JOIN US FOR A FAMILY FRIENDLY HALLOWEEN SCAVENGER HUNT! Once again, we have placed a series of posters downtown so that you can help “Lizzie the Witch” figure out the answer to our Halloween riddle for 2022. The Historical Society of Haddonfield is planning a free, family-friendly, self guided Halloween Scavenger Hunt through downtown Haddonfield for the entire month of October. All of the Scavenger Hunt posters will be visible from the sidewalk, so participants can complete the scavenger hunt on their own schedule. Participants will be able to complete the scavenger hunt online, click here. You can also download and fill out a paper form and drop it off in or mailbox at 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield or email to the Historical Society office at [email protected] for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Download the form here.
A local favorite, we will once again conduct several Haunted Haddonfield walking tours in October. Dates are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29. Groups will meet at 7:00 PM at Greenfield Hall. The tours are based off of the stories in the Haunted Haddonfield books I & II written by Bill Meehan. Bill was an accomplished researcher, writer and public speaker with several published books and magazine articles.
Sadly, Bill Meehan passed away in December 2021 after a long illness. With the blessing of his family, we are continuing with the Haunted Walking Tours that he led for over 20 years. Bill donated all proceeds from his walking tours to the Historical Society and the Haddonfield Public Library. We are forever grateful for his generosity. Both of Bill’s books are available at HSH to purchase in the office or via our website.
Tickets: $15 adults and $10 kids (12 and under). BUY HERE We suggest participants bring flashlights and wear comfortable shoes. All tickets must be purchased online through our website www.haddonfieldhistory.org. We can hold a few private tours if you schedule far enough in advance. Please call (856) 429-7375 or email the office at [email protected] with any questions.
Join us on Saturday, October 8th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm We will be open for tours of Greenfield Hall, as well as have a table downtown at Fall Festival where you can take a photo as Elizabeth Haddon or John Estaugh, answer some Haddonfield trivia questions, and play our “Guess It Game” with some old tools and kitchen utensils from our “Don Wallace Tool Gallery”.
*Don’t forget about our books and HSH shop items, pick up some early holiday gifts!
Joe Murphy will present his presidential campaign memorabilia on September 28 at 7pm, This program will be held at the Haddonfield Lutheran Church, 240 Wayne Avenue, at the corner of Wayne and Wood. The church has asked that we support their food drive in lieu of a fee, so please bring canned goods to support their local food bank.
Scandalous accusations, rude comments, insults flaunted on campaign gear, predictions of disaster should the other guy win, even implied violence: well, that’s American politics today. Or, rather, that’s the last 200 years plus of American politics, as is shown by Joseph Murphy’s fascinating collection of Presidential campaign memorabilia. If you think things are nasty today, wait ‘til you hear what they said about Martin Van Buren! But there’s also humor, hidden surprises and a thousand ways to support a candidate, from hats to slippers; mechanical toys and talking dolls; or even cans of soda (take your pick between Gold Water and Clinton Cola!)
Joe has over three thousand unique curiosities and historic objects. They fill his law offices in Haddonfield, and he loves to bring them out to share the stories that they tell. With so much to choose from, you never know what will turn up; John Kerry flip flops or a Trump toilet brush (Murphy’s collection is completely non-partisan) or maybe a William McKinley walking stick with McKinley’s own seriously imposing metal brow at its head. The oldest objects date back to 1789, but things really start getting personal in the 19th Century. You’ll never guess where they stuck a picture of Benjamin Harrison!
Murphy plans a relaxed, interactive evening, describing it as less a presentation and more like “Show and Tell.”
Bring your Own Political Memorabilia! Joe welcomes the chance to see any treasures that the audience may bring in and he’s helped many a budding collector by sharing the duplicate items that have come his way.