Historic Haddonfield New Jersey

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Historic Haddonfield New Jersey

presented by Doug Rauschenberger

Haddonfield was founded in the early 18th century by Elizabeth Haddon, as a community where Quakers could worship and live in peace. Haddonfield quickly grew into the largest town in southern New Jersey and the market town for the region. The town became a reluctant host to both the British and patriot armies during the American Revolution. With the coming of the railroad in the middle of the 19th century, Haddonfield grew quickly, while continuing to thrive as a market town and even a summer resort for Philadelphians. In 1858, the world's first nearly complete dinosaur skeleton was excavated on a Haddonfield farm. Throughout the 20th century, the many ways Haddonfield fought to save its unique historical character and its role in the fight for women's suffrage will be highlighted.

Doug Rauschenberger is the retired director of the Haddonfield Public Library, a past president of the Historical Society of Haddonfield and frequent speaker on historical topics relating to Haddonfield. He and his colleague Katherine Tassini serve as the official historians of Haddonfield borough and have co-authored two books, Lost Haddonfield, published in 1989 by the Historical Society of Haddonfield and Haddonfield, part of the Images of America series, published in 2008 by Arcadia Press.

$15 | General Admission

$10 | Alliance Member 

Students with ID, residents of the neighborhoods being presented, or individuals with financial difficulties free with email to vcheng@preservationalliance.com