Presidential & Political Memorabilia Program
Joe Murphy will present his presidential campaign memorabilia on September 28 at 7pm, This program will be held at the Haddonfield Lutheran Church, 240 Wayne Avenue, at the corner of Wayne and Wood. Joe has over three thousand unique curiosities and historic objects. They fill his law offices in Haddonfield, and he loves to bring them out to share the stories that they tell. With so much to choose from, you never know what will turn up; John Kerry flip flops or a Trump toilet brush (Murphy’s collection is completely non-partisan) or maybe a William McKinley walking stick with McKinley’s own seriously imposing metal brow at its head. The oldest objects date back to 1789, but things really start getting personal in the 19th Century. You’ll never guess where they stuck a picture of Benjamin Harrison! Murphy plans a relaxed, interactive evening, describing it as less a presentation and more like “Show and Tell.”
Fall Festival & Open House
Saturday, October 8th 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Join us on Saturday, October 8th for tours of Greenfield Hall and our gardens. We will also have a table downtown at the Haddonfield Fall Festival where you can take a photo as Elizabeth Haddon or John Estaugh, answer some Haddonfield trivia questions, and play our “Guess It Game” with some old tools and kitchen utensils from our “Don Wallace Tool Gallery”.
Haunted Haddonfield Walking Tours: October 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 starting at 7:00 PM at Greenfield Hall. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through our website. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Program with Camden County Historical Society
October 20 – Jennifer Janofsky, Ph.D. at 7:00 PM – Co-hosted with Camden County Historical Society, this exciting program will be held at Haddonfield Borough Hall Auditorium. Dr. Janofsky will discuss the recent and unexpected discovery of the remains of over a dozen Hessian soldiers at Red Bank Battlefield Park. The discovery came at the end of an archaeological project to excavate a trench on land where the 1777 battle was fought. Dr. Janofsky, a Rowan University history professor, is also the curator of Whitall House and the Red Bank Battlefield. She is the project director for the archaeological survey of Red Bank Battlefield. This event is free and open to the public.
Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Once again, we are holding our self-guided Halloween Scavenger Hunt during the month of October. Download the form from our website or pick it up at the GFH office. The form will be available by late September. The signs with our clues will be up at several locations downtown starting October 1st, and the form includes a map to help you find them. Follow the clues through downtown Haddonfield to complete this family-friendly hunt at your own pace.
November General Membership Meeting with Speaker (Virtual)
November 16 – Join is for a virtual program with author David K. Randall. He will discuss his most recent book is The Monster’s Bones: The Discovery of T.Rex and How it Shook our World. This program is free, email the office at [email protected] to get the Zoom link.
The Historical Society’s headquarters building, Greenfield Hall, is now open for tours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm or by appointment. Please contact us at 856-429-7375 or [email protected] with any questions.