The Historical Society of Haddonfield is pleased to announce that our headquarters building, Greenfield Hall, has now reopened for tours by appointment! Visitors can schedule a tour by contacting our office at 856-429-7375 or [email protected]. We will continue to monitor the state’s COVID safety guidelines, and we can’t wait to see you in person soon.
Our new Patricia Lennon Archives Center is still in transition after our recent collections move, but we continue to answer research questions by phone and email. Please send your research questions to [email protected] or leave us a message at 856-429-7375, and our archivist Dana Dorman will get back to you within a week or two.
The Historical Society of Haddonfield’s next virtual general membership meeting will feature a presentation on the eighteenth century Brotherton Lenape Reservation in Burlington County.
We hope you can join us via Zoom on Wednesday May 26 at 7 pm. Tony McNichol of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission will be presenting, “Removed from their Natural Ways: The First Indian Reservation at Brotherton, Burlington County.” Tony will be discussing the 1758 establishment (and subsequent dissolution) of the Brotherton Lenape Reservation, as well as the egregious Walking Purchase and other colonial dealings with the indigenous tribes of the Northeast.
The event is free, though online donations are always welcome. You can register for the free Zoom event on Eventbrite, and we will send out the link and brief instructions by the day of the event.
Please join us on May 26 to learn more about the history of the reservation and colonial interactions with the Lenni-Lenape and other indigenous tribes. Register here, and we will send out the Zoom information by the day of the event. Questions? Email us at [email protected] or call us at 856-429-7375.
The Historical Society of Haddonfield invites you to join us on April 21 at 7 pm for a virtual lecture, “Newton Union Burial Ground,” presented by Bob Shinn and Shawn Colborn.
Bob and Shawn will be discussing the history of the Newton Union Burial Ground in the West Collingswood section of Haddon Township, including its historical connections to Haddonfield. Now listed on the New Jersey Register of Historical Places, the burial ground was first laid out in 1682 and includes the graves of early Quaker settlers. James Sloan established a companion burial ground in 1790. Among other distinctions, the site includes more graves of veterans of the American Revolution than any other burial site in Southern New Jersey.
We hope you’ll join us on April 21 at 7 pm. The program will be shared via Zoom.
The event is free, though donations are always welcome. You can register for the free Zoom event by clicking here, and we will send out the link and brief instructions by the day of the event.