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 programming and continuing our temporary public closure until further notice. We look forward to getting back to our public programming as soon as possible!

Historical Society Launches “Haddonfield Virus Year” Project

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Handwritten diary entry on a page.

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us. During this challenging time of school and business closures, social distancing, or even actual illness, we at the Historical Society can’t help but wonder – how will this experience be recorded for future generations?

We are launching a new story-gathering project called “Haddonfield Virus Year.” Here’s how you can participate:

1. Sign up for our “Haddonfield Virus Year” email list by clicking here. We plan to use this email list to share ideas and ask questions to help us best capture our community’s experiences. We will also send out periodic prompts to this list to encourage specific kinds of documentation.

2. Start writing down your experiences. You can do this in any way that feels right for you: as a letter, as a diary or an activity log, as a string of sentences. The key is to make it easy enough that you will keep doing it. Here is one historian’s advice about why you should be writing this down.

3. If you’re sharing experiences on Twitter or Facebook, consider adding our project hashtag – #Haddonfieldvirusyear – so we can see it too.   

4. If you don’t want to write, document your experiences in whatever other ways feel right for you: photographs, artwork, audio or video recordings, etc.

5. Finally, please plan to share your Haddonfield Virus Year writings or other documentation with the Historical Society’s archives center! Someday, future researchers will be intrigued to hear about the many ways that our community was impacted by this challenging time.

You can sign up for our “Haddonfield Virus Year” email list by clicking here. Questions? Contact Historical Society of Haddonfield Archivist Dana Dorman at library@haddonfieldhistory.org, and thanks in advance for your help.

Temporary Closure Through March 31

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Like many others, the Historical Society of Haddonfield has decided to suspend programming and temporarily close to the public through March 31 to help ensure the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff. We hope to reschedule all of the suspended events, and will share those details as we know them. We look forward to seeing you later this spring!

Information Session and Training Planned for New Volunteer Docents

March 10, 2020 Events Comments Off on Information Session and Training Planned for New Volunteer Docents

We’re starting to plan for our annual spring tours for Haddonfield elementary school students, and we’d love your help!

We’ll need both lead docents and helpers — all training will be provided! Volunteers should be willing to commit to at least two school tours of Greenfield Hall on weekday mornings in late April and early May.

We’ll be holding two training / information sessions for new and returning docents:
* Monday March 16 at 7 pm, or
* Friday March 20 at 11:30 am.

Please RSVP by contacting Jessica Lucas at education@haddonfieldhistory.org or by calling the Historical Society at 856-429-7375.

Of course, if you’re interested in volunteering but can’t attend either training session, please let us know that too. Questions? Contact the Historical Society at 856-429-7375.

Tickets On Sale Now For Spring Walking Tours

March 9, 2020 Events Comments Off on Tickets On Sale Now For Spring Walking Tours

The Historical Society will be offering historic Haddonfield walking tours on three dates this spring in conjunction with our “First Sunday” hours and the “Skirmish on the Highway” sponsored by the Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum.

You can purchase tickets for the walking tours online, or you can contact the Historical Society office at 856-429-7375 or info@haddonfieldhistory.org. All proceeds to benefit the Historical Society.

Here is a full list of the tours this spring:

Sunday April 5 — 1:30 pm — “Historic Haddonfield” walking tour — The tour departs from Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Participants are also welcome to visit Greenfield Hall either before or after the tour; the building will be open for visitors from 1-3 pm. Tickets for the walking tour are $15 per person, and space is limited to 20 participants. Buy tickets now.

Sunday May 3 — 1:30 pm — “Historic Haddonfield” walking tour — In conjunction with “Women in History” Heritage Trail day in Camden County, this tour will include a special focus on Haddonfield women. The tour departs from Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Participants are also welcome to visit Greenfield Hall either before or after the tour; the building will be open for visitors from 1-3 pm. Tickets for the walking tour are $15 per person, and space is limited to 20 participants. Buy tickets now.

Saturday June 6 — 10 am & 2 pm — “Colonial Haddonfield” walking tours — This is our third year offering these tours in conjunction with the “Skirmish on the Highway” sponsored by the Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum. Each tour will depart from Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, and continue to Haddon Avenue and back. Participants will also have a chance to view the inside of the Guard House / Timothy Matlack house on Kings Highway, opposite the Indian King Tavern. Tickets for these special walking tours are $20 per person, and space is limited to 20 participants. All proceeds to benefit the Historical Society. Buy tickets now.

Any questions? Contact the Historical Society’s office at 856-429-7375 or at info@haddonfieldhistory.org.

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UPDATED 3/27/2020: All programming is temporarily suspended until further notice. We look forward to getting back to public programming as soon as possible!

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