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:

Many thanks to everyone who attended the Society’s Annual Picnic on September 11. The large turnout of friendly people – members and guests – beautiful weather, and delicious food all made the afternoon a great success.

Special thanks to all who brought various dishes and desserts, that were greatly appreciated by all. Thanks, also, to Lauren Yates and her son, “Chef Steve,” who expertly grilled the hamburgers and hot dogs. And thanks again to Herb Singe and Bob Abbott, who arrived in their beautiful antique cars – always a special treat! We were also very happy to welcome a surprise visitor – Alice Holzapfel. Alice is back in New Jersey, and we look forward to seeing her more often.

Please join us at our October 2 meeting for a most interesting presentation by Trinitas Hospital Historian, John Mazurkiewicz, regarding his latest research on the fascinating history of Elizabeth’s three hospitals.

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