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Historical Society Closed Friday July 5 through Sunday July 7

June 24, 2019 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Closed Friday July 5 through Sunday July 7
The exterior of the Historical Society's headquarters building, Greenfield Hall

The Historical Society will be closed next Friday and skip our usual “First Sunday” hours due to the Independence Day holiday. We will be closed Thursday July 4 through Sunday July 7, and reopen to the public on Monday July 8.

Please feel free to call or email the office or the Archives Center to arrange an appointment for another time to visit. You can reach us at 856-429-7375 or by emailing info@haddonfieldhistory.org.

Looking further ahead, we will also close to the public for the month of August as usual. As in past years, we will skip our “First Sunday” hours in September due to the Labor Day holiday weekend. That means that our last summer hours for Greenfield Hall will be Wednesday July 31 from 1-4 pm, and our last summer research hours at the Archives Center 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 slow to respond. We will return to regular public hours after Labor Day. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Time to Renew Your Membership in the Historical Society

June 18, 2019 Uncategorized Comments Off on Time to Renew Your Membership in the Historical Society

If you haven’t already done so, please take a minute to renew your Historical Society of Haddonfield membership today. You can send in your check or click on the “Donate” link in the right margin to renew today.

(And if you have already renewed, thank you so much!)

Your membership has enabled us to accomplish so much this year. We continue to work with local students and educators, providing tours of Greenfield Hall for second graders and hosting high school researchers as they explore primary source materials in our Archives Center. Our “First Sunday” pop-up displays featured the World Wars, weddings in Haddonfield, and a lovely exhibit of parasols. We continue our schedule of quarterly lectures, book club, and other special events.

A woman shows a small artifact on a table to a group of students.
A Historical Society volunteer talks with Haddonfield second-graders about artifacts on display in Greenfield Hall.

We have exciting plans for the year ahead, but we need your continued support to help us preserve Haddonfield’s amazing history.

Would you renew your membership for $35, $55 or more today?

Your membership benefits include a subscription to THE BULLETIN newsletter, free admittance to our quarterly lectures, free tours of Greenfield Hall and the Don Wallace Tool Gallery, as well as discounts on events, rentals, and Society publications.

Please renew your membership today and help support our exciting year of activities. You can mail in a check, or donate via PayPal (just note in the “special instructions” that this is for your membership).

Thank you in advance for your continued support!

“Dine and Donate” Scheduled for Wednesday February 27

February 13, 2019 Uncategorized Comments Off on “Dine and Donate” Scheduled for Wednesday February 27

Please join us for a “Dine and Donate” fundraiser on Wednesday February 27 from 5-10 pm at P. J. Whelihan’s Pub & Restaurant at 700 Haddon Avenue, Haddon Township.

Whether you’re dining in or grabbing a meal to-go, you can designate that 15 percent of your meal charge be donated to the Historical Society of Haddonfield!

That evening, just let your server know that you would like to help the Historical Society, and then drop your final receipt in the designated bucket when you leave.

Thanks so much to P.J. Whelihan’s for its support!

Reminder of Society’s Inclement Weather Policy

February 11, 2019 Uncategorized Comments Off on Reminder of Society’s Inclement Weather Policy

A snowy day like this is a good time to remind everyone of the Historical Society’s snow and weather policy.

In the case of inclement weather, the Historical Society of Haddonfield follows the schedule of the Haddonfield School District *and* the School District of Philadelphia. If either of those districts close, delay opening, or dismiss early, the Society will close or delay its public hours as appropriate. We want to be sure that staff and volunteers traveling from further distances can get home safely.

Historical Society Awarded Historic Preservation Grant from Camden County

January 29, 2019 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Awarded Historic Preservation Grant from Camden County

The Historical Society of Haddonfield has been awarded $44,742 from Camden County’s Open Space, Farmland, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund to support the Society’s ongoing stewardship of its historic headquarters building, Greenfield Hall.

Located at 343 Kings Highway East in Haddonfield, Greenfield Hall is one of the Historical Society’s most significant artifacts and is a rare example of a Classic Revival home in Camden County that is open to the public. The structure was built in 1841 to mimic an earlier Georgian home, and served as a wedding present from John Gill IV (1795-1884) to his bride, Elizabeth French of nearby Moorestown. Gill kept two rooms of the previous, circa-1747 family home as an extension on the east side.

“We are very grateful for the county’s ongoing support for historic preservation,” said Doug Rauschenberger, President of the Historical Society of Haddonfield. “This grant will allow us to make crucial repairs and improvements that will help protect Greenfield Hall for generations to come.” 

The county’s historic preservation grant will allow the Historical Society to replace the roof over Greenfield Hall’s kitchen addition, as well as make several key repairs to the rear of the building to prevent water incursions, ensure visitor safety, and protect the museum collection items stored within.

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GREENFIELD HALL

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1-4 pm and by appointment. First Sunday of the month 1-3 pm.

ARCHIVES CENTER / RESEARCH LIBRARY

Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30-11:30 am and by appointment. First Sunday of the month 1-3 pm.

Click here for our inclement weather policy.

Greenfield Hall and the Archives Center are both CLOSED Saturdays & Sundays except as noted above for the first Sunday of the month.

We are closed in August, on major holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s.

Contact Us:

Historical Society of Haddonfield
343 Kings Hwy. E
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
856.429.7375
General questions:
info@haddonfieldhistory.org
Research questions:
library@haddonfieldhistory.org

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