Cranford Calendar

Apr
27
Sat
2019
2019 Cranford River Cleanup – Rescheduled from last week.
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Apr
28
Sun
2019
Music Program Featuring Michele Mountain, Harpist @ Cranford Historical Society, Hanson House
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the Hanson House, 38 Springfield Avenue, for an afternoon of medieval music.

A marvelous player of the harp, Michele has been entertaining people for over 30 years on both the East and West Coasts at events ranging from weddings to historical reenactments. For our program, she will be dressed in a medieval costume and will play music from the period. To help us to understand the music, she will stop occasionally to talk about the composers and the times. Michele has made two full-length, independent CDs.

This program is free and all are welcome.

May
5
Sun
2019
Victorian Hat Box Tea Fundraiser @ Cranford Historical Society, Hanson House
May 5 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Cranford Historical Society Presents Our Third “Victorian Hat Box Tea” Fundraiser
Featuring Guest Speaker: Gail Alterman/Costume Curator

Hats and Victorian dress are optional. Enjoy an afternoon of fun, laughter, and good company while enjoying a Spot of Tea, Tea Sandwiches and Dessert.

Two Hat Boxes filled with items and a Victorian Floral Chandelier will be raffled off as well as a 50/50 raffle and a Door Prize.

RSVP by April 13, 2019, as seating is limited to only 24. Along with your RSVP, please submit a donation of $25 (per person). Checks to be payable to the Cranford Historical Society.

Proceeds to benefit the Hanson House, Crane-Phillips House Museum grounds as well as the Society’s High School History Award fund.

Our featured talk – “To Tell The Truth – Historic Costume on the Screen,” by Costume Curator Gail Alterman, will focus on those costume dramas we all know and love. Gail will discuss historical dress and how it is used in select television shows. She will compare and contrast their accuracy and how well they play to character. Shows may include Poldark, Outlander, Victoria, Mrs. Maisel, and The Crown.

If you have a favorite show that you would like included, please comment on our Facebook page and it may be added to the discussion:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2317958948482662/?active_tab=discussion

Jun
2
Sun
2019
Tour of Hanson House @ Hanson House
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm
Tour of Hanson House @ Hanson House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Have you ever wanted to see what is inside the Hanson House? If so, join us on Sunday, June 2nd at 2 pm when the Society will open its doors to the public to enjoy a tour of the building. After hearing a brief history of Hanson House you will learn about the lives of the Cranford artists Leslie and Alice Crump and will view the Society’s collection of their art. You will then be taken on a tour of the Society’s collections of costumes by its curator. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to visit the Fridlington Room where research into the history of Cranford and its homes takes place. Don’t miss this interesting event. Admission is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP by Thursday, May 30, 2019. Tour will begin at 2:15 pm. For more information, email at [email protected]verizon.net or call the office at 908.276.0082.  

Oct
19
Sat
2019
4 Centuries In A Weekend @ Crane-Phillips House Museum
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
4 Centuries In A Weekend @ Crane-Phillips House Museum | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford Historical Society’s Crane-Phillips House Museum at 124 North Union Avenue will once again participate in Union County’s Annual “Four Centuries in a Weekend.” The museum will be open on Saturday, October 19th from 10:00am to 5:00pm and on Sunday, October 20th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. This year’s theme is “Saving The Past and Moving Forward to Technology of the Present.”

The Crane-Phillips House Museum, a Victorian Cottage, modest home of the 1870’s, shows what life was like without plumbing or electricity. During Four Centuries in a Weekend, visitors will see how implements in the kitchen and throughout the house have evolved through technology and pictures will be at each implement showing the technology of today. All of the inventions in the past are hands on to all who would like to try them to see what it was like to do household chores, etc. Also, Trustees and Volunteers will be on hand to give a tour of each room in the unique living museum which is on the National and State Registry.

