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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Next Book Club To Meet March 27

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For our next Book Club meeting, we’ll be discussing Erica Armstrong Dunbar’s Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge.

Dunbar’s book delves into the story of Ona Judge, a young enslaved woman who ran away from the president’s house in Philadelphia in 1796 and lived out the rest of her life in freedom in New Hampshire. Kirkus Reviews called the book, “A startling, well-researched . . . narrative that seriously questions the intentions of our first president.” The book was a finalist for the National Book Award.

We’ll meet on Tuesday March 27 at 7 pm at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. All are welcome!

Society Awarded Second Year of General Operating Support

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Students pose during a 2017 visit to the Society’s World War I exhibit.

The Historical Society of Haddonfield has been awarded a second year of 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 $2,750 grant award will bolster the Historical Society’s work to preserve, study and share the history of Haddonfield and its environs.

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.

One-Day Black History Month Display for February 4 “First Sunday”

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For our next “First Sunday,” the Historical Society of Haddonfield will be sharing a one-day-only display in honor of Black History Month.

We’ll be pulling out a selection of photographs, printed ephemera, manuscripts, and other collection items that help illuminate the history of African American life in Haddonfield, Lawnside, and Saddlertown in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. The items will be displayed on the first floor of Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Like other First Sundays, we will also be offering tours of Greenfield Hall between 1-3 pm, and the Archives Center will be open for researchers next door in the Mickle House.

Society Inclement Weather Policy

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In the case of inclement weather, the Historical Society of Haddonfield follows the schedule of the Haddonfield School District *and* the School District of Philadelphia. If either of those districts close, delay opening, or dismiss early, the Society will close or delay its public hours as appropriate. We want to be sure that staff and volunteers traveling from further distances can get home safely.

March 6 Event with Lawnside Historical Society to “Remember the Ladies”

January 9, 2018 Events Comments Off on March 6 Event with Lawnside Historical Society to “Remember the Ladies”

The Historical Society has partnered with Lawnside Historical Society to host a special Women’s History Month event on Tuesday March 6. Author Angela P. Dodson will discuss the history of women’s suffrage, noting its links to the anti-slavery movement as well as women’s impact on U.S. politics and government.

Angela’s book, Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box, was recently named a “Best of 2017” book by the Philadelphia Inquirer. She will sign copies of the book after the event.

The presentation will be held on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Wayne R. Bryant Community Center, 323 E. Charleston Ave., Lawnside. The event is free, and all are welcome!

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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.

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Historical Society of Haddonfield
343 Kings Hwy. E
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
856.429.7375
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