Monthly Archives: October 2010

Osborn-Cannonball House Museum Open House – Sunday, November 7, 2010 2PM-4PM

22 October 2010

Please come join us, on Sunday, November 7, 2010, from 2PM to 4PM, at the Osborn-Cannonball House Museum.

Costumed docents will be on hand to explain the history of Scotch Plains and Fanwood, and, in general, about the museum. Ragtime era fashion will be on display as well.

The event is open to the public, and there is no charge for admission.


Meeting on October 26, 2010

8 October 2010

Press release:  1919, Scotch Plains, NJ:
Auction of The vast Real Estate holdings of wealthy Warren Ackerman.  Warren Ackerman amassed a vast amount of real estate holdings in the Scotch Plains area.  For example, he owned at least 17 farms.  Consequently he became one of the wealthiest local men in the Scotch Plains. He died in 1896 and in 1919 his heirs auctioned off his 620 acres of property holdings.  To put this is perspective; this equals approximately three-fourths of present day Fanwood.

Fanwood’s own Director of TV Station 35, George Weiss, has carefully researched this fascinating auction, creating a historical video of this event.  He will show this at the October monthly meeting of The Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood.  If time permits, George will show the trailer of this documentary which features Betty Lindner’s historic home in Scotch Plains.

The meeting is at 8 pm on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at the Scotch Hills Country Club in Scotch Plains, NJ.

Anyone interested in this impressive documentary is encouraged to attend.  It is free and light refreshments and fellowship follow the meeting.  Please contact Richard Bousquet, President, for further information at 908-232-1199.


Union County Four Centuries in a Weekend

5 October 2010

From the 2009 Union County Four Centuries in a weekend event at the Osborn Cannonball House museum

The Osborn Cannonball house museum located at 1840 Front St. in Scotch Plains, NJ will be open on Saturday, October 16, 2010, from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 12pm-5pm as part of the Union County’s Four Centuries in a weekend.

Our theme this year is Ragtime to Jazz. Resident musician Dave Bierman will be on hand to discuss and play period music on his 1910 Edison cylinder record player.

Other guides, including our resident fashion era clothing curator, will be available to discuss the display of period fashion as well.

Admission is free and open to all. We look forward to seeing you there!

You can read more about the entire Union County Four Centuries in a weekend event at the Union County web site or you can download a guide, map or booklet about the event.