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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. 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, funded by the federal CARES Act.

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 Until Further Notice

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 in-person programming and continuing our temporary public closure until further notice. We look forward to getting back to our 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.

Upcoming Events

UPDATED 3/27/2020: All in-person programming is temporarily suspended until further notice.

Tuesday 7/14: Virtual Book Club on the struggle for suffrage (4 books to choose from), 7 pm, via Zoom

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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GREENFIELD HALL

Public hours are temporarily suspended through March 31, 2020

ARCHIVES CENTER / RESEARCH LIBRARY

Public research hours are temporarily suspended through March 31, 2020

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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 for the week between Christmas and New Year’s.

Contact Us:

Historical Society of Haddonfield
343 Kings Hwy. E
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
856.429.7375
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