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 June 1 Colonial Haddonfield Walking Tours

April 16, 2019 Events Comments Off on Tickets On Sale Now for June 1 Colonial Haddonfield Walking Tours

For the second year, the Historical Society will be offering Colonial Haddonfield walking tours on Saturday June 1 at 10 am and 2 pm in conjunction with the “Skirmish on the Highway” sponsored by the Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum.

Tickets are only $25 per person, and space is limited to 20 participants per tour. We expect these to sell out, so don’t wait!

The walking tours will depart from Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, and continue to Haddon Avenue and back. Participants will also have a chance to view the inside of the Guard House / Timothy Matlack house on Kings Highway, opposite the Indian King Tavern.

The 10 am tour will be led by Joe Haro, who has for many years led architectural walking tours in Philadelphia and Haddonfield. The 2 pm tour will be led by Co-Borough Historian Kathy Tassini.

All proceeds to benefit the Historical Society. Contact the office at 856-429-7375 or by email at info@haddonfieldhistory.org to get your tickets today.

“Rush” Book Club Discussion Rescheduled to April 23

April 2, 2019 Book Club Comments Off on “Rush” Book Club Discussion Rescheduled to April 23

The Historical Society’s Book Club has rescheduled its upcoming discussion of Rush: Revolution, Madness and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father, so that we can attend author Stephen Fried’s scheduled talk at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia on April 16.

(Learn more about the Museum of the American Revolution’s April 16 “History After Hours” event here. Admission for that event is $10, or free if you’re a member of the Museum.)

Our Book Club will meet to discuss Rush a week later, on Tuesday April 23 at 7 pm. We’ll still meet at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. And as always, all are welcome, even if you haven’t read the book.

April 7 “First Sunday” To Feature Pop-up Display About Parasols

March 20, 2019 Events Comments Off on April 7 “First Sunday” To Feature Pop-up Display About Parasols

The Historical Society of Haddonfield will be creating a new pop-up display about parasols for our next “First Sunday” hours on April 7 from 1-3 pm.

We will be pulling out a sampling from the Society’s rarely displayed collection of parasols from the 18th, 19th and 20th century, as well as a few archival materials related to ladies’ fashion. The pop-up display will be on view in the first floor of Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

As with other “First Sundays,” the Historical 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 April 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.

Free, but donations welcome.

Questions? Contact the Historical Society at info@haddonfieldhistory.org or 856-429-7375.

Volunteer Docents Needed for Spring School Tours

March 19, 2019 tours Comments Off on Volunteer Docents Needed for Spring School Tours

With springtime upon us, it’s time to start planning for our annual school tours for Haddonfield elementary school students.

We’d love your help either as a lead docent or a helper — all training will be provided! Volunteers should be willing to commit to at least two school tours of Greenfield Hall on weekday mornings in April or May.

We’ll be holding a meeting for new and returning docents at Greenfield Hall on Friday March 22 at 1 pm. Please RSVP to Marsha Marshall at info@haddonfieldhistory.org or by calling the Historical Society at 856-429-7375.

Of course, if you’re interested in volunteering but can’t attend training on the 22nd, please let us know that too. Questions? Contact the Historical Society at 856-429-7375.

Tickets and Sponsorships Still Available for Candlelight Dinner

March 13, 2019 Events Comments Off on Tickets and Sponsorships Still Available for Candlelight Dinner

Do you have your tickets yet for our annual Candlelight Dinner and General Membership Meeting on Wednesday March 27? Tickets will be on sale only through Sunday March 24 — don’t miss out!

The event will be held at Tavistock Country Club. The cocktail hour begins at 6 pm, and dinner and the program will begin at 7 pm. This year’s event will feature a presentation by author Irene Levy Baker on “Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia.”

We also have a few sponsorship opportunities still available: Gold Sponsors ($500) receive two dinner tickets, a Lost Haddonfield book, a name in the event program, and a feature on our web site before and after the event. Silver Sponsors ($250) receive one dinner ticket, a name in the event program, and a feature on our web site before and after the event.

You can order your tickets online, 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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Historical Society of Haddonfield
343 Kings Hwy. E
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
856.429.7375
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