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.
*All tours run from 2pm to 4pm
Due to the rise in the pandemic the Crane-Phillips House Museum will be closed for tours until further notice. The Hanson House office will remain open Monday to Thursday from 9:30am-12:30pm, but please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and wait for a...
The Cranford Historical Society has announced that Margaret Gerlach was re-elected at its June board meeting for the sixth consecutive two-year term through 2023 making Gerlach the longest president to hold office since the incorporation of the Cranford Historical...
JUNE IS BUSTIN' OUT ALL OVER! (with apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein) A brief look at historic wedding dresses. June is often regarded as the month for weddings - and given our pandemic era lives of the past year, many weddings, once postponed, are being...
EVENTS & PROGRAMS
Antique Appraisals on Saturday, May 14th from 2:00-4:00pm at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave.
Garden Tour on Saturday, June 11th from 10:00-3:00
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.
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. We are requiring that you please wear a mask when visiting the office.