Historical Society Receives Matching Grant to Recognize Contributions of Past President Pat Lennon

The Historical Society of Haddonfield has received a new challenge grant in support of its planned new Archives Center building: starting in May, all donations made in honor of past president Pat Lennon will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a donor who worked with Pat at the Historical Society and admires …

Dec. 7 Book Launch Planned for Jan Twitchell’s New Autobiography

The Historical Society is co-hosting a book launch for Jan Twitchell’s new book, A Fortunate Life. The event will be held on Thursday Dec. 7 at 3 pm at Brandywine Living, 132 Warwick Rd, Haddonfield. Jan began the book as an oral history for the Historical Society, before it turned …

Proposed New Archives Center

The Historical Society of Haddonfield plans to build a new Archives Center on the site of an existing garage on the Society’s property at 343 Kings Highway East, just steps from Greenfield Hall and the Mickle House. The new two-story building was designed by Haddonfield resident Eduardo Guzman of DCM …

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Tickets on Sale Now for Candlelight Dinner

February 21, 2019 Events Comments Off on Tickets on Sale Now for Candlelight Dinner

We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday March 27 at 6 pm for our annual Candlelight Dinner and General Membership Meeting at Tavistock Country Club.

This year’s program will feature a presentation by author Irene Levy Baker on “Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia.”

Baker will be sharing tales of the Philly region’s most fascinating restaurants and chefs, one-of-a-kind dining experiences, and much more from her book of the same name, Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia. Baker has worked for more than 25 years in the hospitality and restaurant industries, and is also the author of two books. Both Unique Eats and Eateries and her previous book, 100 Things to Do in Philadelphia Before You Die, will be available for sale and for signing at the dinner.

You can order your tickets online or send us the order form in the March 2019 Bulletin newsletter, which will be arriving in mailboxes later this month. You can also call the office at 856-429-7375 or stop by during our open hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 1-4 pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the dinner!

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“Dine and Donate” Scheduled for Wednesday February 27

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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

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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

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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.

February 3 “First Sunday” to Highlight Weddings in Haddonfield

January 16, 2019 Events Comments Off on February 3 “First Sunday” to Highlight Weddings in Haddonfield

For our next “First Sunday” open hours on February 3, the Historical Society will be creating a new pop-up display about weddings in Haddonfield.

We hope you’ll join us at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, on Sunday February 3 from 1-3 pm. Free, but donations welcome.

We will be pulling out a sampling of 18th, 19th and 20th century museum objects and archival materials that relate to weddings in the Haddonfield area, including textiles, photographs, marriage certificates, and other items.

As with other “First Sundays,” the Society will be offering our usual tours of Greenfield Hall, and the Archives Center and Research Library will be open for researchers next door in the Samuel Mickle House.

The pop-up display will continue through most of February and be available for viewing during Greenfield Hall’s public hours (Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 pm) or by special appointment at another time. Questions? Contact the office at 856-429-7375 or info@haddonfieldhistory.org.

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

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