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 all who attended our October 7 th meeting. A capacity audience enjoyed a most interesting and informative presentation on the special history and development of the Union County Park System. Kathy Cevallos and her colleagues from the Friends of Rahway River Parkway presented a fine program enjoyed by all.

Please join us on Sunday, December 9th at our annual Holiday gathering for an enjoyable afternoon featuring a program by your President showing how people sent Christmas greetings to one another 100 years ago by way of beautifully illustrated postcards.

Congratulations to our past president Michael Yesenko on his humanitarian award from the Union Chapter UNICO, Saturday, November 3, 2018.

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