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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 May 21 st meeting of the Union County Historical Society was truly an enjoyable and inspiring experience for those members and guests in attendance that afternoon.

The Society honored, as it does each year, seniors from high schools throughout the County. It is never an easy task, but the Awards Committee, Co-Chaired by Past President Michael Yesenko, and Richard Esperon, was able t select four outstanding students from among the many exceptional applications submitted. The students selected were:

* Rabia Brown – Union High School
* Caitlyn McGovern – Kent Place School
* Catherine Figueirido – Elizabeth High School
* Cameron Scalera – Westfield High School

It was indeed a pleasure to welcome these outstanding young people and their families and learn about their academic achievements in the area of history as well as their future plans and ambitions.

The recipients each received a check and a special certificate, as well as copies of two Society publications on local history.

Following the meeting, everyone had an opportunity to meet and speak with the honorees over refreshments. It was a pleasure to get to know these fine young people, and we wish them every success in their future endeavors.

Many thanks to all our members and friends for their help and support in making the past year a most successful one for our Society.

Please join us in September for our Annual Picnic in the lovely park behind the Hanson House. In the meantime, best wishes to all for a safe and enjoyable Summer. See you in September!

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