In 1713, Elizabeth Haddon and her husband John Estaugh built and occupied their home in what is now known as the Estates section of Haddonfield. Throughout 2013, our community will celebrate the 300th anniversary of the year that definitively marks their commitment to create a settlement in Haddonfield.
This is a special opportunity for us to come together as a community to celebrate our heritage and honor their legacy. The Tricentennial Committee is working directly with civic and community organizations and schools to plan specific events that will engage residents of all ages, visitors to town, and businesses. We are looking forward to celebrating the many worthwhile organizations, activities and good-deeds that take place in this community on a regular basis, while also taking a look back at our foundations.
The definitive biography of Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh has arrived. For nearly 300 years scores of writers and poets have told the tale of the courageous, romantic, unmarried Quaker woman who almost single-handedly founded the town of Haddonfield. With each account and with each retelling her personality and accomplishments grew more exaggerated, leading some to question the true history of our beloved founder.
The Haddonfield Tricentennial Committee and Haddonfield Civic Association are asking all Haddonfield residents to submit a photograph of their families in front of their homes this holiday season, with the family in the foreground and the home in the background, to memorialize life in Haddonfield in 2013. Digital and printed photographs will be collected for publication in a town-wide photo album, which will be donated to the Historical Society of Haddonfield’s archives for future generations to view and enjoy. The project is one of the final activities to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the settlement of Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh in 1713.