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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Next Pop-up Display to Highlight “Alcohol and Temperance in Haddonfield”

January 7, 2020 Events Comments Off on Next Pop-up Display to Highlight “Alcohol and Temperance in Haddonfield”
Some temperance-themed song lyrics from the Historical Society’s archives.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the start of Prohibition, the Historical Society of Haddonfield will be creating a new pop-up display about alcohol and temperance for our next “First Sunday” hours on February 2 from 1-3 pm.

We will be pulling out a sampling of museum and archival objects that help illustrate the theme, including flasks and decanters, research about early taverns in the area, wine recipes, and materials about temperance efforts in Haddonfield and beyond. 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 next door in the Samuel Mickle House will be open for researchers by request.

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.

Free, but donations welcome.

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

Historical Society Closed Dec. 24 Through Jan. 2

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The Historical Society will be closed for its annual holiday break starting Tuesday December 24, 2019 through Thursday January 2, 2020.

Greenfield Hall will reopen on Friday January 3 for our usual open hours from 1-4 pm, but we will NOT be offering “First Sunday” hours for January. The Archives Center will reopen on Tuesday January 7 at 9:30 am.

Happy holidays!

Support the Historical Society with a Year-End Gift Today

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The Historical Society of Haddonfield is proud to be participating in #GivingTuesday on December 3rd — and we are so thankful for ALL our supporters who donate time, money, and collection items to help us preserve Haddonfield’s history.

Would you consider making a special year-end gift to the Historical Society 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 efforts to share our community’s history with the widest possible audience, whether we’re working with local students, preserving our historic buildings, or caring for our museum and archival collections.

On #GivingTuesday, everyone who gives through our Facebook page could even have their donations matched thanks to Facebook and PayPal! (The matching opportunity begins on Tuesday December 3 at 8 am eastern time and continues until the matching funds run out; if you’d like your donations to be matched, donate at 8 am!)

You can also donate on our web site by clicking on the yellow “donate” button on the right side of this page, or mail a check to the Historical Society of Haddonfield, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.

Thank you!

Book Club To Meet January 21 To Discuss “No Stopping Us Now”

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The Historical Society of Haddonfield’s Book Club will next meet on Tuesday January 21, 2020 to discuss No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History, by Gail Collins.

We’ll meet at 7 pm at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield.

Gail Collins’ entertaining book presents a social history of American women and aging. She shares women’s stories from the colonial days to the present, from the late-19th century actresses who were considered great beauties at age 60 or 70 to the 1971 advertisement that declared women “old” for being over 25.

The New York Times described the book as an “eye-opening guide to our shifting attitudes about aging,” while the Washington Post declared the book a “cheerful companion through the decades.”

As always, all are welcome at our discussion, even if you haven’t read the book.

Historical Society Closed Friday November 29

November 29, 2019 Events Comments Off on Historical Society Closed Friday November 29

The Historical Society of Haddonfield will be closed on Friday November 29 for the holiday. We will reopen on Sunday December 1 from 1-3 pm as part of our “First Sunday” open house, which will include a pop-up display and other special activities focused on “Harvest Time in Haddonfield.”

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