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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 Message from the President:

At last! Spring 2021 promises a better outlook for the health of our families, friends and neighbors with mass vaccination efforts. With that in mind the UC Historical Society is hoping to have an outdoor meeting sometime in May. Stay tuned for more information.

The Board has been at work the past few months. We are investigating the feasibility of a new partnership for a lecture series on history. We are excited about this undertaking and will announce more details soon.

We also are the proud new owners of an historic Elizabethtown Court of Common Pleas Record Book dating from 1799 which was discovered online at Ebay. Through the efforts of the Office of Union County Counsel we were able to locate the seller and negotiate a donation price for the Society. More on this when we meet.

In the meantime I wish each of you a Happy Spring for what promises to be a good year for all.

Stay Well,
Joanne Rajoppi

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