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Next Pop-up Display to Highlight “Alcohol and Temperance in Haddonfield”

January 7, 2020 Events Comments Off on Next Pop-up Display to Highlight “Alcohol and Temperance in Haddonfield”
Some temperance-themed song lyrics from the Historical Society’s archives.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the start of Prohibition, the Historical Society of Haddonfield will be creating a new pop-up display about alcohol and temperance for our next “First Sunday” hours on February 2 from 1-3 pm.

We will be pulling out a sampling of museum and archival objects that help illustrate the theme, including flasks and decanters, research about early taverns in the area, wine recipes, and materials about temperance efforts in Haddonfield and beyond. The pop-up display will be on view in the first floor of Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

As with other “First Sundays,” the Historical Society will be offering our usual tours of Greenfield Hall, and the Archives Center and Research Library next door in the Samuel Mickle House will be open for researchers by request.

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

Free, but donations welcome.

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

Historical Society Closed Friday November 29

November 29, 2019 Events Comments Off on Historical Society Closed Friday November 29

The Historical Society of Haddonfield will be closed on Friday November 29 for the holiday. We will reopen on Sunday December 1 from 1-3 pm as part of our “First Sunday” open house, which will include a pop-up display and other special activities focused on “Harvest Time in Haddonfield.”

Tickets on Sale Now for “Greenfield Hall Speakeasy”

November 12, 2019 Events, Uncategorized Comments Off on Tickets on Sale Now for “Greenfield Hall Speakeasy”

The Historical Society is marking the 100th anniversary of the start of Prohibition with a special “Greenfield Hall Speakeasy” on Saturday January 25, 2020. Tickets are on sale now!

For this special one-night-only fundraiser, we will be recreating the atmosphere of the notorious secret cocktail parties of the time, with live music, delicious food, and craft cocktails. To honor Haddonfield’s long history of temperance we will also provide non-alcoholic drinks that were popular during the time.

We’ll be holding two limited seatings, one at 5 pm and another at 7 pm, both at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Only 50 tickets are available for each.

Tickets are $60 per person, and all proceeds will benefit the Historical Society. Guests must be at least 21 years old.

You can purchase your tickets online here, drop off a check during the Historical Society’s public hours (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 1-4 pm), or mail us a check at 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Please be sure to note which seating you’re hoping to attend.

November Meeting To Present an Illustrated History of RCA Victor

November 4, 2019 Events Comments Off on November Meeting To Present an Illustrated History of RCA Victor
Fred Barnum sitting at a table, signing a book

For our next general membership meeting, the Historical Society will be welcoming author Fred Barnum for “An Illustrated History of RCA Victor.”

The presentation will be held on Wednesday November 20 at 7:30 pm at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 204 Wayne Ave., Haddonfield. 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.

A long-time employee of RCA and its successor companies, Barnum will be sharing a visual history of the company. Barnum has unique expertise on the company: he not only authored a landmark book for RCA Victor’s 90th anniversary, but he also helped preserve the company’s history by transferring hundreds of boxes of its records and photographs to the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, DE.

He’ll be sharing some of those rare images with us on Nov. 20. We hope you’ll join us for this captivating presentation on what was once the largest employer in New Jersey.

December 1 “First Sunday” Open House to Highlight Harvest Time in Haddonfield

November 4, 2019 Events Comments Off on December 1 “First Sunday” Open House to Highlight Harvest Time in Haddonfield

UPDATE: As part of our December 1 “Harvest Time in Haddonfield” open house and pop-up display, we will be offering tastings of several historic recipes and making corn husk dolls while supplies last. Dianne Snodgrass, who oversees the Historical Society’s museum collections, will present a brief program at 2 pm about harvest time and historic cooking.

Eighteenth century recipes are stacked on top of a table

The Historical Society will create another new pop-up display for our December 1 “First Sunday” open hours: “Harvest Time in Haddonfield.”

The pop-up display will be on view on Sunday December 1 from 1-3 pm on the first floor of Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Admission is free, but donations are always 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 upon request.

The pop-up display will continue through 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.

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