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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 New Year of 2019 is, of course, well underway and, hopefully, off to a fine start for all our members and friends.

Our December meeting was a most enjoyable Holiday social gathering, which also featured a program of vintage early 20 th century Christmas postcards beautifully projected on screen depicting many old customs and traditions of the season. A delicious variety of Holiday treats followed, and was enjoyed by all.

The Society’s March 3rd meeting will feature a most interesting and informative program entitled “History Lives at the Elizabeth Public Library.” Aimee Fernandez-Puente, Supervisor of the Local History and Special Collections Department, will describe and explain the scope and content of the collection and how it is available to those researching Elizabeth and Union County history. All are invited to attend this special program.

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