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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May Meeting to Focus on Haddonfield Picture Postcards

April 25, 2018 Events Comments Off on May Meeting to Focus on Haddonfield Picture Postcards

The Society’s next general membership meeting on Wednesday May 23 will feature a presentation by Haddonfield resident Deborah Garwood, “Haddonfield Picture Postcards: Commerce, Communication and Community at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.”

Garwood will discuss the history of postcards and how legal changes fueled their explosive popularity in the early twentieth century. She will also be sharing postcards from her own collection and discussing what they have to tell us about our past. Her collection includes postcards of the Elizabeth Haddon House, the Indian King Tavern, and the Methodist parsonage formerly located on Kings Highway. One set of cards help document Haddonfield’s transition from farm center to suburban community, with messages about the Grange (an agricultural organization) and an agricultural course at Rutgers.

We hope you’ll be able to join us on Wednesday May 23 at 7:30 pm at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Members are free, with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers.

Next Book Club Meeting Scheduled for May 22

April 12, 2018 Book Club Comments Off on Next Book Club Meeting Scheduled for May 22

 

The Historical Society’s Book Club will next meet on Tuesday May 22 to discuss an influential classic: Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Published in 1852, Stowe’s book is a fictional tale about a long-suffering enslaved man and the people around him, and focuses on the immorality of slavery. The book was hugely popular in the nineteenth century and helped fuel the abolitionist movement leading up to the Civil War, but it also popularized many negative stereotypes about African Americans.

We’ll meet to discuss the book on Tuesday May 22 at 7 pm at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. All are welcome!

Volunteer Docents Needed for May School Visits

April 9, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Volunteer Docents Needed for May School Visits

Have you ever thought about volunteering as a docent at Greenfield Hall?

Each year, the Historical Society hosts visits from elementary school students as part of the school curriculum on local history. In May, we are scheduled to welcome nine 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 on weekday mornings. The tours are scheduled for 9:30-11:30 am between May 1 and May 31.

All volunteer docents are also required to attend a training session at Greenfield Hall on Wednesday April 11 from 11 am – 12 pm. If you’d like to volunteer but cannot attend training on the 11th, 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.

May 6 “First Sunday” to Include Pop-up Display About Children’s Lives in Haddonfield and Surrounding Areas

April 3, 2018 Events Comments Off on May 6 “First Sunday” to Include Pop-up Display About Children’s Lives in Haddonfield and Surrounding Areas

The Historical Society will create another new pop-up display for the next “First Sunday.” This latest display, “When I Was Your Age: Kids in Haddonfield Through the Years,” will be on view on Sunday May 6 from 1-3 pm on the first floor of Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

As with our previous pop-up displays, we’ll be pulling out a selection of items from our archival and museum collections that help illustrate the theme. We also offer tours of Greenfield Hall on First Sundays, and the Archives Center will be open for researchers next door in the Mickle House.

The pop-up display will continue through most of May and be available for viewing during Greenfield Hall’s public hours (Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 pm) or by special appointment at another time.

Historical Society Closed Friday 3/30 and Sunday 4/1

March 30, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Closed Friday 3/30 and Sunday 4/1

Due to Easter and Passover, the Society will be closed Friday 3/30, and we have cancelled our usual “First Sunday” hours on Sunday April 1. See you next week!

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Historical Society of Haddonfield
343 Kings Hwy. E
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