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Events

Sep
18
Sat
2021
River Carnival Costume Attire Display @ The Hanson House
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
River Carnival Costume Attire Display @ The Hanson House
Cranford’s colorful past included a “River Carnival,” an annual event held usually in July along the Rahway River. To celebrate past iterations of this event, the Costume Department will showcase several mannequins attired in their ‘summer best’ at the Hanson House. These will feature a women’s garment known as a “lingerie dress’ which was a an all-white dress, accented with lace and widely worn at the turn of the 20th century and other examples of summer wear from the Costume Collection.
Additionally, invitations will be sent out to historic costumers to attend in their reproduction period costume. Many of these people sew authentic historic ensembles and we hope to see them grace our building and the surrounding park.
We invite all to come out to the Hanson House, 38 Springfield Avenue, on September 18th from 1-4pm to view the display.
Sep
19
Sun
2021
2021-2022 Season Opening of the Crane-Phillips House Museum: A Tour and Ice Cream Soda Social @ Crane-Phillips House Museum
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2021-2022 Season Opening of the Crane-Phillips House Museum: A Tour and Ice Cream Soda Social @ Crane-Phillips House Museum

The Crane-Phillips House Museum, 124 North Union Avenue, will re-open for the 2021-2022 Season with a Tour and Ice Cream Soda Social on Sunday, September 19th from 2-4pm. All are welcome to attend.

Oct
10
Sun
2021
Museum Tour @ Crane-Phillips House Museum
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Museum Tour @ Crane-Phillips House Museum

Museum Tour of the Crane-Phillips House Museum. Free and open to the public.

Oct
16
Sat
2021
Four Centuries In A Weekend @ Crane-Phillips House Museum
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Four Centuries In A Weekend @ Crane-Phillips House Museum

The Cranford Historical Society’s Crane-Phillips House Museum at 124 North Union Avenue will once again participate in Union County’s Annual “Four Centuries in a Weekend.”  The museum will be open on Saturday, October 16th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm and on Sunday, October 17th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.  This year’s theme is “Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Township of Cranford.”

Materials for the weekend tour are available from the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs Office and will be at all sites.  The materials include a booklet featuring photos and info about each site with a map showing the locations.  For more info, please call the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 908-558-2550 or visit http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/cultural-heritage-affairs/historic-sites-map/

Oct
17
Sun
2021
Four Centuries In A Weekend @ Crane-Phillips House Museum
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Four Centuries In A Weekend @ Crane-Phillips House Museum

The Cranford Historical Society’s Crane-Phillips House Museum at 124 North Union Avenue will once again participate in Union County’s Annual “Four Centuries in a Weekend.”  The museum will be open on Saturday, October 16th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm and on Sunday, October 17th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.  This year’s theme is “Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Township of Cranford.”

Materials for the weekend tour are available from the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs Office and will be at all sites.  The materials include a booklet featuring photos and info about each site with a map showing the locations.  For more info, please call the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 908-558-2550 or visit http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/cultural-heritage-affairs/historic-sites-map/

Oct
24
Sun
2021
Children’s Halloween Program @ Crane-Phillips House Museum
Oct 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Children's Halloween Program @ Crane-Phillips House Museum
Our Children’s Halloween program will be on Sunday, October 24th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
The Cranford Historical Society invites children 3 and older, with or without costumes, to come to the Crane-Phillips House Museum at 124 North Union Avenue to enjoy spooky stories and Halloween crafts.
Refreshments will be served and admission is free, but space is limited so RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Call 908-276-0082 or e-mail cranfordhistoricalsociety@verizon.net.
Nov
14
Sun
2021
2021 Cranford Historical Society Preservation Award Ceremony @ The Hanson House
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2021 Cranford Historical Society Preservation Award Ceremony @ The Hanson House
On Sunday, November 14th, the Cranford Historical Society and the Historic Preservation Advisory Board invite all members and the public to join us for our Preservation Award Ceremony at the Hanson House from 2-4pm.
All are welcome. Come down and visit with friends, Society and HPAB members.
Please RSVP (and specify the number the people that will be attending) by calling 908-276-0082 or email us at cranfordhistoricalsociety@verizon.net.
Dec
5
Sun
2021
Holiday Music Program @ Crane-Phillips House Museum
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Holiday Music Program @ Crane-Phillips House Museum
Join us at the Crane-Phillips House Museum on Sunday, December 5th from 2-4pm for a Holiday Music Program.
More details to come.
Dec
11
Sat
2021
Holiday Boutique Gift Giving Fundraiser @ The Hanson House
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm
Holiday Boutique Gift Giving Fundraiser @ The Hanson House
Please join us for our Holiday Boutique Gift Giving Fundraiser at the Hanson House, 38 Springfield Avenue, on December 11th from 2-4pm and 6-9pm.
Cranford Books & Maps will be sold just in time for Holiday giving. Used books, framed art, picture frames and more will be available for purchase as well.
Dec
12
Sun
2021
Museum Tour @ Crane-Phillips House Museum
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Museum Tour @ Crane-Phillips House Museum

Museum Tour of the Crane-Phillips House Museum. Free and open to the public.