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September Membership Meeting to Explore Architect Samuel Sloan’s Work in Haddonfield

September 3, 2019 Events Comments Off on September Membership Meeting to Explore Architect Samuel Sloan’s Work in Haddonfield
Photo of Melinda McGough standing in front of bookshelves

Our next general membership meeting will be held on Wednesday September 25 at 7:30 pm in Greenfield Hall, and will feature a presentation by Melinda McGough on noted architect Samuel Sloan (1815-1884) and his work in Haddonfield.

Based in Philadelphia, Sloan was highly in demand during the mid-nineteenth century. He designed the octagonal Longwood mansion near Natchez, Mississippi, the Asa Packer mansion in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, and the town plan for Riverton, New Jersey. However, much of Sloan’s work remains a puzzle because all of his papers were destroyed.

McGough’s graduate research in the 1970s showed that Sloan also designed three houses in Haddonfield: one on Warwick Road and two on Washington Avenue. In fact, these are the first identified examples of Sloan using the then-popular “stick style” of architecture.

We hope you’ll join us at Greenfield Hall on September 25 at 7:30 pm to learn more about Sloan’s life and work. Members are free, with a suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers.

Historical Society To Close in August for Annual Summer Break

July 23, 2019 Events, tours Comments Off on Historical Society To Close in August for Annual Summer Break
Man's bedroom exhibit space on second floor of Greenfield Hall, including

Just a reminder that the Historical Society will not be offering tours or other programs during the month of August while we’re closed for our annual summer break. We will return to regular public hours after Labor Day.

Our last summer hours for Greenfield Hall will be Wednesday July 31 from 1-4 pm, and our last research hours at the archives center in the Mickle House will be Wednesday July 31 from 9:30-11:30 am.

If you miss us in July, you can still reach out by phone or email, but please be patient if we are slower to respond. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Summer Story Times Planned for June and July At Greenfield Hall

June 5, 2019 Events Comments Off on Summer Story Times Planned for June and July At Greenfield Hall

The Historical Society is pleased to be partnering for the second year with the Haddonfield Public Library to host three children’s story times at Greenfield Hall this summer.

Children ages 4 and up are invited to join us on Friday June 28, Friday July 12, and Friday July 26 from 1:30 – 2:30 pm for historical stories, a craft activity, and a viewing of historical artifacts. Haddonfield Public Library’s Eric Zino and Jordan Bilodeau will be leading these events at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

The story times are free, but reservations are requested because space is limited. You can RSVP at the following links:

Questions? Contact the Historical Society at info@haddonfieldhistory.org or 856-429-7375, or email Ms. Jordan at the Haddonfield Public Library at jbilodeau@haddonfieldlibrary.org.

Historical Society to Hold Open House and New Pop-up Display on Saturday June 1 During “Skirmish on the Highway”

May 13, 2019 Events Comments Off on Historical Society to Hold Open House and New Pop-up Display on Saturday June 1 During “Skirmish on the Highway”

The Historical Society will be holding an open house and new pop-up display on Saturday June 1 from 10-12 pm and 2-4 pm, in conjunction with the “Skirmish on the Highway” sponsored by the Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum.

The pop-up display will be held in the first floor of Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. We’ll be pulling out a selection of items from our archival and museum collections from the 1730s-1770s. These treasures will include textiles, recipe books, property records, correspondence, and other items that help shed light on what life was like in a small Quaker village in the years leading up to the Revolutionary War.

Some eighteenth-century recipe books from the Historical Society’s collections

During the open house, the Historical Society will also be offering tours of Greenfield Hall, and upon request, the Archives Center and Research Library will be available for researchers next door in the Samuel Mickle House.

Free, but donations welcome.

Please note that we will NOT be holding our usual “First Sunday” hours the next day; come see us on Saturday instead!

The pop-up display will continue through most of June 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.  

The Historical Society will also be holding Colonial Haddonfield Walking Tours on June 1 at 10 am and 2 pm. Tickets are $25 per person, and space is limited to 20 participants on each tour. We recommend purchasing your tickets ahead of time; these tours are likely to sell out.

 Questions? Contact the Historical Society at info@haddonfieldhistory.org or 856-429-7375.

May 22 Membership Meeting To Highlight the 1777 Battle of Gloucester

April 24, 2019 Events Comments Off on May 22 Membership Meeting To Highlight the 1777 Battle of Gloucester

For our next general membership meeting, we will be partnering with Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum to host a presentation by historical archaeologist and author (and former Haddonfield resident!) Garry Wheeler Stone on “The Battle of Gloucester: 1777 – Where Lafayette Won His Spurs.”

The presentation will be held on Wednesday May 22 at 7 pm at Haddonfield Borough Hall, 242 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Admission is free, and parking is available in the rear of the building.

Stone will be sharing some of his findings as chief researcher in an ongoing study of the Battle of Gloucester by the Camden County Historical Society, working with Paul Schopp among others. The project has received grant funding from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program.

Just what is the Battle of Gloucester? In November 1777, troops based in Haddonfield attacked a Hessian outpost at the western edge of Haddon Heights and chased them—and British reinforcements—all the way to the hamlet of Gloucester Court House. The battle also established the reputation of one of the American Revolution’s greatest heroes: the Marquis de Lafayette.

Before retiring, Stone served as a Regional Historian for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and as a Historian with the Monmouth Battlefield State Park and the Indian King Tavern Museum.

We hope you’ll join us for this special presentation!

Upcoming Events

Sun. Feb. 2, “First Sunday” Open Hours and Pop-up Display, “Alcohol and Temperance in Haddonfield,” 1-3 pm, Greenfield Hall

Tues. March 24, Book Club: Founding Mothers, 7 pm, Greenfield Hall

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Funding provided by the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College, the officially designated county history agency of the New Jersey Historical Commission.

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Historical Society of Haddonfield
343 Kings Hwy. E
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