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Cranford and the Civil War - Cranford Historical Society
The Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee of the Cranford Historical Society is proud to present “Cranford and the Civil War,” a PowerPoint Presentation by Steven D. Glazer on Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 2:15pm at the Crane-Phillips House Museum in Cranford.
Seventy Cranford residents participated in the momentous events of the Civil War. Most served with the Union forces, while a few supported the cause of the Confederacy. All contributed in some way to Cranford’s development. Steven D. Glazer has been researching these connections between Cranford and the Civil War for almost a decade. He will provide a PowerPoint presentation portraying many of these local veterans, the homes in which they lived and the mark they left on our town.
Mr. Glazer is a member of the New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and chairs the Civil War anniversary committee of the Cranford Historical Society, a sponsor of this event. He recently published a book regarding his research; Discover Your Community's Civil War Heritage. He also contributed to two other works regarding New Jersey and the Civil War: New Jersey Goes to War and New Jersey’s Civil War Odyssey. The three books will be available for sale.
The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War began in 2011 and runs until 2015. On October 27, 2009, the Township of Cranford adopted a resolution designating the Cranford Historical Society as the lead organization for celebrating that defining period of American history. The Society will be sponsoring educational and entertaining programs throughout the anniversary to broaden public awareness of the transformative events leading to the conclusion of that great struggle.
The Crane-Phillips House Museum is located at 124 North Union Avenue in Cranford. Admission is free. For further information, please call the Historical Society’s office at 908-276-0082 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at www.cranfordhistoricalsociety.com. All are welcome.
More About Crane-Phillips House Living History Museum
The Crane-Phillips House Living History Museum is a small Victorian-style house built in 1840 by Joseph Crane as a honeymoon cottage for his son Josiah Jr. In 1867, it was sold to Henry and Cecelia Phillips, who built additions to the property. The house depicts the architectural style of Andrew Jackson Downing, the first real American architect, and houses a collection of antiques, Revolutionary and Civil War artifacts, old tools and farm equipment.