The Patricia Lennon Archives Center will be closed, next Saturday (November 18, 2023). Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this closure may cause.
The Archives Center will resume normal opening hours, on Saturday, November 25. As always, please do not hesitate to contact the archivist with any questions you might have or with requests to schedule a research visit outside of our regular opening hours.
This year’s Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours are scheduled for October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28. All tours start at 7pm at Greenfield Hall. To save your place and register for tickets, please email us—and we will ask you to bring payment on the evening of the event. (NB. We have been experiencing some technical problems with the third party app that we normally use for ticketing.)
The tours are based on stories in William Meehan Jr.’s Haunted Haddonfield books. Bill was an accomplished researcher, writer, and public speaker with several published books and magazine articles. As always, it is possible to order Haunted Haddonfield Volume I and/ or Haunted Haddonfield II from our online store or from our office in Greenfield Hall.
We are also running the Halloween Scavenger Hunt! For this year’s Halloween Scavenger Hunt (October 4 – November 5), you can download the form, by clicking HERE.
Starting in the first week of October, there will be two significant changes to the way we do things at the Patricia Lennon Archives Center.
First, for a trial period, we are changing the Archives Center’s opening hours. As of Monday, October 2, the new opening times will be:
We hope that the new Saturday opening hours will make it easier for people to come in and access the collections. Please note that, as before, researchers may (and we encourage them to) email the archivist, if they would like to schedule a visit outside the posted times.
Second, in line with many other historical societies, we will be introducing a fee structure for our research services for people who are unable to visit the Archives Center in person. We will post a detailed schedule on the Archives Center’s web pages soon but, in short, non-members who need people to research topics on their behalf can hire PLAC staff at the rate of $15 for every half hour.
The good news is that, as a benefit of their annual membership, HSH members are eligible for two hours of research time every year and a members’ special rate of $5 for research time for every half hour thereafter.
And, of course, whether you are a member or not, there is still no charge for “in person” visits to the Archives Center and its collections.