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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 Union County Historical Society held its October meeting on Sunday, the 8 th , at the Hanson House in Cranford. A fine turnout of members and guests enjoyed a most interesting and informative presentation on the history of the Singer Manufacturing Company by David Rogers, a former executive at the fabled company. The attendees also enjoyed viewing a display of vintage Singer tools and artifacts assembled from the collection of our own Bill Frolich, a long time Singer employee.

Thanks to all whose attendance and support made the afternoon a great success!

In the meantime, check the Newsletter for further details on the December 10 th meeting. Don’t miss it!

Best wishes to all for a very enjoyable and meaningful Thanksgiving, while recalling that the first observance of a national “Day of Thanksgiving” was proclaimed by President George Washington in 1789 at the suggestion of his friend, Elias Boudinot of Elizabethtown.

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