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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Closed Until Further Notice

March 27, 2020 Uncategorized Comments Off on Closed Until Further Notice

The Historical Society has decided to extend its temporary closure, in keeping with COVID-19 safety guidelines issued by local, state, and federal officials. We will be suspending all in-person programming and continuing our temporary public closure until further notice. We look forward to getting back to our programming as soon as possible!

Historical Society Awarded $5,000 Grant from New Jersey Council for the Humanities

June 22, 2020 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Awarded $5,000 Grant from New Jersey Council for the Humanities
Exterior of the Historical Society's headquarters building Greenfield Hall and the Mickle House

The Historical Society has been awarded a $5,000 general operating support grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. The Historical Society was one of six recipients in Camden County.

“We are so grateful for this show of support,” said Historical Society President Charlene Creed. “This grant award will make an immediate difference in our work to engage and educate the public about our community’s rich history.”

The grant is part of the Council’s COVID-19 Response program, funded by the federal CARES Act.

Historical Society Partners with Markeim Arts Center on Virtual Art Exhibition

June 9, 2020 Events Comments Off on Historical Society Partners with Markeim Arts Center on Virtual Art Exhibition

6/19/20 UPDATE: The virtual art exhibition is now available on Facebook!

(Anyone should be able to view the exhibition on Facebook, even if you are not a member of the social media platform.)

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As part of the Historical Society’s ongoing Haddonfield Virus Year project, we have partnered with the Markeim Arts Center on an upcoming virtual art exhibition: “Scenes from 2020.”

Digital submissions are due to Markeim by 12 noon on Friday June 12, and the exhibition will “open” on Markeim’s Facebook page on Friday June 19. The gallery will also be shared to the Historical Society’s Facebook page. The full call for submissions is available here.

All submitting artists are also encouraged to donate their entries to the Historical Society’s archives center by emailing a copy of their digital submission(s) to library@haddonfieldhistory.org. Artists don’t have to be a resident of Haddonfield to participate; anyone submitting an entry to this Haddonfield-based arts center is encouraged to contribute to the archives too.

Next Virtual Book Club Discussion Scheduled for July 14

May 27, 2020 Book Club Comments Off on Next Virtual Book Club Discussion Scheduled for July 14

The Historical Society of Haddonfield’s Book Club has added an extra virtual get-together this summer to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

We hope you’ll join us for a Zoom discussion on Tuesday July 14 at 7 pm. For this meeting, we will be discussing the struggle for suffrage. We invite you to read any of the following:

Option 1: Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote, by Ellen Carol DuBois (2020)

Option 2: Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box, by Angela P. Dodson (2017)

Option 3: Sisters: The Lives of America’s Suffragists, by Jean Baker (2006)

Option 4: The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman’s Rights Convention, by Judith Wellman (2004)

As always, all are welcome to join us for the discussion, even if you haven’t finished one of the suggested books.

The Book Club discussion will be held as a Zoom.us video chat. If you’re interested in joining us, please RSVP to info@haddonfieldhistory.org and we’ll send you the Zoom link (and some basic instructions) the day of the chat.

Time to Renew Your Historical Society Membership Today

May 19, 2020 Uncategorized Comments Off on Time to Renew Your Historical Society Membership Today

If you haven’t already done so, please take a minute to renew your membership in the Historical Society of Haddonfield today. (If your contribution is already on its way, thank you!)

Your past support has enabled us to accomplish so much this past year:

We created a new virtual tour of Greenfield Hall for students engaged in distance learning this spring, and hosted high school researchers as they explored primary source materials in our Archives Center.

HMHS students visited Greenfield Hall in November to work with primary source materials in our archives.

Our “First Sunday” pop-up displays featured recipes and cooking techniques, a look at the temperance movement and an informative exhibit on women’s suffrage. We launched a story-collecting project called “Haddonfield Virus Year” to document how our community has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We need your continued support to help us preserve Haddonfield’s amazing history. Would you renew your membership for $35, $55 or more today?

Your membership benefits include a subscription to THE BULLETIN newsletter, free admittance to our quarterly lectures, free tours of Greenfield Hall and the Don Wallace Tool Gallery, as well as discounts on events, rentals, and Society publications.

Please renew your membership today and help support us in the year ahead! You can renew online or mail us a check today.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Historical Society Launches New Virtual Tour of Greenfield Hall

May 11, 2020 tours Comments Off on Historical Society Launches New Virtual Tour of Greenfield Hall

The Historical Society has created a new virtual tour of our headquarters building, Greenfield Hall, to share with students and visitors who are unable to visit in person right now cause of COVID-19 concerns.

The virtual tour includes brief videos about the history of Greenfield Hall and a few of the museum artifacts in our collections.

You can find all of the videos at https://haddonfieldhistory.org/virtualtour

Upcoming Events

UPDATED 3/27/2020: All in-person programming is temporarily suspended until further notice.

Tuesday 7/14: Virtual Book Club on the struggle for suffrage (4 books to choose from), 7 pm, via Zoom

Funding provided by the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College, the officially designated county history agency of the New Jersey Historical Commission.

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