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- 4 Centuries in a Weekend at Crane-Phillips House
10/19/2013, Sat/10am-5pm and Sun/12pm-5pm, Crane-Phillips House Museum, 124 North Union Ave
Contact Person : The Cranford Historical Society
Phone #: 908-276-0082
Web Site: www.cranfordhistoricalsociety.com
The Cranford Historical Society’s Crane-Phillips House Museum will once again participate in Union County’s annual program, “Four Centuries in a Weekend”.
This American Civil War veteran’s cottage will be open Saturday, October 19th from 10:00 am-5:00 pm and Sunday, October 20th from 12:00 noon-5:00 pm. Volunteer docents will be on hand to speak with visitors and provide a guided tour of the museum.
“Clean As a Whistle” is this year’s theme. Explore the beginnings of healthy living and sanitation from the 1860’s to 1920’s. Exhibition includes the early days of indoor plumbing, the Civil War Sanitary Commission and Cranford’s role in the first U.S. Federal Food and Drug Act.
The Crane-Phillips House Museum is available as our own local history museum through the hard work of volunteers and members of the Cranford Historical Society. It has received generous support from the Cranford Historical Society, Union County Freeholders, Cranford citizens and the Township of Cranford.
Various materials about the weekend-long self-guided tour are available from the Office of Union County Cultural and Heritage Affairs, materials will also be at many of the sites. A booklet features photos and information about each site with a map showing the location. For further information about Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend program, please call Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 908-558-2550.
The Crane-Phillips House Museum located at 124 North Union Avenue in Cranford is open September thru May on Sundays from 2:00-4:00pm or by appointment. Admission is free. Founded in 1927, the Cranford Historical Society’s mission is to preserve and perpetuate the history of Cranford. To see the rest of our schedule, please visit our website at www.cranfordhistoricalsociety.com or call our office at 908-276-0082.
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