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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.


2023 Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Ryan Whitmore for earning our History Scholarship this year!  Ryan wishes to pursue History and History Education at the college level and is a very well rounded student.  We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

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Memorial Day Parade

Thank you Dreyer Farms for once again pulling our Crane-Phillips House replica in style!  And thank you to Don Sweeney and Cranford86 for honoring our fallen and reminding us all why this day is so important.

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The History of our own Living Museum

The Crane-Phillips House  Known as “Cranford’s Historic Gem,” this quaint Victorian cottage stands next to the Rahway River near the 18th century river crossing at the Crane’s Mills.  The Crane-Phillips House was placed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places in 1997.  The House was given the rare honor of being named to “Save...

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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.