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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’s “Old Fashioned Picnic,” held on Sunday, Sept. 10 th , was a great success. A fine attendance of members and guests enjoyed a beautiful late summer afternoon in the lovely park area behind the Hanson House in Cranford with good company and delicious food, which was generously supplied by our members. Our thanks to all!

Special thanks to our own “Chef Steve,” who again grilled the hamburgers and hot dogs to perfection.

Thanks also to Herb Singe, who arrived in style in a beautiful 1909 Cadillac touring car, much to the delight of everyone. Herb’s associate, Bob Abbot, arrived close behind in his classic 1915 “Model T.”

We were also very pleased to welcome Elizabeth’s mayor, Chris Bollwage, who stopped by for a brief visit. We are always honored to have Mayor Bollwage visit us, and we greatly appreciate his continued support of the Society and its activities.

Again, our thanks to all who worked and contributed to make the afternoon successful and enjoyable.
Be sure to join us for our October 8 th meeting, which will feature a most interesting presentation on the history of the Singer Manufacturing Company by Mr. David Rogers, a long time Singer associate. Watch our website and Newsletter for further details.

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