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.
Elementary School students were asked to write letters to Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh. The purpose of the contest was to encourage elementary students to think critically about Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh’s legacy in the town and what has changed or stayed the same in 300 years.
We are now looking for volunteers to plant trees. This is a great opportunity to learn the correct way to plant trees. Tree planting will be supervised and will take place on the following days: Saturday 9/28 (begin 9am with a planting demo at Lincoln & Chestnut) Tuesday 10/1 Wednesday 10/2 Saturday 10/5 (begin 10am […]
The beloved family musical The King’s Road will be performed this fall, Oct 3-5, in participation with the Haddonfield 300th anniversary celebration. Written in 1963 by Haddonfield’s Harry T. Kaufmann the story follows the lives of Mary Hopkins, Joshua Cresson, Jonas Cattell and others as they discover patriotism and fall in love amidst the intrusion of the British […]