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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Book Club to Discuss “Founding Mothers” on March 24

January 27, 2020 Book Club Comments Off on Book Club to Discuss “Founding Mothers” on March 24

The Historical Society of Haddonfield’s Book Club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday March 24, 2020 to discuss Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation, by Cokie Roberts.

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

Roberts uses correspondence, journals, and other writings to explore the lives of women like Abigail Adams, Deborah Read Franklin, and many others who helped ensure the success of the American Revolution — mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters who worked both behind-the-scenes and very publicly to support the new country.

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

Speakeasy Event Sold Out!

January 22, 2020 Events Comments Off on Speakeasy Event Sold Out!

The Historical Society’s “Greenfield Hall Speakeasy” scheduled for Saturday January 25 is officially SOLD OUT!

For those who already have their tickets, we’ll see you Saturday! If you didn’t get the secret password you’ll need for entry, please contact us at 856-429-7375 or info@haddonfieldhistory.org.

A big thank you to all of our sponsors for helping to make this event possible. We look forward to sharing pictures of the event next week.

Historical Society Awarded General Operating Support for Fourth Year in a Row

January 15, 2020 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Awarded General Operating Support for Fourth Year in a Row
A Historical Society volunteer talks about Haddonfield history with visiting second graders.

For the fourth year in a row, the Historical Society of Haddonfield has been awarded a general operating support grant from the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Camden County College. The Commission is the officially designated county history agency of the New Jersey Historical Commission.

“We are so grateful to the Commission for its ongoing support,” said Doug Rauschenberger, President of the Historical Society. “Awards like this one help us continue to care for our important collections, deepen and expand our partnerships with local schools, and share Haddonfield’s history widely.”

The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission was founded in 1972, and recognizes the role of arts and local history in making our communities dynamic places to live and work.

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

December 23, 2019 Uncategorized Comments Off on Historical Society Closed Dec. 24 Through Jan. 2

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!

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Monday 1/25/21: Virtual Book Club: “The Warmth of Other Suns,” 7 pm, via Zoom, RSVP to get link

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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