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February 26 Event to Celebrate HMHS Student Research about Haddonfield and World War II

January 9, 2019 Events Comments Off on February 26 Event to Celebrate HMHS Student Research about Haddonfield and World War II

The Historical Society of Haddonfield invites you to join us on Tuesday February 26 at 7 pm as we celebrate the work done by Haddonfield Memorial High School U.S. history students this winter as they researched World War II. The event will be held in the HMHS library, located at 401 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

This is the fifth year in a row that HMHS Social Studies teacher David Reader has brought his Advanced Placement U.S. history classes to the Historical Society to work with primary sources about World War II.

The students visit the Historical Society several times between November and February, and develop research projects centered on a collection of World War II letters sent and received by then-principal William “Bull” Reynolds. This year’s AP classes are also reviewing issues of the school newspaper, The Haddon Higher, as well as other records in the Society’s archives.

At this free culminating event on February 26, the students will be sharing their research and discussing their experiences. A small exhibit of primary source documents from the Historical Society will also be on display.

We hope you’ll join us at HMHS!

Greenfield Hall and Mickle House Open for “First Sunday” January 6, 1-3 pm

January 3, 2019 Events Comments Off on Greenfield Hall and Mickle House Open for “First Sunday” January 6, 1-3 pm

The Historical Society will be open for our usual “First Sunday” hours this Sunday, January 6, from 1-3 pm. Stop by Greenfield Hall or the Samuel Mickle House at 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

We will *not* have a pop-up display for this month’s First Sunday, but you can take a tour of the long-term exhibits in Greenfield Hall, test our children’s “Be a Historian” activity, or do some research in our archives center in the Mickle House.

Sunday is also a great chance to pick up your reprint of the 1899 birds-eye-view map of Haddonfield, one of our published books, or one of the last few vintage street signs. See you Sunday!

Next Pop-up Display on Sunday December 2 to Focus on “The World Wars”

November 20, 2018 Events Comments Off on Next Pop-up Display on Sunday December 2 to Focus on “The World Wars”

For our upcoming “First Sunday” open hours on December 2, the Historical Society of Haddonfield will be sharing a new pop-up display on “The World Wars.” We hope you’ll stop by on Sunday December 2 between 1-3 pm. The display will be on view on the first floor of Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Admission is free, but donations are 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 next door in the Samuel Mickle House.

The pop-up display will continue through most of 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.

Life of RCA Designer John Vassos the Focus of Membership Meeting on Sunday November 11

November 5, 2018 Events Comments Off on Life of RCA Designer John Vassos the Focus of Membership Meeting on Sunday November 11

This Sunday at 2 pm, the Historical Society will be holding our next general membership meeting with 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 asks that attendees consider bringing a canned food item for its food pantry.

Don’t Miss Annual Haunted Mansion on Tuesday Oct. 30

October 29, 2018 Events Comments Off on Don’t Miss Annual Haunted Mansion on Tuesday Oct. 30

Don’t forget that we’ll be hosting 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).

A huge thank-you to our sponsors this year: Lisa Wolschina and Associates from Keller Williams Realty and Jason Barnes from Citizens Bank.

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