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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:

Best Wishes to all our members and friends for a very Happy and Healthy New Year of 2018!

Thanks to the loyal support of so many, your Society enjoyed a most successful year of interesting programs and activities. We were able to feature several excellent speakers at well attended meetings during the year. We recognized four outstanding Seniors from County high schools at our annual Awards meeting, and all enjoyed the April Luncheon as well as our “Old Fashioned Picnic” in September.

We also answered a host of requests from researchers, both local and nation-wide, through our web-site, as well as assisting visitors at our office. We were also able once again to assist our County Clerk (and Society V.P.), Joanne Rajoppi, in preparing her popular and informative annual County Calendar.

All this, and more, is only possible through the continued support of our valued members and friends. Thank you again! In the meantime, have a great 2018, and…..stay tuned.

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