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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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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Closed for August

July 19, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off on Closed for August

Just a reminder that the Historical Society closes to the public for the entire month of August. The Archives Center and Research Library’s last day for researchers before the break will be Wednesday July 26, between 9:30-11:30 am. Greenfield Hall’s last day open for tours will be Monday July 31, between 1-4 pm. We’ll see you in September!

Collection Spotlight: Spice Grater

July 13, 2017 Collection Spotlight Comments Off on Collection Spotlight: Spice Grater

Ever wonder what kinds of museum objects, tools, documents, photographs and other archival materials you can find in the collections of the Historical Society of Haddonfield? We collect a wide variety of items to preserve and study the history of Haddonfield and its environs, and only a fraction of it is on display in Greenfield Hall.

In the weeks ahead, thanks to the help of volunteer Britni Dellinger, we will be posting brief collection spotlights to highlight some of these amazing items. First up:


1928.025, Gift of Marion C. Nicholson

This small grater was likely used for nutmeg seeds. Patented in 1870 by James M. Smith, of Seymour, Connecticut, this style of grater has a hinged case with a rasping-wheel inside. In addition to other uses for nutmeg in cooking, some men in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries carried around graters to add nutmeg to drinks as a garnish. This item was added to the Historical Society’s collections in 1928.

Closed Saturday July 1 through Tuesday July 4

June 23, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off on Closed Saturday July 1 through Tuesday July 4

In observance of the Fourth of July, the Historical Society will be closed Saturday July 1 through Tuesday July 4. We will reopen on Wednesday July 5. Since we’ll be missing our usual “First Sunday” hours in July, please feel free to call or email the office or the Archives Center to arrange an appointment for another time to visit.

Fortunately, our beautiful gardens are always open!

Time to Renew Your Historical Society Membership

June 21, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off on Time to Renew Your Historical Society Membership

If you haven’t already done so, please take a minute to renew your Historical Society of Haddonfield membership today. You can send in your check or click on the PayPal link in the right margin to renew today.

(And if you have already renewed, thank you so much!)

As always, your membership has enabled us to accomplish so much this year. Thanks to your support, we have been able to continue our work with local students and educators, including tours for both second- and third-graders at local schools. We also mentored more than 80 students from Haddonfield Memorial High School working with primary source materials in our Archives Center.

We completed repairs and improvements to the Samuel Mickle House, the oldest frame structure in Camden County. We also invested in new tools for preserving our museum collections, and put more objects on display in Greenfield Hall. And we continue to reach out to new audiences with our public programs, which include free-to-members lectures, and our book club.

We have even bigger plans for next year and need your continued support.

Please consider renewing at $35, $55, or more today. You can mail in a check, or donate via PayPal (just note in the “special instructions” that this is for your membership).

Thank you in advance for your continued support!

June 6 Event to Celebrate HMHS Student Research on Local Impacts of World War I

May 30, 2017 Events Comments Off on June 6 Event to Celebrate HMHS Student Research on Local Impacts of World War I

The Historical Society of Haddonfield invites you to join us on Tuesday June 6 at 7 pm as we celebrate the work done by Haddonfield Memorial High School students this spring as they researched how our area was impacted by World War I. The event will be held in the HMHS library, located at 401 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

The HMHS class, “Haddonfield and the Great War,” was offered for the first time this semester and is taught by Social Studies teacher David Reader. Students visited the Historical Society several times in the course of their research, using primary source materials and viewing World War I-related artifacts in the Society’s collections.

At this culminating event, the students will be discussing their experiences and previewing some of the digital content they compiled. A small exhibit of primary source documents will also be on display.


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

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
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