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 the Union County Historical Society’s Annual Luncheon on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Nearly sixty members and friends of the Society assembled at the Garden Restaurant in Union to enjoy a pleasant afternoon with good company and delicious food.

The featured speaker was noted historian and author, Dr. Jonathan Lurie. Prof. Lurie spoke on the life and career of William Howard Taft, the subject of his most recent book. His most interesting and informative presentation on the 27 th President was enjoyed by all.

Thanks again for making the Luncheon a great success, and supporting the work of your Society!

Please join us on May 20th at the Hanson House in Cranford for the Annual Student Awards, recognizing the achievements of outstanding seniors selected from public and private Union County high schools.

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