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Tickets on Sale Now for “Greenfield Hall Speakeasy”

November 12, 2019 Events, Uncategorized Comments Off on Tickets on Sale Now for “Greenfield Hall Speakeasy”

The Historical Society is marking the 100th anniversary of the start of Prohibition with a special “Greenfield Hall Speakeasy” on Saturday January 25, 2020. Tickets are on sale now!

For this special one-night-only fundraiser, we will be recreating the atmosphere of the notorious secret cocktail parties of the time, with live music, delicious food, and craft cocktails. To honor Haddonfield’s long history of temperance we will also provide non-alcoholic drinks that were popular during the time.

We’ll be holding two limited seatings, one at 5 pm and another at 7 pm, both at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Only 50 tickets are available for each.

Tickets are $60 per person, and all proceeds will benefit the Historical Society. Guests must be at least 21 years old.

You can purchase your tickets online here, drop off a check during the Historical Society’s public hours (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 1-4 pm), or mail us a check at 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Please be sure to note which seating you’re hoping to attend.

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

UPDATE: As part of our December 1 “Harvest Time in Haddonfield” open house and pop-up display, we will be offering tastings of several historic recipes and making corn husk dolls while supplies last. Dianne Snodgrass, who oversees the Historical Society’s museum collections, will present a brief program at 2 pm about harvest time and historic cooking.

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.

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Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 1-4 pm; first Sunday of the month 1-3 pm; and by appointment

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Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am; first Sunday of the month 1-3 pm; and by appointment

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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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