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Happy International Women’s Day 2021

Happy International Women’s Day 2021

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...

Holiday Inspired Dress-up

Holiday Inspired Dress-up

Article and photos submitted by Gail Alterman, Cranford Historical Society’s Costume Curator Over the years, pre-Covid times, the Costume Department would mount a holiday inspired mannequin for the Crane Philips House in December. To celebrate our new website, here...

WHAT IS THIS?

Is it a bent coat hanger? Is it a piece of modern art?

Email your guess to: cranfordhistoricalsociety@verizon.net

WHO IS THIS?

Alice Lakey was a nationally recognized crusader in the Pure Food Movement and a no nonsense suffragist.  Click above to learn more about this Cranfordite.

HAPPY 150TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANFORD

Proclamation

Decorate The Cake Contest Flyer

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.

SOCIETY NEWS

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.