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UPCOMING MUSEUM TOURS

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.

SCHEDULE

*All tours run from 2pm to 4pm

SOCIETY BLOG

Check out our new Children’s Corner

We have a new section on our website for children and their caregivers.  We hope families will use our site for activities, crafts and stories all in the the name of local history!  We start with a great summary of the origins of Halloween, a recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and more.  Click here for the origins of Halloween!

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Children’s Halloween Party

We had fun playing games and enjoying ice cream treats at the Halloween Party on the 23rd!  Kids went home with a Gift Bag including a Historical Society Activity book, Fire Department and Police Department items, and plastic spiders!   Click on our flyer for more information.

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“Four Centuries in a Weekend”

Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th from 12-5  The Crane-Phillips House Museum, 124 North Union Avenue ADMISSION IS FREE The Cranford Historical Society will once again participate in Union County’s annual program, “Four Centuries in a Weekend”.  This year we are celebrating Cranford's Finest and Bravest as the Cranford Police...

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EVENTS & PROGRAMS

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, 4 Centuries in a Weekend, and more.  We host a 3rd grade field trip to our museum and support the Cranford86. 

HAPPY 150TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANFORD

Proclamation

SOCIETY NEWS

Our office is open during the following hours:

Monday to Thursday, from 9:30-12:30 PM  (Wednesday and Thursday 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.