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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Support the Historical Society with a Year-End Gift Today

December 2, 2019 Uncategorized Comments Off on Support the Historical Society with a Year-End Gift Today

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”

December 2, 2019 Book Club Comments Off on Book Club To Meet January 21 To Discuss “No Stopping Us Now”

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.”

New “Haddonfield” Tea Towel Now Available, Plus Maps & Books

November 27, 2019 Uncategorized Comments Off on New “Haddonfield” Tea Towel Now Available, Plus Maps & Books

Just in time for the Historical Society’s December pop-up display about cooking and harvest time: we are selling new souvenir tea towels.

Each white cotton towel is printed with “Boro of Haddonfield,” mimicking the label on a 1907 Haddonfield map in our archival collections.

The towels cost $16 each (including tax), and can be purchased at Greenfield Hall starting this Sunday, December 1 during our open hours — 1-3 pm. After that, you can purchase towels while supplies last during Greenfield Hall’s open hours (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 1-4 pm), or we can ship them for an additional charge of $5 for up to two towels.

Looking for more holiday gifts? We also still have a limited run of reprints of the popular 1899 birds-eye view map of Haddonfield. The unframed map print is 20″ x 30″, and available for $50 (tax included). We are also offering framed versions of the print for $150.

The maps are available to pick up during our regular open hours, or by appointment outside of those open hours. We can ship unframed prints for an additional charge of $10. Please call or email the office to place your order today: 856-429-7375 or info@haddonfieldhistory.org.

Last but not least, don’t forget that Historical Society publications make excellent holiday gifts! You can find the full list of Historical Society publications available for sale here and either place your order online or stop by the office during our open hours.

Happy holidays!

Tickets on Sale Now for “Greenfield Hall Speakeasy”

November 12, 2019 Events, Uncategorized Comments Off on Tickets on Sale Now for “Greenfield Hall Speakeasy”

The Historical Society is marking the 100th anniversary of the start of Prohibition with a special “Greenfield Hall Speakeasy” on Saturday January 25, 2020. Tickets are on sale now!

For this special one-night-only fundraiser, we will be recreating the atmosphere of the notorious secret cocktail parties of the time, with live music, delicious food, and craft cocktails. To honor Haddonfield’s long history of temperance we will also provide non-alcoholic drinks that were popular during the time.

We’ll be holding two limited seatings, one at 5 pm and another at 7 pm, both at Greenfield Hall, 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Only 50 tickets are available for each.

Tickets are $60 per person, and all proceeds will benefit the Historical Society. Guests must be at least 21 years old.

You can purchase your tickets online here, drop off a check during the Historical Society’s public hours (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 1-4 pm), or mail us a check at 343 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield. Please be sure to note which seating you’re hoping to attend.

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