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March 27, 2020 Uncategorized Comments Off on Closed Until Further Notice

The Historical Society has decided to extend its temporary closure, in keeping with COVID-19 safety guidelines issued by local, state, and federal officials. We will be suspending all programming and continuing our temporary public closure until further notice. We look forward to getting back to our public programming as soon as possible!

Historical Society Launches “Haddonfield Virus Year” Project

March 23, 2020 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Launches “Haddonfield Virus Year” Project
Handwritten diary entry on a page.

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us. During this challenging time of school and business closures, social distancing, or even actual illness, we at the Historical Society can’t help but wonder – how will this experience be recorded for future generations?

We are launching a new story-gathering project called “Haddonfield Virus Year.” Here’s how you can participate:

1. Sign up for our “Haddonfield Virus Year” email list by clicking here. We plan to use this email list to share ideas and ask questions to help us best capture our community’s experiences. We will also send out periodic prompts to this list to encourage specific kinds of documentation.

2. Start writing down your experiences. You can do this in any way that feels right for you: as a letter, as a diary or an activity log, as a string of sentences. The key is to make it easy enough that you will keep doing it. Here is one historian’s advice about why you should be writing this down.

3. If you’re sharing experiences on Twitter or Facebook, consider adding our project hashtag – #Haddonfieldvirusyear – so we can see it too.   

4. If you don’t want to write, document your experiences in whatever other ways feel right for you: photographs, artwork, audio or video recordings, etc.

5. Finally, please plan to share your Haddonfield Virus Year writings or other documentation with the Historical Society’s archives center! Someday, future researchers will be intrigued to hear about the many ways that our community was impacted by this challenging time.

You can sign up for our “Haddonfield Virus Year” email list by clicking here. Questions? Contact Historical Society of Haddonfield Archivist Dana Dorman at library@haddonfieldhistory.org, and thanks in advance for your help.

Temporary Closure Through March 31

March 14, 2020 Uncategorized Comments Off on Temporary Closure Through March 31

Like many others, the Historical Society of Haddonfield has decided to suspend programming and temporarily close to the public through March 31 to help ensure the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff. We hope to reschedule all of the suspended events, and will share those details as we know them. We look forward to seeing you later this spring!

Historical Society Awarded General Operating Support for Fourth Year in a Row

January 15, 2020 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Awarded General Operating Support for Fourth Year in a Row
A Historical Society volunteer talks about Haddonfield history with visiting second graders.

For the fourth year in a row, the Historical Society of Haddonfield has been awarded a general operating support grant from the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College. The Commission is the officially designated county history agency of the New Jersey Historical Commission.

“We are so grateful to the Commission for its ongoing support,” said Doug Rauschenberger, President of the Historical Society. “Awards like this one help us continue to care for our important collections, deepen and expand our partnerships with local schools, and share Haddonfield’s history widely.”

The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission was founded in 1972, and recognizes the role of arts and local history in making our communities dynamic places to live and work.

Historical Society Closed Dec. 24 Through Jan. 2

December 23, 2019 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Closed Dec. 24 Through Jan. 2

The Historical Society will be closed for its annual holiday break starting Tuesday December 24, 2019 through Thursday January 2, 2020.

Greenfield Hall will reopen on Friday January 3 for our usual open hours from 1-4 pm, but we will NOT be offering “First Sunday” hours for January. The Archives Center will reopen on Tuesday January 7 at 9:30 am.

Happy holidays!

Upcoming Events

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!

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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