Materials for the weekend tour are available from the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs Office and will be at all sites. The materials include a booklet featuring photos and info about each site with a map showing the locations. For more info, please call the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 908-558-2550 or visit http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/cultural-heritage-affairs/historic-sites-map/

Oct
20
Sun
2019
4 Centuries In A Weekend @ Crane-Phillips House Museum
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
4 Centuries In A Weekend @ Crane-Phillips House Museum | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford Historical Society’s Crane-Phillips House Museum at 124 North Union Avenue will once again participate in Union County’s Annual “Four Centuries in a Weekend.” The museum will be open on Saturday, October 19th from 10:00am to 5:00pm and on Sunday, October 20th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. This year’s theme is “Saving The Past and Moving Forward to Technology of the Present.”

The Crane-Phillips House Museum, a Victorian Cottage, modest home of the 1870’s, shows what life was like without plumbing or electricity. During Four Centuries in a Weekend, visitors will see how implements in the kitchen and throughout the house have evolved through technology and pictures will be at each implement showing the technology of today. All of the inventions in the past are hands on to all who would like to try them to see what it was like to do household chores, etc. Also, Trustees and Volunteers will be on hand to give a tour of each room in the unique living museum which is on the National and State Registry.

Materials for the weekend tour are available from the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs Office and will be at all sites. The materials include a booklet featuring photos and info about each site with a map showing the locations. For more info, please call the Union County Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 908-558-2550 or visit http://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/cultural-heritage-affairs/historic-sites-map/

Nov
10
Sun
2019
Cranford Historical Society’s Veteran’s Day Display @ Hanson House
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cranford Historical Society’s Veteran’s Day Display @ Hanson House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Cranford Historical Society is proud to present a Veteran’s Day Display on Sunday, November 10th from 10am to 3pm.

Stop by the Hanson House to see displays of artifacts, uniforms and more from various wars throughout our history. Please join us in honoring all the brave men and women who fought to protect our country.

For more information call 908-276-0082 or visit our website at www.cranfordhistoricalsociety.org.

Crane-Phillips House Museum Tour @ Cranford Historical Society
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Crane-Phillips House Museum Tour @ Cranford Historical Society | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Tour of the Crane-Phillips House Museum. Free and open to the public.

Crane-Phillips House Museum Tour @ Crane Phillip's House
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Crane-Phillips House Museum Tour @ Crane Phillip's House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Tour of the Crane-Phillips House Museum. Free and open to the public.

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Holiday Boutique/Garage Sale @ Hanson House
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Holiday Boutique/Garage Sale @ Hanson House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Society will hold its annual Holiday Boutique/Garage Sale Fundraiser at the Hanson House, 38 Springfield Avenue. Hours are Saturday and Sunday, November 16th & 17th, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

This fundraising event will help the Cranford Historical Society, the Crane-Phillips House Museum and the Society’s History Scholarship Fund.

For more information, call 908-276-0082 or visit [email protected]

Nov
17
Sun
2019
Holiday Boutique/Garage Sale @ Hanson House
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Holiday Boutique/Garage Sale @ Hanson House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

The Society will hold its annual Holiday Boutique/Garage Sale Fundraiser at the Hanson House, 38 Springfield Avenue. Hours are Saturday and Sunday, November 16th & 17th, 2019 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

This fundraising event will help the Cranford Historical Society, the Crane-Phillips House Museum and the Society’s History Scholarship Fund.

For more information, call 908-276-0082 or visit [email protected]

Nov
24
Sun
2019
A Special Thanksgiving Program for Children Ages 4-7 @ The Crane's Philip House
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm
A Special Thanksgiving Program for Children Ages 4-7 @ The Crane's Philip House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Children will listen to stories and make a wreath to bring home. Cookies and juice will be served. The program is free and all are welcome. Please rsvp to 908.276.8062.

Mar
1
Sun
2020
Flapjack Fundraiser to support Cub Scout Pack 178 Cranford @ Applebees
Mar 1 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am