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Cranford Historical Society to Celebrate 90th Anniversary with Moonlight Gala

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The Cranford Historical Society was founded in 1927. Credits: Margaret Gerlach
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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Historical Society will celebrate its 90th anniversary this September with a “moonlight gala” to benefit the historical society’s scholarship fund, maintenance of the Hanson House and the Crane-Phillips House Museum and grounds.

The historical society was founded in 1927 by a group of residents that wanted to preserve and perpetuate the town’s history, according to Margaret Gerlach, President of the Cranford Historical Society.

In that time, the society has acquired, renovated and given tours of the Crane-Phillips House Museum, which was named after Josiah Crane, a founding father of Cranford, and Henry Phillips, a Civil War veteran. They’ve written books about Cranford’s history, held educational programs, created a Cranford Historical Society History Scholarship and much more.

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“The Township Community and members should come to the gala to show their support of the Cranford Historical Society efforts to preserve the history of this great town for future generations,” Gerlach said.

The gala will be held at Dreyer Farms and feature a buffet, music by Tom Langmaark, raffle baskets, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and a door prize.

“You can expect good food, conversation and reminiscing about old times in Cranford while listening to music from Tom Langmaack and dancing under the moonlight,” Gerlach said.

The event will take place on Saturday, September 16 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Dreyer Farms. Reservations are $35 per person and are due by August 31. Reservation forms and flyers can be found at Dreyer Farms, the Cranford Public Library, the Hanson House office and on the historical society’s Facebook page.

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