The weather forecast for Saturday October 27 is not great, so we may have to cancel the planned Haunted Haddonfield walking tour. We will announce a decision by mid-afternoon Saturday. Stay tuned!
The Historical Society of Haddonfield’s next general membership meeting will feature a presentation by author Danielle Shapiro on influential RCA designer John Vassos.
For this meeting only, we’ll be gathering on a Sunday afternoon — November 11 at 2 pm — at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 204 Wayne Avenue, Haddonfield.
Shapiro will be discussing industrial designer John Vassos, who designed more than 100 products during his career, including the cabinets for the first commercial television sets, iconic phonographs and radios, and the famous “Musicorner” for the America at Home Pavilion or “Living Room of the Future” at the 1939 World’s Fair. Her book, John Vassos: Industrial Design for Modern Life, was published in 2016.
Members are free, with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers. The church also asks that attendees consider bringing a canned food item for its food pantry.
It’s that time of year again! The Historical Society will host our annual Haunted Mansion at Greenfield Hall on Tuesday 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 the Haunted Mansion 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 second 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 sponsors this year: Lisa Wolschina and Associates from Keller Williams Realty and Jason Barnes from Citizens Bank.
Courier Post readers: We hope you enjoyed the recent article about our upcoming Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours! Unfortunately, the wrong dates were listed in the article (they’ve been corrected online). This year’s tour dates are listed below. All will start at 7 pm at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield:
Friday October 19
Saturday October 20
Friday October 26
Saturday October 27
The Historical Society of Haddonfield will be holding a special Open House on Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 21 as part of the first-ever “Camden County History Week.”
Greenfield Hall will be open on Saturday Oct. 20 from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday Oct. 21 from 12 noon to 4 pm.
Here at Greenfield Hall, we’ll be offering docent talks on the half hour (starting at 10:30 am on Saturday and 12:30 pm on Sunday), including special talks on our tool collections (Saturday at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm), Elizabeth French Gill and Greenfield Hall (Saturday at 2:30 pm), and what Haddonfield was like in 1841 (Sunday at 2:30 pm).
On Saturday, artisans Irene Charney, Inger Bullock, Dianne Snodgrass will be demonstrating spinning, weaving, and basketry. They will also be offering some of their work for sale. On Sunday, Dianne Snodgrass and Elizabeth Albert will be offering some of their work for sale.
On both days, we will be sharing our October pop-up display, featuring items from our archival and museum collections that shed light on life during the eighteenth century.
Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
Our colleagues at more than 20 other historic sites in Camden County will also be holding special events that week. Don’t forget to have us stamp the special “history week” passport for a chance to win prizes. A full schedule is available at www.camdencountyhistoryweek.com.