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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November Meeting To Present an Illustrated History of RCA Victor

November 4, 2019 Events Comments Off on November Meeting To Present an Illustrated History of RCA Victor
Fred Barnum sitting at a table, signing a book

For our next general membership meeting, the Historical Society will be welcoming author Fred Barnum for “An Illustrated History of RCA Victor.”

The presentation will be held on Wednesday November 20 at 7:30 pm at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 204 Wayne Ave., Haddonfield. Members are free, with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers. The church asks that attendees consider bringing a canned food item for its food pantry.

A long-time employee of RCA and its successor companies, Barnum will be sharing a visual history of the company. Barnum has unique expertise on the company: he not only authored a landmark book for RCA Victor’s 90th anniversary, but he also helped preserve the company’s history by transferring hundreds of boxes of its records and photographs to the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, DE.

He’ll be sharing some of those rare images with us on Nov. 20. We hope you’ll join us for this captivating presentation on what was once the largest employer in New Jersey.

December 1 “First Sunday” Open House to Highlight Harvest Time in Haddonfield

November 4, 2019 Events Comments Off on December 1 “First Sunday” Open House to Highlight Harvest Time in Haddonfield
Eighteenth century recipes are stacked on top of a table

The Historical Society will create another new pop-up display for our December 1 “First Sunday” open hours: “Harvest Time in Haddonfield.”

The pop-up display will be on view on Sunday December 1 from 1-3 pm on the first floor of Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Admission is free, but donations are always 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 upon request.

The pop-up display will continue through December 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.

November 3 “First Sunday” to Focus on Archival Researchers

October 31, 2019 Events Comments Off on November 3 “First Sunday” to Focus on Archival Researchers

For this month’s “First Sunday” on November 3, the Historical Society will be offering open hours ONLY in the archives center in the Mickle House. Researchers are welcome to stop by between 1-3 pm.

Greenfield Hall will be closed for this month’s “First Sunday” so we can clean up after our annual Haunted Mansion event. We hope you’ll join us next month, on Sunday December 1, when we’ll be sharing a new pop-up display on “Harvest Time in Haddonfield.”

Annual Haunted Mansion Event Scheduled for Wednesday October 30

October 15, 2019 Events Comments Off on Annual Haunted Mansion Event Scheduled for Wednesday October 30
Picture of Greenfield Hall dining room decorated for Halloween

UPDATE: This event will be held rain or shine! See you tonight.

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The Historical Society will host our annual Haunted Mansion at Greenfield Hall on Wednesday October 30 after the town Halloween parade, approximately 6:30-8:30 pm.

The cost is $3 for kids and $5 for adults. Tickets will be sold at the door (cash only).

For those who haven’t visited our Haunted Mansion event before, we aim to make this event appropriate for elementary school aged kids, roughly second to fifth grades. We add seasonal decorations to the first floor of Greenfield Hall and offer lights-out spooky tours. Light refreshments will be available outside in the garden while supplies last.

For the third year, we’ll also be offering a Halloween story time in the garden for younger visitors who aren’t sure about taking the inside tour.

A huge thank-you to our 2019 sponsor: Lisa Wolschina and Associates from Keller Williams Real Estate.

Tickets On Sale Now for 2019 Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours

October 7, 2019 Events, tours Comments Off on Tickets On Sale Now for 2019 Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours
A man speaks to a crowd outside of Greenfield Hall using a megaphone and holding a flashlight

Local favorite Bill Meehan will once again conduct Haunted Haddonfield walking tours in October leading up to the annual “Haunted Mansion” at the Historical Society of Haddonfield on October 30.

The walking tours will begin at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. This year’s tours will be held on the following dates:

Friday Oct. 18, 2019 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall
Saturday Oct. 19, 2019 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall
Friday Oct. 25, 2019 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall
Saturday Oct. 26, 2019 – 7 pm starting at Greenfield Hall

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 12.

Tickets may be purchased at the door (CASH ONLY) or purchased in advance at the Historical Society, the Haddonfield Information Center, or the Haddonfield Public Library. The tours benefit the Historical Society and the Haddonfield Public Library.

Other frequently asked questions:

* Yes, the tour is child friendly generally speaking, but of course it also depends on the child.

* The walk is approximately 1 mile with several stops. The tour lasts about 45 minutes and includes uneven sidewalks, brick paths, and some unpaved paths though a cemetery. Feel free to call the Historical Society’s office at 856-429-7375 to discuss more specifics.

* Please bring a flashlight!

Other questions? Contact the Historical Society at 856-429-7375 or info@haddonfieldhistory.org.

Upcoming Events

Wed. Nov. 20, General Membership Meeting, Fred Barnum presents “An Illustrated History of RCA Victor,” 7:30 pm, Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 204 Wayne Ave., Haddonfield

Sun. Dec. 1, “First Sunday” Open Hours & Pop-Up Display, 1-3 pm, Greenfield Hall

Sat. Jan. 25, “Greenfield Hall Speakeasy,” 5 pm and 7 pm, Greenfield Hall, Tickets on sale soon

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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Greenfield Hall and the Archives Center are both CLOSED Saturdays & Sundays except as noted above for the first Sunday of the month.

We are closed in August, on major holidays, and for the week between Christmas and New Year’s.

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