of Haddonfield.

Talbots is located in Towne Place at Garden State Park, 957 Haddonfield Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ.

#GivingTuesday is Here!

November 28, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off on #GivingTuesday is Here!

On #GivingTuesday, would you consider making a special year-end gift to help us continue our work to preserve Haddonfield’s history?

Today only, anyone who gives through our Facebook page will have their donations matched up to the first $1,000 thanks to Facebook and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation! Can we count on you to make a special year-end gift of $25, $50, $100 or more to the Historical Society?

At the Historical Society we have continued to work with local students and educators with our tours for second graders, as well as hosting high school researchers who work with primary source materials in our Archives Center. We put more museum objects on display in Greenfield Hall and organized a new temporary exhibit about World War I. And we continue our busy schedule of quarterly lectures, Book Club, and other special events.

But maintaining and sharing all that history is expensive!

From the roof to our tool-filled basement, we have a long list of important preservation projects that need to be completed this year.

Your gift of $25, $50, $100 or more 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 mail us a check, pay through our PayPal link on the right side of this page, or donate through our Facebook page.

Thanks in advance for your support.

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GREENFIELD HALL

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-4 pm; first Sunday of the month, 1-3 pm; and by appointment.

ARCHIVES CENTER / RESEARCH LIBRARY

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 am; first Sunday of the month, 1-3 pm; and by appointment.

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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.

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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