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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.


*Museum is open the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, September through May, from 2:00 to 4:00.


Fred Rossi Speaker Event

Do you like history and trivia and New Jersey?  Join Fred Rossi as he shares some of the stories in his book,  Jersey Stories: Stories You May Not Have Heard about People and Events in New Jersey History. When:  Saturday, November 4th @ 3:30                Where: Community Center               220 Walnut Avenue, Cranford How:  Free and open to...

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Roosevelt Manor Information

For those who are interested, there will be a public meeting to present information to residents about designating the Roosevelt Manor neighborhood as a local historical district.  Roosevelt Manor boundary is Orange Avenue to N. Union Avenue and Riverside Drive to Manor Avenue.  Following the public meeting on Thursday, September 21 at 7:30 PM at...

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We plan community programming for all ages in support of our mission.  In recent years, we have held antique appraisals, speaker events on a variety of topics, a garden tour, all kinds of children’s events, train shows, Four Centuries in a Weekend, and more.  We host elementary students and Scouts at our museum and we support the Cranford86.

Our office is open during the following hours:

Monday to Thursday, from 9:30-12:30 PM  (Tuesday and Wednesday only during summer months)

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.