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

Download Fee Schedule (PDF)   Event Size Limits Greenfield Hall – 50 persons – inside Greenfield Hall & Gardens – 100 persons – inside & outside   Fees Greenfield Hall (includes use of upper terrace) – 4 hours $750 Greenfield Hall & Garden – 4 hours $1,000 Garden Wedding Service …

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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Archives Center Closed Until October 4

September 2, 2016 Uncategorized Comments Off on Archives Center Closed Until October 4

IMG_20160803_111449Unfortunately, due to construction, we’re not quite ready to re-open the Archives Center and Research Library to researchers.

We will reopen the Archives Center to the public on Tuesday October 4 for our usual hours, 9:30-11:30 am. (Greenfield Hall will resume its public hours in September.)

As you may know, we spent the end of the summer preparing for some necessary repairs and improvements to the Mickle House, which required sealing up our collection storage spaces to protect materials from dust. Since construction has not yet concluded, we need to keep everything sealed up for a few more weeks.

If you have research questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact our archivist Dana Dorman at library@haddonfieldhistory.org or 856-429-7375 and we’ll do our best to assist you. See you in October!

Annual August Closure

August 15, 2016 Uncategorized Comments Off on Annual August Closure

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Just a reminder that the Historical Society closes for tours and research during the month of August each year. We’ll respond to calls and emails as soon as we can, and we’ll see you in September!

New Grant Award Continues Focus on Collections Care

August 8, 2016 Uncategorized Comments Off on New Grant Award Continues Focus on Collections Care
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Some of the embroidery samplers in the Historical Society’s collections

For the second year in a row, the Historical Society of Haddonfield has been selected to participate in a competitive, grant-funded collection stewardship program of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) valued at $5,775.

CCAHA’s Philadelphia Stewardship Program is funded with the generous support of the William Penn Foundation, and is designed to help non-profit collecting institutions achieve their preservation and conservation goals. The program is open to institutions within Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania and Camden County, NJ.

“This award will help us continue the momentum we achieved with last year’s work with CCAHA,” said Carol W. Smith, President of the Historical Society of Haddonfield. “We look forward to gaining new insights from CCAHA experts on how best to prioritize the longer term preservation needs of our museum and archival collections.”

The Historical Society will be participating in Track II, the Preservation Planning track. During the 12-month program, the Historical Society will work with CCAHA staff to create a long-range preservation plan to guide museum and archival collection priorities for the next three to five years. Staff and volunteers will also attend programs in CCAHA’s Collections Care Training series and receive other technical support from CCAHA staff.

This past year, the Historical Society participated in Track I, in which CCAHA conducted a Preservation Needs Assessment for the collections. The Society also received a $2,147 matching grant to help make improvements recommended in the assessment.

CCAHA is a nonprofit conservation facility specializing in the treatment of works on paper, photographs, and books through conservation and state-of-the-art digital imaging services. Founded in Philadelphia in 1977, CCAHA serves both nonprofit cultural institutions and private individuals and organizations. CCAHA’s preservation services staff present educational programs, conduct preservation assessments, and develop emergency preparedness plans. CCAHA’s development department provides fundraising and grant-writing support to institutions seeking assistance for preservation and conservation projects.

Don’t Forget to Renew Your Membership!

July 11, 2016 Uncategorized Comments Off on Don’t Forget to Renew Your Membership!
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Haddonfield elementary students tour the tool collection in Greenfield Hall

It’s membership renewal time!

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

(And if your contribution has already been sent, thank you!)

Your membership has enabled us to accomplish so much this year. Because of you, we expanded our work with local students and educators. We created new tours for local second-graders. We are mentoring Haddonfield Memorial High School students working with primary source material in our Archives Center. We published a new children’s book in collaboration with the Haddonfield Middle School Nature Club.

With your help we continue to reach new audiences with our public programs, our book club, our Facebook page and our website. We also are able to continue to preserve Haddonfield’s historic Greenfield Hall and Samuel Mickle House, which is the oldest frame structure in Camden County, as well as care for our wonderful museum collections and Archives Center.

But we have big plans and need your continued support.

Click here to learn more about membership in the Historical Society, or donate via PayPal today.

Next Book Club Selection: Alexander Hamilton

June 1, 2016 Book Club Comments Off on Next Book Club Selection: Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton coverPlan your summer reading now, and mark your calendars for the next meeting of the Historical Society’s Book Club on Tuesday, September 13, at 7 pm in Greenfield Hall.

We’ll be discussing Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow.

According to historian Joseph Ellis, the biography is “a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant, charismatic and dangerous founder of them all.” It also served as inspiration for the hit Broadway musical, “Hamilton.”

If you can’t make it for this discussion, save the date for the next selection. All are welcome!

Tuesday, November 15, 7 pm – Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States, by Bill Bryson

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GREENFIELD HALL

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 1 to 4 PM and
1st Sunday of the month from 1 to 3PM

ARCHIVES CENTER / RESEARCH LIBRARY

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 9:30 to 11:30 AM and
1st Sunday of the month from 1 to 3 PM and
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Greenfield Hall and the Archives Center are both CLOSED Saturdays & Sundays except as noted above for the 1st 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
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