Osborn Cannonball House Museum Open May 1st

13 April 2022

Photo of Cannonball HouseThe Osborn Cannonball House Museum will be open to the public for tours on Sunday, May 1st from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The current exhibits feature mannequins dressed in clothing from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.  House tours will be provided by costumed docents. 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 Info@HistoricalSocietySPFNJ.org or call 908-322-6700 Extension 230.

“A Walking Tour of Titanic”

12 April 2022

Photo of the RMS Titanic110 years ago, the world was shook as the largest and grandest ocean liner of its day sank on its maiden voyage after colliding with an iceberg. Capturing the imagination of millions for over a century, get an inside look at R.M.S. Titanic as never seen before. Painstakingly recreated in a digital format by the “Titanic Honor and Glory” group, you will get to see the opulent and lavishly appointed rooms and spaces of First and Second class, as well as a look into 3rd class and crew accommodations. Reconstructed down to the screws and light switches, walk the decks of the doomed liner, just as she was in 1912.

Tyler Strzałkowski, a forth generation resident of Scotch Plains will present this insightful program. Tyler is a graduate of the local High School and has carried an interest of history with him since he was young, his particular area of interest being Oceanic and Maritime history. An active member of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood, he is often involved with local activities, and is always working to further his knowledge of all things bygone and antiquated. Going on to further his education, he has taken to studying welding at the Lincoln Tech Trade School.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26th at the Shady Rest Golf and Country Club, 820 Jerusalem Road (at the corner of Plainfield Avenue) in Scotch Plains. This upcoming meeting is free and all are welcome. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the presentation.

The List of Donors is Growing!

24 March 2022
The Historical Society of Scotch Plains/Fanwood wishes to thank all of its generous members and other donors who have contributed to our 2022 fundraising effort to have our museum listed on the Registry of Historic Places.
 
We especially wish to thank the following sponsors for their generous contributions:
 
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