2015 Annual Holiday Open house at the Osborn Cannonball House Museum

25 November 2015

Would you like a cookie too?The Osborn Cannonball House Museum 1840 East Front Street in Scotch Plains, NJ will be open on Sunday, December 6, 2014 from 2-4pm.

Featured is our Victorian Christmas tree and 1800’s winter clothing display.

Join us for caroling around our recently restored 1880’s Mason and Hamlin reed pump organ and hot mulled cider and snacks. Costumed guides will conduct tours.

This will be the last open house of the Museum for 2016.  It will be closed for the winter and reopen the first Sunday in March 2016.

Meeting – November 24, 2015 – local notable people

23 November 2015

 

Cancelled at the last moment in September but brought back by popular demand, local historian Marie Leppert will be the presentor at the monthly meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at the Scotch Hills Country Club beginning at 8:00PM.  She will discuss some of the notable people, from the Colonial era to the present day, who were born or lived in Scotch Plains or Fanwood.

Born in Scotch Plains, Mrs. Leppert attended Douglas College in New Jersey.  She returned to her hometown where she and her husband, John, raised their family. She has worked locally as a district elementary school teacher and most recently in the family DeFrancesco Realty Office in Fanwood. Mrs. Leppert has always been an active volunteer with such organization as the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood, the Scotch Plains Republican Club, the College Club of Fanwood-Scotch Plains and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Alumni Association.  She was chosen as the Scotch Plains 2015 Female Volunteer of the Year.

In addition to speaking about local history and her community, Mrs. Leppert has written local historical walking tours, a Docent’s Guide for the Scotch Plains’ Osborn Cannonball House Museum, a children’s “History in Hats” skit and information for various websites, news releases and projects.

At this Thanksgiving time of year, this is a perfect topic:  to note and to be thankful for the many people who have contributed to our communities in different, amazing and special ways.  The meeting is free and open to everyone.  Refreshments and fellowship will follow the program.  The meeting starts at 8:00PM on Tuesday, November 24th..  The meeting is held at the Scotch Hills Country Club located at Plainfield Avenue and Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains.

For more information about this event, contact Connie Klock at 908-232-9489.

Osborn Cannonball House Museum open for the 2015 Union County Four Centuries in a Weekend Historic Sites Tour

14 October 2015

Osborn Cannonball HouseThe Osborn Cannonball House Museum, located at 1840 Front Street, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076, will be open on Saturday Oct 17th 2014 from 10-5pm and Sunday , October 19, 2012 from 2-4pm as part of the annual Union County Four Centuries in a weekend historic sites tour.

 

We will be featuring a display of original period clothing of the Civil War. Costumed guides will conduct tours.

Pictured left to right: David Bierman – President , Darlene Palombo - Assistant clothing curator, Florence Clark – docent, George Pierson – genealogist, and Renate Maroney - clothing curator

Pictured left to right: David Bierman – President, Darlene Palombo – Assistant clothing curator, Florence Clark – docent, George Pierson – genealogist, and Renate Maroney – clothing curator

Check out the other sites and get a guide at the Union County site.

The Museum is also open the first sunday of each month from 2-4 pm. Hope to see you there!

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