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 Spring Walking Tours

March 9, 2020 Events Comments Off on Tickets On Sale Now For Spring Walking Tours

The Historical Society will be offering historic Haddonfield walking tours on three dates this spring in conjunction with our “First Sunday” hours and the “Skirmish on the Highway” sponsored by the Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum.

You can purchase tickets for the walking tours online, or you can contact the Historical Society office at 856-429-7375 or info@haddonfieldhistory.org. All proceeds to benefit the Historical Society.

Here is a full list of the tours this spring:

Sunday April 5 — 1:30 pm — “Historic Haddonfield” walking tour — The tour departs from Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Participants are also welcome to visit Greenfield Hall either before or after the tour; the building will be open for visitors from 1-3 pm. Tickets for the walking tour are $15 per person, and space is limited to 20 participants. Buy tickets now.

Sunday May 3 — 1:30 pm — “Historic Haddonfield” walking tour — In conjunction with “Women in History” Heritage Trail day in Camden County, this tour will include a special focus on Haddonfield women. The tour departs from Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Participants are also welcome to visit Greenfield Hall either before or after the tour; the building will be open for visitors from 1-3 pm. Tickets for the walking tour are $15 per person, and space is limited to 20 participants. Buy tickets now.

Saturday June 6 — 10 am & 2 pm — “Colonial Haddonfield” walking tours — This is our third year offering these tours in conjunction with the “Skirmish on the Highway” sponsored by the Friends of the Indian King Tavern Museum. Each tour 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. Tickets for these special walking tours are $20 per person, and space is limited to 20 participants. All proceeds to benefit the Historical Society. Buy tickets now.

Any questions? Contact the Historical Society’s office at 856-429-7375 or at info@haddonfieldhistory.org.

Tickets On Sale Now for Candlelight Dinner Featuring “Underground Philadelphia”

February 24, 2020 Events Comments Off on Tickets On Sale Now for Candlelight Dinner Featuring “Underground Philadelphia”

We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday March 25 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 authors Harry Kyriakodis and Joel Spivak on “Underground Philadelphia: From Caves and Canals to Tunnels and Transit.”

Kyriakodis and Spivak will be exploring what lies beneath the city — from the caves along the Delaware River used by early Quaker settlers to commuter tunnels, steam, water and gas delivery systems and all the other passageways that are unseen at street level. Their book of the same name, Underground Philadelphia: From Caves and Canals to Tunnels and Transit, 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 2020 Bulletin newsletter, which will be arriving in mailboxes soon. 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 and our March “First Sunday” on March 1, 1-3 pm.

We also have a few sponsorship opportunities still available: Gold Sponsors ($500) receive two dinner tickets, a listing in the event program, and a mention on our web site and in our newsletter. Silver Sponsors ($250) receive one dinner ticket, a listing in the event program, and a mention on our web site and in our newsletter. Please contact us at 856-429-7375 or info@haddonfieldhistory.org to discuss these opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you at the dinner! As usual, we’ll also be offering Society publications for sale that night, playing a “What’s It” game, and holding a silent auction as a fundraiser for the Society.

Buy tickets now

March “First Sunday” To Highlight History of Women’s Suffrage

February 11, 2020 Events Comments Off on March “First Sunday” To Highlight History of Women’s Suffrage

For our next “First Sunday” on March 1, the Historical Society will be hosting a different type of pop-up display: a traveling exhibit about women’s suffrage in New Jersey.

The traveling exhibit was created by the Alice Paul Institute in honor of this year’s 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. The exhibit’s panels will be on display in the first floor of Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, until Wednesday March 11.

As with other “First Sundays,” the Historical Society will be open on Sunday March 1 from 1-3 pm. We’ll also 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. Free, but donations welcome.

The traveling exhibit will be available for viewing during Greenfield Hall’s open hours (Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 pm) or by special appointment at another time. The exhibit will move on to its next destination on March 11.

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

“Dine and Donate” Scheduled for Wednesday February 19

February 3, 2020 Events Comments Off on “Dine and Donate” Scheduled for Wednesday February 19

Please join us on Wednesday February 19 for a “Dine and Donate” fundraiser for the Historical Society at P. J. Whelihan’s Pub & Restaurant, 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!

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!

Thank You to All Who Supported the Speakeasy

January 29, 2020 Events Comments Off on Thank You to All Who Supported the Speakeasy

We had a great time at the Historical Society’s “Greenfield Hall Speakeasy” on Saturday 1/25. We hope to share a few photos of the event soon.

In the meantime, we wanted to say a special thank-you to all of our sponsors! We are so grateful for their support.

* Password Sponsor: Big Sky Enterprises, LLC
* Shakedown Sponsor: Remington & Vernick Engineers
* Cocktail Sponsors: P. J. Whelihan’s Pub + Restaurant, Shimberg & Friel PC, Thomas B. Wagner – Architect, White Penny
* Beer provided by King’s Road Brewing Company
* Actors provided by Haddonfield Plays & Players
* Other donations — and many hours of work! — from HSH volunteers and board members.

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Historical Society of Haddonfield
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