Haddonfield Chapter 2016-2017 Calendar
We welcome guests and prospective members who would like to attend our meetings. Please contact Registrar Terry Brasko for additional information about our chapter meetings.
September 17, 2016
September 17-23, 2016
|September 23, 2016
Haddonfield Chapter members will participate in the annual Stand Down for homeless veterans at the Cherry Hill Armory.
Contact Pamela Campbell by September 7, 2016, if you would like to volunteer a few hours to assist with this worthwhile event.
October 12, 2016
PROGRAM: It's All About Watson House, NJDAR's State Headquarters
Presented by: Diane Argraves
Honorary New Jersey State Regent and Haddonfield Chapter Regent
Regular Meeting Location: 6:30pm
Built on a bluff overlooking Watson’s Creek, the Isaac Watson House was built in 1708, and is recognized as the oldest house in Mercer County. It serves as the headquarters of the New Jersey State Society of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was restored by NJDAR in 1964, as part of the New Jersey Tercentenary Celebration.
Isaac Watson was the son of Quakers who came to this country from England in 1684. The furniture now displayed in this fine stone house antedates 1790, and several pieces were made by New Jersey craftsmen. In addition, many articles in the home were donated by New Jersey Daughters.
October 23, 2016
18th Century Field Day
Haddonfield Chapter will present an award to the first place teenage finisher of the 10 mile run from Kings Court in Haddonfield to Fort Mercer In National Park, NJ. This annual event commemorates Jonas Cattell's 1777 run to warn the patriots at Fort Mercer of an impending British attack. This is the 45th running of this popular event!
This year, the Jonas Cattell Run will begin at 8:00am, at King's Court in Haddonfield and will end at Fort Mercer in National Park, New Jersey. Runners are expected to complete the event at approximately 10:00am. The Haddonfield Chapter will present a plaque to the first teenage finisher of the run.
The Jonas Cattell Run takes place in conjunction with the 18th Century Field Day at Red Bank Battlefield. There will be a series of reenactments by Continental, British, and Hessian soldiers in period uniform, tours of the Ann Whitall House, colonial music, crafters, and more to celebrate the occasion.
November 12, 2016
DAY TRIP: Watson House and Tulpehaking Nature Center
Contact: Chapter Regent Diane Argraves
We will be touring Watson House, headquarters of the New Jersey Society, NSDAR, followed by a visit to the nearby Tulpehaking Nature Center in Hamilton Township. Tulpehaking is a Lenape Indian word meaning —“Land of the Turtle.” It is a name used for an area near the marsh and the turtle was a totem for one of the Lenape clans. We will have time to see the available exhibits, as well as to explore and discover the many cultural, historic, and natural resources of the Abbott Marshlands.
December 14, 2016
PROGRAM: DAR Schools - Targeting Education: Planting Seeds of Tomorrow
Presented by: Nancy Kritch
DAR Schools Head “Chairleader”
Regular Meeting Location: 12:00pm
Since 1903, the Society has been helping children in remote mountain areas receive an education. NSDAR supports two schools in the Appalachian region — Kate Duncan Smith DAR School, Alabama, and Tamassee DAR School, South Carolina. Additional schools receiving financial assistance and support are Berry College in Georgia, The Crossnore School in North Carolina, Hillside School, Inc., in Massachusetts, and the Hindman Settlement School in Kentucky. Support is provided, as well, to Bacone College in Oklahoma and to the Chemawa Indian School in Oregon.
December 17, 2016
Wreaths Across America
Beverly National Cemetery
Wreaths Across America is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and thanking our veterans for their service and sacrifice. The Wreaths Across America mission is “Remember. Honor. Teach.” The annual wreath laying ceremony started at Arlington National Cemetery in 1992, and is now performed in veterans' and other cemeteries in all fifty states and beyond. Members of the Haddonfield Chapter are honored to take part in laying wreaths in the Beverly, New Jersey, veterans' cemetery during December.
January 28, 2017
Annual Fundraising Luncheon
PROGRAM: Celebrating Our Chapter's 120 Years of Service
Guest Speaker: Marcy Spiegel
Docent, The Friends of Independence National Historical Park
The luncheon will begin at 11:30am. Additional information about the luncheon, auction, and program will be available in the fall.
March 8, 2017
PROGRAM: DAR Schools - 18th Century Living
Presented by: Susan Luczu
Regent, Jersey Blue Chapter, NJDAR
Regular Meeting Location: 12:00pm
What was it like to live during the 18th century? How did people earn a living in town or countryside? How were homes and farms designed, built and maintained? How did people conduct their daily lives, from meal preparation to laundry? How prevalent were indentured servants? Come and learn more about life during the 18th century.
April 12, 2017
PROGRAM: Historic Camden County/City: 1600s to Present Day
Presented by: Kimi Tallant
Education Director, Camden County Historical Society
Regular Meeting Location: 6:30pm
This overview of Camden County/City history encompasses the history of the area from the 1600's to present day. Learn more about the Native Americans who lived here, the early settlers, and developments as Camden — both city and county — flourished and grew. The Camden County Historical Association is dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and interpretation of life in Camden County and Southern New Jersey.
May 13, 2017
Annual Meeting and Luncheon
PROGRAM: Lenni Lenape Heritage and Traditional Crafts
Presented by: Mary Carty, Tribal Member
Pinelands Folk Music and Basketry, Mt. Holly
Mary Carty is a descendant of the original Native American inhabitants of the area, the Piney-Lenape, and brings her Native American heritage into play with her handmade baskets, for which she has won many awards. Mary is a well-known and respected artisan in southern New Jersey; many of her traditional baskets are shapes and styles with which her Lenape ancestors would have been familiar.
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Additional information about the luncheon and program will be available in the spring.
May 29, 2017
Haddonfield Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony
To be part of the parade, meet other chapter members at the Masonic Lodge before the parade begins at 10:00 am. The ceremony at Haddonfield Memorial High School will begin at approximately 11:00 am.
June 14, 2017
Flag Day — Kings Court Haddonfield
Meet chapter members at the flag pole in Kings Court at 6:30 pm, to help hand out American flags.
July 4, 2017
Haddonfield Independence Day Parade
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