The following was researched and written in 1996 by Robert Fridlington, long-time member and curator of the Cranford Historical Society. Joshua Bryant was not a man to let obstacles stand in his way. Bryant was one of a number of African-Americans who migrated to...
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,...
Article by Vic Bary, Cranford Historical Society Archives Curator. Excerpt from Holiday 2013 Edition of the "Mill Wheel" Newsletter. After scouring old Cranford newspapers for information about how residents of our town celebrated Thanksgiving a century ago, I had to...
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HAPPY 150TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANFORD
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.
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.