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We Need Your Support on #GivingTuesday

November 26, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on We Need Your Support on #GivingTuesday

One of the things that makes our community so special is Haddonfield’s rich history.

On this #GivingTuesday, we wanted to thank you for all you do in support of the Historical Society of Haddonfield.

We love sharing our community’s history with students, residents, and visitors – whether it’s through our tours and research projects with Haddonfield students, or our quarterly lecture series, or our pop-up displays of museum and archival objects.

We couldn’t do this work without your generous support.

And while you may have heard about our fundraising for a new, state-of-the-art archives center, you probably haven’t heard about our ongoing preservation projects for our historic buildings: Greenfield Hall and the Samuel Mickle House, the oldest frame structure in Camden County.

This winter, we’re investing in a new roof over Greenfield Hall’s kitchen, and making various wood and masonry repairs on the exterior of the building. In 2019, we’ll be working with an expert to create a long-term preservation plan for the building. These important projects will be expensive, but I think you’ll agree that they’re essential in a community that cares for its history as we do.

Would you consider making a special year-end gift to help us continue this important work? Your tax-deductible gift of $25, $50, $100 or more will make an immediate difference for the Historical Society’s work.

On #GivingTuesday, everyone who gives through our Facebook page could have their donations matched thanks to Facebook and PayPal! (The matching opportunity begins on Tuesday November 27 at 8 am eastern time and continues until the designated $7 million in matching funds run out.)

You can also donate on our web site, or mail a check to the Historical Society of Haddonfield, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

Thank you!

Handful of Vintage Haddonfield Street Signs Still Available as Fundraiser for Historical Society

November 19, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Handful of Vintage Haddonfield Street Signs Still Available as Fundraiser for Historical Society

The Historical Society still has a handful of old Haddonfield street signs available as part of a unique fundraiser. These full-size vintage signs would look great on a wall, on a shelf, or otherwise on display and would make an excellent gift this holiday season.

We are asking for a minimum donation of $100 per sign, and all proceeds benefit the Historical Society.

If you’re interested in one of the remaining signs (see below), please contact our office at 856-429-7375 or info@haddonfieldhistory.org.

Signs Available as of Monday December 3:

Clinton Ave.
Ellis St.
Fowler Ave. (this is a newer sign)
Hickory Lane
Oak Ave.
Somerset Ave.
Spruce St.
Stiles Ave. (2)
Wood Lane

Historical Society Awarded $24,352 Grant to Create Preservation Plan for Greenfield Hall

November 13, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Awarded $24,352 Grant to Create Preservation Plan for Greenfield Hall

The Historical Society of Haddonfield has been awarded a $24,352 grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust, an affiliate of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), to craft a long-term preservation plan for Greenfield Hall, its headquarters building located at 343 Kings Highway East in Haddonfield. The Historical Society is the only awardee in Camden County this year.

“Greenfield Hall is one of our most significant artifacts, and this generous grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust will allow us to plan for its care for many years to come,” said Doug Rauschenberger, president of the Historical Society of Haddonfield.

The grant award is part of the Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund grant program. The Historical Society plans to use the grant to hire Westfield Architects & Preservation Consultants to create a preservation plan in strict compliance with the recommendations of the state’s Historic Preservation Office. The finished plan will include evaluations of Greenfield Hall’s structure and building systems, and help the Society prioritize maintenance, repairs, and other improvements moving forward.

Established in 1967, the New Jersey Historic Trust is the only nonprofit historic preservation organization in New Jersey created by state law. The Trust became a Department of Community Affairs (DCA) affiliate in 2002 in an effort to better realign the state’s smart growth initiatives with historic revitalization. Its mission is to advance historic preservation in New Jersey for the benefit of future generations through education, stewardship and financial investment programs that save our heritage and strengthen our communities.

Historical Society Closed to Public During August

August 2, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Closed to Public During August

Just a reminder that the Historical Society closes to the public for the month of August each year. We will also not be holding our usual “First Sunday” hours on Sunday September 2 due to the holiday weekend.

Our last summer hours for Greenfield Hall will be Monday July 30 from 1-4 pm, and our last research hours at the archives center in the Mickle House will be Tuesday 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 slower to respond. We will return to regular public hours after Labor Day. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

 

Historical Society Launches Street-Sign Fundraiser

July 20, 2018 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Launches Street-Sign Fundraiser

The Historical Society is pleased to launch a unique fundraiser with a selection of old Haddonfield street signs. These are full-size vintage signs that would look great on a wall, on a shelf, or otherwise on display.

We are asking for a minimum donation of $100 per sign, and all proceeds benefit the Historical Society.

Streets and quantities are limited. If you’re interested, please contact Society trustee Karynna Baresel at kbaresel@mac.com.

UPDATE #5: Available street signs as of August 6:

Birdwood Ave. – reserved
Centre St. – reserved
Clinton Ave. – reserved
E. Cottage Ave. – reserved
E. Summit Ave.– reserved
Ellis Street – reserved
Estaugh Ave.– reserved
Farragut Ave. – reserved
Fowler Ave.
Hickory Lane – reserved
Lakeview Ave.– reserved
Lincoln Ave. – reserved
Narberth Ave. – reserved
Nicholson Lane– reserved
Oak Ave.– reserved
Prospect Rd. – reserved
Somerset Ave.
Springfield Terr.
Spruce St. – reserved
Stiles Ave.
W. Summit– reserved
Walnut St. – reserved
Washington Ave.– reserved
Wayne Ave.– reserved
Wellington Ave. – reserved
Windsor Ave.– reserved
Wood Lane – reserved
Woodland Ave. – reserved

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GREENFIELD HALL

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 1-4 pm; first Sunday of the month 1-3 pm; and by appointment

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Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am; first Sunday of the month 1-3 pm; and by appointment

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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.

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Historical Society of Haddonfield
343 Kings Hwy. E
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
856.429.7375
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info@haddonfieldhistory.org
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