30 Jan2013

Service for Worship

On January 27, 2013, the year of Haddonfield’s Tricentennial-themed events began with a Quaker Service for Worship at Haddonfield Friends Meeting.  Quakers gave a brief introduction to their history and beliefs, then led a shortened Meeting for Worship, similar to Friends practice on First Day.  After worship, all were invited attend a reception in the Friends auditorium for tea and biscuits.  The Historical Society of Haddonfield unveiled reproduction period clothing circa 1713, in the style that John and Elizabeth Haddon Estaugh would have worn. Pam Perry from Meeting and Dianne Snodgrass and Carol Carty from the Historical Society coordinated the event.


The photo shows Dianne Snodgrass posing with “Elizabeth and John”.  The pieces were meticulously researched and created by machine and hand.  Lauren Carl provided illustrations of period shoes for both John and Elizabeth, Pam Chase created John’s frock coats and every button hole, Laurie Reiter Eason created Elizabeth’s petticoat and mantua, Darlene Kelly created John’s waistcoat, Jean Lawes created John’s shirt, breeches and Elizabeth’s shift, and Dianne Snodgrass created John’s neck cloth, Elizabeth’s whisk, apron, and stomacher, and hand-work for Elizabeth’s hood, petticoat and mantua.

Additional assistance for the event was provided by: Bob Brooks, Linda Lotz, Judy Owens, and Deedy Roberts from Meeting; Liz Albert, Pearl Barry, Connie Brooks, Carol Carty, Pam Chase, Debbie Denslow, Virginia Dowd, Jill Heindel, Barbara Hilgen, Cindi Kolaski, Carol Malcarney, Connie McCaffrey, Pam Perry, Kathryn Raiczyk and Deedy Roberts assisted with the reception and reproduction period-clothing; and Tina Admonson, Dennis Dunn, Kathi Stokes, Julie Wiberg from the Haddonfield Cello Society performed.