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:

The Society’s annual “Old Fashioned Picnic” was held on Sept. 8 th and was a great success. A fine turnout of members and guests enjoyed a delightful afternoon of good company and good food in the lovely park behind the Hanson House. Many thanks also to all those who brought a wonderful variety of delicious dishes and desserts, which were enjoyed by all. Thanks again to everyone who made the picnic so enjoyable!

Our next meeting will be on Sunday, October 6 th . The meeting will be held at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave. in Summit, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Marc Montefusco, Director of Horticulture at the Arboretum, will speak on the Arboretum and its history, and will conduct a tour of the gardens. Please join us for a most unique and enjoyable afternoon.

The Arboretum is located on Hobart Avenue, right off Rt. 124 West.

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