The Cranford Historical Society was founded in 1927 by a group of local citizens interested in preserving the unique history of this special place. The society has been dedicated to the perpetuation of Cranford’s history.
The Historical Society publishes The Mill Wheel: News and Notes from the Cranford Historical Society, which features articles about town history, recent acquisitions and upcoming programming. A prototype searchable index prototype this publication is included in this digital library.
The collection includes photographs, scrapbooks, glass negatives, furniture, tools, kitchen and farm implements, Indian artifacts, books, letters, maps, and numerous other items related to Cranford and its citizens.
The Costume Collection is considered by many experts to be one of the finest collections in New Jersey.
The Crane-Phillips House museum attracts visitors eager to experience life the way it was in the late 19th century. Sunday programs and community outreach are offered by Cranford Historical Society. Hours and Events Information can be found here.
Several of these events can be viewed on TV35’s online Programming.
Public Historians and Academic Historians have contributed greatly to the work of the Society. Learn more about these individuals in the Historians Hall of Fame section.
Adam’s Stone at Crane Phillips Museum, Cranford NJ, USA[/caption]
The Organization maintains both a museum and a research archive. More information about this organization, it’s mission and membership can be found at the Cranford Historical Society’s main website.