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

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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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Historical Society Awarded General Operating Support Grant

April 5, 2017 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Awarded General Operating Support Grant

Local students pose after a class visit to Greenfield Hall.

The Historical Society of Haddonfield has been awarded $4,450 in general operating support from the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College. The Commission is the officially designated county history agency of the New Jersey Historical Commission.

The new grant award will strengthen the Historical Society’s work to preserve, study and share the history of Haddonfield and its environs. The Society was one of two institutions in the county to receive funding.

“We are so grateful to the Commission for this support,” said Carol W. Smith, President of the Historical Society. “Awards like this one make an immediate difference in our efforts to engage and educate the public through public programs, publications, and partnerships with local schools.”

The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission was founded in 1972, and recognizes the role of arts and local history in making our communities dynamic places to live and work.

Third Annual Fiber Arts Day Planned for Saturday April 29

April 3, 2017 Events Comments Off on Third Annual Fiber Arts Day Planned for Saturday April 29

Join us for the Historical Society of Haddonfield’s third annual Fiber Arts Day on Saturday April 29, from 10 am to 4 pm.

Try your hand at spinning and weaving. Watch demonstrations on dyeing fibers, basket weaving, knitting, crocheting, and more. Don’t miss the amazing antique circular sock machine!

Some demonstrators will have their work for sale.

Admission is free, but donations are always welcome to help cover expenses. All ages are welcome. Fiber Arts Day will be held at the Historical Society’s headquarters: Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ.

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

Last Call for Tickets to Candlelight Dinner

March 16, 2017 Events Comments Off on Last Call for Tickets to Candlelight Dinner

Only one more week until the Historical Society’s annual Candlelight Dinner! Don’t miss out and buy your tickets today.

We’re thrilled to have Sarah Rice, the archivist from Campbell Soup Company, join us Wednesday March 22, 2017 for a fascinating talk. The dinner and general membership meeting will be held at Tavistock Country Club. Cocktails start at 6pm.

Tickets are $60.00 for Historical Society members and $70.00 for non-members.

You can sign up online and pay with a credit card via PayPal through Saturday 3/18, or call the office at 856-429-7375 to reserve a spot. See you there!

Volunteers Needed for Second-Grade Class Visits This Spring

March 8, 2017 tours Comments Off on Volunteers Needed for Second-Grade Class Visits This Spring

This spring, the Historical Society of Haddonfield will once again be hosting visits from elementary school students as part of the school curriculum on local history.

We’re anticipating leading tours for ten classes of second-graders, and we’d love your help either as a lead docent or a helper.

Volunteers should be willing to commit to helping with at least two tours of Greenfield Hall in late April and May. The tours will be held from 9:30-11:30 am during the week, and are currently being scheduled with teachers. All volunteer docents are also required to attend a training session at Greenfield Hall on Thursday March 23 from 1-2:30 pm. If you’d like to volunteer but cannot attend training on the 23rd, please let us know.

If you’re interested, please RSVP to Marsha Marshall at info@haddonfieldhistory.org. Thank you, and if you have any questions, please contact us at info@haddonfieldhistory.org or 856-429-7375.

Candlelight Dinner Tickets On Sale Now!

February 20, 2017 Events Comments Off on Candlelight Dinner Tickets On Sale Now!

Join us on Wednesday March 22 at 6 pm for our annual Candlelight Dinner and General Membership Meeting at Tavistock Country Club.

This year’s program will feature a presentation on “How the Campbell Soup Company Got Its Middle Name,” by Corporate Archivist Sarah Rice.

Campbell’s has been so important to South Jersey, and many Haddonfield residents have heard how local resident Dorcas Reilly led the team that created the recipe for the green bean casserole while working the Campbell’s test kitchens. But did you know that soup was not a primary focus of the company when it was founded in 1869?

Sarah Price will explain how Dorrance family innovations in the production of condensed soup, marketing and advertising shaped the company in remarkable ways, as well as present a selection of artifacts from the history of the company. Price has served as corporate archivist for the company since 2014, and holds a master’s degree in Museum Studies from George Washington University.

You can order your tickets online or send us the order form in the March 2017 Bulletin newsletter. You can also call the office at 856-429-7375 or stop by during our open hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 1-4 pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the dinner!

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

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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.

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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