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Hint: It resides in the kitchen at the Crane-Phillips House Museum. 

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Cranford Boy’s Camp/Cranford West

Cranford Boy’s Camp/Cranford West

Submitted by Vic Bary, Cranford Historical Society Curator With summer now at hand, it seemed time to write an article about Cranford Boy’s Camp, which has been a longtime staple of Cranford summers. Reverend Kenneth D. Martin arrived as Curate of Cranford’s Trinity...

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Don Sweeney and The Cranford86 Project

Don Sweeney and The Cranford86 Project

There were 86 of them: fifteen World War I, fifty-seven World War II, two Korean War and twelve Vietnam. At Cranford Memorial park there stands a granite monument with 86 names of Cranford Hometown Heroes. Heroes in every sense of the word, these men left...

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Did you know that the Statue of Liberty sits upon a star-shaped base designed by a Cranford resident?  Please meet Colonel Samuel Henry Lockett, former Confederate Army Engineer and Cranford resident.



Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all Cranford Historical Society programs and Crane-Phillips House Museum Tours are cancelled until further notice. 

Our office is open during the following summer hours:

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9:30-12:30 PM

Anyone wishing to do research or to drop-off a donation to our archives department, please do so during this hours.  We are requiring that you please wear a mask when visiting the office.