Union County Historical Society
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The Union County Historical Society of New Jersey was incorporated by an Act of the 93rd Legislature of the State of New Jersey on April 1, 1869. The objective of this Society is the collection and preservation of all matter of historical relics, books, records, documents, and manuscripts, to stimulate and encourage historical research and the study of history pertaining to the territory originally embraced by Elizabethtown and the present Union County.

The Society exists through the help and generosity of its members. Membership is comprised of citizens who have a common interest in preserving the past. There is no paid staff. The Executive Board and Members perform all Society functions.
Hanson House

A word, or two, from your President:

The Society’s annual Student Awards presentation took place at the May 20th meeting. We were again very pleased to meet and honor four outstanding history students selected by our Awards Committee.

Seniors from all union County high schools were eligible to apply, and, as always, a large number of excellent applications were received. Once again, a challenging task, indeed, for the Committee.

This year’s recipients were: Aiseosa Iyahen (Hillside High School); Gianna Lepanto (Mother Seton Regional High School); Jacqueline Pothier (Kent Place School); and Benjamin Schachter (Summit High School).

It was a pleasure to meet these fine young people, along with their parents, family, teachers, and principals, and learn about their past achievements and future plans. Congratulations to all!

A special thanks to all our members and friends who supported the various activities of the Society during the past year.

In the meantime, have a safe and enjoyable summer, and we’ll see you on Sept. 9th at the Annual Picnic.

Thank you, and please know we appreciate your continued support!
Charles Shallcross

Our meetings are held at the Dr. Carl Hanson House, 38 Springfield Ave. in Cranford and begin at 2:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

In Memoriam

Former Presidents and Trustees of the Union County Historical Society -
Robert Fridlington 1930-2015 and Richard T. Koles 1927-2015.
We are saddened by the loss of these two friends, and will
always remember their great contributions to our Society and to local history.

Union County Historical Society
38 Springfield Avenue Cranford NJ