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Black History Month Display Extended for Full Week

February 5, 2018 Events Comments Off on Black History Month Display Extended for Full Week

Due to popular demand, the Historical Society has decided to extend its one-day-only display in honor of Black History Month for a full week.

The display will be available for viewing during the Society’s public hours this week (Feb. 5 – Feb. 9). We are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 pm and Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 am. If none of those times work for you, please contact the office to see if it’s possible to make a viewing appointment for another time: 856-429-7375 or info@haddonfieldhistory.org.

We’ve pulled out a selection of photographs, printed ephemera, manuscripts, and other collection items that help illuminate the history of African American life in Haddonfield, Lawnside, and Saddlertown in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. The items are displayed on the first floor of Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

One-Day Black History Month Display for February 4 “First Sunday”

January 17, 2018 Events Comments Off on One-Day Black History Month Display for February 4 “First Sunday”
For our next “First Sunday,” the Historical Society of Haddonfield will be sharing a one-day-only display in honor of Black History Month.

We’ll be pulling out a selection of photographs, printed ephemera, manuscripts, and other collection items that help illuminate the history of African American life in Haddonfield, Lawnside, and Saddlertown in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. The items will be displayed on the first floor of Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Like other First Sundays, we will also be offering tours of Greenfield Hall between 1-3 pm, and the Archives Center will be open for researchers next door in the Mickle House.

March 6 Event with Lawnside Historical Society to “Remember the Ladies”

January 9, 2018 Events Comments Off on March 6 Event with Lawnside Historical Society to “Remember the Ladies”

The Historical Society has partnered with Lawnside Historical Society to host a special Women’s History Month event on Tuesday March 6. Author Angela P. Dodson will discuss the history of women’s suffrage, noting its links to the anti-slavery movement as well as women’s impact on U.S. politics and government.

Angela’s book, Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box, was recently named a “Best of 2017” book by the Philadelphia Inquirer. She will sign copies of the book after the event.

The presentation will be held on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Wayne R. Bryant Community Center, 323 E. Charleston Ave., Lawnside. The event is free, and all are welcome!

One-Day Display for January 7 “First Sunday” Event

December 19, 2017 Events Comments Off on One-Day Display for January 7 “First Sunday” Event

For our next “First Sunday” on January 7, 2018, the Historical Society will be sharing a one-day-only display: “Haddonfield — A Winter Wonderland.”

We’ll be pulling out some items from our archival and museum collections related to sledding, skating, and other winter activities. The items will be displayed on the first floor of Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

Like other First Sundays, we will be open from 1-3 pm. We will be offering tours of Greenfield Hall, and the Archives Center will be open for researchers next door in the Mickle House. Hope to see you then!

Dec. 7 Book Launch Planned for Jan Twitchell’s New Autobiography

November 27, 2017 Events, New Archives Center Comments Off on 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 into a more significant autobiography. She has been a very involved resident of Haddonfield for more than 70 years. Among other things, she served as co-chair of the Dinosaur Sculpture committee and president of Interfaith Caregivers, and was named Citizen of the Year in 2002.

The book is available for $20 at the Historical Society, at Inkwood Books, and online here. Copies will also be available at the book launch.

Proceeds from sales of A Fortunate Life are being generously donated by the Twitchell family to the Historical Society’s planned new Archives Center.

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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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