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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.


Singers joined our Annual Holiday Potluck

We welcomed the Cranford High School Madrigal Group to our Holiday Potluck.  Members enjoyed delicious food, beverages and good company, then we opened the doors to the public when the singers arrived.  As always, the performance was wonderful and enjoyed by all. Click here for their rendition of  Auld Lang Syne

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A December full of events!

12/3,  95th Anniversary Celebration, Crane-Phillips House Museum 12/10, Holiday Boutique, Hanson House 12/17, Children’s Train Program, Crane-Phillips House Museum 12/18, Members Potluck Supper and Music Program (3:30-4:30), Hanson House

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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.