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...
With the Spring season upon us, we are pleased to hear that the Cranford Canoe Club will be opening for the 2021 Season this weekend, April 24th! The Rahway River coupled with the Cranford Canoe Club has always been such an attraction for the town of Cranford and so...
The following article written by Vic Bary, Cranford Historical Society Curator, tells about the 19th Amendment and the active role of some courageous Cranford women in support of women's suffrage. Photo above - Credit: The Library of Congress --------------- New...
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HAPPY 150TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANFORD
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.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all in-person Cranford Historical Society programs and Crane-Phillips House Museum Tours are cancelled until further notice.
Our office is open during the following hours:
Monday through Thursday from 9:30-12:30 PM
Our Archives Curator is available for questions and research help on Tuesdays and Thursdays 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.