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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...

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...

WHAT IS THIS?

What is this mystery item?

Email your guess to: cranfordhistoricalsociety@verizon.net

WHO IS THIS?

James S. Avery, Sr. was a man of many accomplishments.  Our Curator recounts his strong devotion to service to others and his insistence on the importance of education, personal effort and personal values.  Click above to learn more about the life of this Cranfordite.

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.

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 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.