UPCOMING MUSEUM TOURS
Visit the Crane-Phillips House Living Museum, the “The Little House on the Rahway” built around 1840 by Josiah Crane.
Take a walk back in time and experience this “American Treasure” listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places.
FALL/WINTER 2021 SCHEDULE
Sunday, September 19 – Opening Day
Sunday, October 10
Sunday, December 12
*All tours run from 2pm to 4pm
JUNE IS BUSTIN' OUT ALL OVER! (with apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein) A brief look at historic wedding dresses. June is often regarded as the month for weddings - and given our pandemic era lives of the past year, many weddings, once postponed, are being...read more
"Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future." - lie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize recipient In Memoriam, the Costume Department presents a selection of uniforms from our Military Collection. Many of these...read more
If this past weekend you watched the Kentucky Derby you would have seen a plethora of hats - fancy, unique and perhaps a bit 'over the top' being worn mostly by women. The Derby, like the British races at Ascot, are one of the few places wear the wearing of a hat is...read more
Sally The Rag Doll’s Adventure – A Story by Margaret Gerlach
Happy 150 years to Cranford! To honor the 150th Anniversary of our incredible town, we invite you and your families to read and enjoy the story of Sally, the Rag Doll. This children’s story, written and illustrated by Margaret Gerlach, President of the Cranford Historical Society, is an imaginary tale and celebration through the eyes of a rag doll. The story follows Sally throughout the township of Cranford as the town prepares to celebrate its 150th Anniversary. Sally’s adventure shows us how much the town has changed and evolved in its 150 years since being incorporated on March 14, 1871.
The Cranford Historical Society seeks a part-time Office Administrator. All candidates must enjoy working with people of all ages, have strong computer skills, as well as written and oral communication skills.
Compensation will be at an hourly rate. Part time hours consist of four (4) days a week, Monday through Thursday, 9:30am – 12:30 pm, from September to May. Our summer hours are two (2) days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays only, 9:30am – 12:30pm, during June, July and August.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and a resume to President, Margaret Gerlach, firstname.lastname@example.org by July 30, 2021.
Our office is open during the following Summer hours:
June to August, Tuesday & Wednesday only, from 9:30-12:30 PM
Our Archives Curator is available for questions and research help on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 AM
Anyone wishing to do research or to drop-off a donation to our archives department, please do so during these hours. We are requiring that you please wear a mask when visiting the office.