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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.


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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Fall Festival

postponed to Sunday, October 1st from 12:00-4:00   We are reopening the Crane-Phillips House Museum with tours and an outside festival.  There will be vendors and crafters showing and selling their items, food, music and children’s activities including face painting and crafts.  Merchandise from Dreyer Farms and the Cranford Historical...

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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.