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Cranford Historical Society | Founded in 1927
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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

SOCIETY BLOG

JUNE IS BUSTIN’ OUT ALL OVER!

JUNE IS BUSTIN’ OUT ALL OVER!

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...

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Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day

"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...

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EVENTS & PROGRAMS

HAPPY 150TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANFORD

Proclamation

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.

“Decorate The Cake” Contest

Congratulations to our winners!

Baginski Family

Cruikshank Family

SOCIETY NEWS

Our office is open during the following hours:

Monday to 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.