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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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!

Historical Society Closed Dec. 25 through Jan. 1

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The Historical Society will be closed for the holidays starting Monday December 25 through Monday January 1, 2018.

The Historical Society’s Archives Center will reopen for its usual public hours on Tuesday January 2, and Greenfield Hall will reopen for its usual public hours on Wednesday January 3.

One-Day Display for January 7 “First Sunday” Event

December 19, 2017 Events Comments Off on One-Day Display for January 7 “First Sunday” Event

For our next “First Sunday” on January 7, 2018, the Historical Society will be sharing a one-day-only display: “Haddonfield — A Winter Wonderland.”

We’ll be pulling out some items from our archival and museum collections related to sledding, skating, and other winter activities. The items will be displayed on the first floor of Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

Like other First Sundays, we will be open from 1-3 pm. We will be offering tours of Greenfield Hall, and the Archives Center will be open for researchers next door in the Mickle House. Hope to see you then!

Next Book Club Discussion to Focus on 1918 Flu

December 13, 2017 Book Club Comments Off on Next Book Club Discussion to Focus on 1918 Flu

Our next Book Club discussion will be held Monday January 22, 2018, at 7 pm, and will feature two books about the devastating flu pandemic of 1918.

One of the books to be discussed is John M. Barry’s The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History. Barry’s account is a sweeping history of the outbreak and its aftermath. The New York Times described the book as “[g]ripping . . . easily our fullest, richest, most panoramic history of the subject.”

The second book, Diary of a World War I Nurse, is a PDF transcription of a diary kept by Rosaline Alice Joan Ready during 1917-1918. Rosaline had joined the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps after completing a nurse training program in Brooklyn in 1916. Her granddaughter transcribed this work. Please note that you won’t find this item in stores; stop by the Public Library or email the Historical Society at info@haddonfieldhistory.org for a copy of the PDF.

This January event is a joint meeting with the Haddonfield Public Library Book Club, and we will be gathering at the Public Library at 7 pm for the discussion. All are welcome!

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