Irene Hatton Has Passed On To Her Heavenly Reward

10 January 2024
It is with great sorrow that we tell of the passing of longtime member Irene Hatton. She was in charge of tending our formal garden at the Osborn Cannonball Museum for many years and did many other activities in the group as well. Viewing will be this Thursday January 11th 2024 from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home on South Avenue Fanwood New Jersey along with a combined viewing and service on Friday at 9:00 a.m. at Memorial. Her daughter Lynn tells us she requested that donations in her memory be made to the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood.
The Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood
P.O. Box 261
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Further information can be found at the Memorial Funeral Home website.

Osborn Cannonball House Museum open house and Christmas party

28 November 2023

Renate Maroney in Christmas decorate colonial kitchen wearing winter dress.

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Come one! Come all!

You are invited to the Osborn Cannonball House for the annual open house and Christmas party on Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 from 2pm to 4pm. Located at 1840 Front St in Scotch Plains. Join us for hot mulled cider along with goodies to eat. Featured is our Victorian Christmas tree and 1800s winter clothing display. Join us for caroling around our restored 1885 Mason and Hamlin reed pump organ. Costumed guides will conduct tours. The museum will be closed for January and February. It will reopen Sunday, March 3rd in the New Year.

For more information email or call 908-322-6700 Extension 230.


Osborn Cannonball House Museum Open November 5th from 2p.m. to 4p.m.

1 November 2023

Photos of Jonathan Hand Osborn's headstone carvings and tools used by headstone carvers.

Our new exhibit shows the work of Scotch Plains’ native gravestone carver, Jonathan Hand Osborn, along with tools used by gravestone carver’s of that period. The Osborn Cannonball House will be open for visitors on Sunday, November 5, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Come visit our Colonial-era museum where you’ll hear the story of the Osborn Family, who were instrumental to the early development of Scotch Plains.  

The Museum is located at 1840 Front Street, Scotch Plains, NJ  07076. Admission to the museum is free but donations are always welcome. 

For more information email or call 908-322-6700 Extension 230.

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