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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:

Many thanks to all who attended our March 5 th meeting. A large turnout of members and guests were both entertained and instructed on the important role music and popular songs played during “The War to End All Wars.”

Special thanks as well to our outstanding presenter, Dean Poulsen, for an excellent and informative program of music and song. Our talented audience also performed the “sing-alongs” in fine voice!

Thanks again to all for a most interesting and successful afternoon!

Author and historian Joanne Hamilton Rajoppi will speak at the annual Union County Historical Society Luncheon on April 2 nd . A Vice President and a Trustee of the Society, Joanne will speak about her newest book, Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War.

Northern Women tells the story of the perseverance and stamina of women facing an altered world, many of whom were confronted by widowhood, burdened with returning soldiers addicted to alcoholism and drugs, or strained by the care of men suffering from post-traumatic stress.

Northern Women follows Joanne’s 2013 book, New Brunswick and the Civil War: The Brunswick Boys and the Great Rebellion. Both books will be available for purchase at the luncheon.

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