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 Message from the President:

Dear Friends,

We have exciting news on a new partnership forged with the Union County Cultural and Heritage Affairs, Kean University and the Union County Historical Society.

Starting on September 22 nd at 7 pm. we will kick off a series of lectures on various history topics. The initial event will host Dr. Christopher Bellitto of Kean University speaking on “Liberty Hall, Ancient Rome and the Middle Ages: Perfect Together?” More information will follow in the newsletter. Please plan on attending this important kickoff event at Kean University.

Stay Well,
Joanne Rajoppi

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