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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Tickets On Sale Now for 2018 Candlelight Dinner!

February 7, 2018 Events Comments Off on Tickets On Sale Now for 2018 Candlelight Dinner!

We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday March 21 at 6 pm for our annual Candlelight Dinner and General Membership Meeting at Tavistock Country Club.

This year’s toe-tapping program will feature a presentation on “Tunes of the Twenties and All That Jazz: The Stories Behind the Songs,” by Dr. Robert Rawlins and his performing quartet.

Rawlins will be recounting some of the stories and songs from his book of the same name, Tunes of the Twenties and All That Jazz. He will also be performing on a variety of woodwind instruments, while his quartet will provide accompaniment on piano, banjo, tuba, and other instruments. Rawlins is a professor of music theory at Rowan University, and has served as a band leader in Atlantic City and elsewhere.

You can order your tickets online or send us the order form in the March 2018 Bulletin newsletter, which will be arriving in mailboxes later this month. 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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Black History Month Display Extended for Full Week

February 5, 2018 Events Comments Off on Black History Month Display Extended for Full Week

Due to popular demand, the Historical Society has decided to extend its one-day-only display in honor of Black History Month for a full week.

The display will be available for viewing during the Society’s public hours this week (Feb. 5 – Feb. 9). We are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 pm and Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 am. If none of those times work for you, please contact the office to see if it’s possible to make a viewing appointment for another time: 856-429-7375 or info@haddonfieldhistory.org.

We’ve pulled 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 are displayed on the first floor of Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Next Book Club To Meet March 27

February 4, 2018 Book Club Comments Off on Next Book Club To Meet March 27

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

January 24, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Society Awarded Second Year of General Operating Support

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”

January 17, 2018 Events Comments Off on One-Day Black History Month Display for February 4 “First Sunday”
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.

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