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“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.

Historical Society Awarded Grant for General Operating Support

January 14, 2019 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Awarded Grant for General Operating Support
Entrance hall of Greenfield Hall, the Historical Society’s headquarters building

For the third 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.

“This award will make an immediate difference in our efforts to engage and educate the public about Haddonfield’s history through public programs, publications, and partnerships with local schools,” said Doug Rauschenberger, President of the Historical Society. “We are so grateful to the Commission for this ongoing support.”

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 December 22 through January 1

December 21, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Closed December 22 through January 1

The Historical Society will be closed starting tomorrow, December 22, through Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

We will reopen for our usual hours on Wednesday January 2, 2019. The archives center will be open on Jan. 2 from 9:30-11:30 am and Greenfield Hall will be open 1-4 pm.

If you’ve been hoping to get a last-minute Christmas gift from the Historical Society, today’s your last chance! We’ll be open 1-4 pm today if you’d like to pick up one of our reprints of the 1899 birds-eye-view map of Haddonfield, one of our published books, or a vintage street sign.

Looking further ahead, we’ll be open for our usual “First Sunday” hours on Sunday January 6 from 1-3 pm. For January, we will NOT be offering a pop-up display, but stop by for a tour of Greenfield Hall, test out our children’s “Be a Historian” activity, or do some research in our archives center.

Happy new year!

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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.

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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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