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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.


The Community Came out for our Fall Festival!

We had record numbers of people touring the Museum and grounds at our Fall Festival.  Families and members of our community enjoyed ice-cream, live music, kids activities in the yard, local arts and crafts vendors and our own Society merchandise.  Thanks to all who played a part in the day!

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Fall Festival

This year, we celebrate our 95th anniversary preserving and perpetuating the history of the township of Cranford.  On Sunday, September 18th, from 1- 5 pm,  the Society will re-open the Crane-Phillips House Museum for a tour with a FALL FESTIVAL outside.  We will have crafters showing and selling their crafts and face painting, balloon making and...

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Garden Tour a Success!

Garden Tour a Success!

What a wonderful day!  We got a glimpse into some of Cranford's most beautiful gardens and raised money for a great cause.  Thanks to all who participated and volunteered, especially the homeowners!    

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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.