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Historical Society Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

August 26, 2020 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

Thanks to all who joined us for the Historical Society of Haddonfield’s virtual celebration of women’s suffrage on August 26th, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Independent historian Lisa Hendrickson shared some of her research into local suffragists like Bertha Shippen Irving, Marvel Dansbery, and others. We then joined the national Toast to Tenacity virtual event, which was live streamed at www.women100.org.

The Historical Society of Haddonfield was one of eight featured groups that made a toast during the program. Historical Society Board President Charlene Creed raised a glass in honor of all those from South Jersey who helped win passage of the 19th amendment.

Our Board President Charlene Creed made a toast to South Jersey suffragists as part of the national Toast to Tenacity celebration on August 26.

Historical Society Awarded $5,000 Grant from New Jersey Council for the Humanities

June 22, 2020 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Awarded $5,000 Grant from New Jersey Council for the Humanities
Exterior of the Historical Society's headquarters building Greenfield Hall and the Mickle House

The Historical Society has been awarded a $5,000 general operating support grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the federal CARES Act. The Historical Society was one of six recipients in Camden County.

“We are so grateful for this show of support,” said Historical Society President Charlene Creed. “This grant award will make an immediate difference in our work to engage and educate the public about our community’s rich history.”

The grant is part of the Council’s COVID-19 Response program. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by the Historical Society of Haddonfield do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Time to Renew Your Historical Society Membership Today

May 19, 2020 Uncategorized Comments Off on Time to Renew Your Historical Society Membership Today

If you haven’t already done so, please take a minute to renew your membership in the Historical Society of Haddonfield today. (If your contribution is already on its way, thank you!)

Your past support has enabled us to accomplish so much this past year:

We created a new virtual tour of Greenfield Hall for students engaged in distance learning this spring, and hosted high school researchers as they explored primary source materials in our Archives Center.

HMHS students visited Greenfield Hall in November to work with primary source materials in our archives.

Our “First Sunday” pop-up displays featured recipes and cooking techniques, a look at the temperance movement and an informative exhibit on women’s suffrage. We launched a story-collecting project called “Haddonfield Virus Year” to document how our community has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 us in the year ahead! You can renew online or mail us a check today.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Looking Back: How Spanish Influenza Affected Haddonfield

April 30, 2020 Uncategorized Comments Off on Looking Back: How Spanish Influenza Affected Haddonfield

Gauze mask from 1918

In the latest issue of the Historical Society’s Bulletin newsletter, we looked back at how Haddonfield was impacted by an earlier pandemic: the Spanish flu of 1918-1919.

Click here to read the full article.

Interested in more articles like this about Haddonfield history? Become a member of the Historical Society today, and you’ll get four issues of the Bulletin a year!

Closed to Visitors Until Further Notice

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

The Historical Society remains temporarily closed to visitors until further notice due to ongoing COVID-19 safety concerns. Our staff are responding promptly to phone calls and emails, and we hope you’ll join us for one of our upcoming virtual programs. You can also explore our curated list of “Haddonfield History at Home.”

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The Historical Society’s buildings remain closed to visitors until further notice. We hope you’ll join us for an upcoming virtual program!

Monday 1/25/21: Virtual Book Club: “The Warmth of Other Suns,” 7 pm, via Zoom, RSVP to get link

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.

The Historical Society of Haddonfield is supported by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the federal CARES Act. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this web site do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

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