Events

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

30 November 2018

You are invited to the Osborn Cannonball House for the free annual open house and Christmas party on Sunday, December 2nd from 2pm to 4pm at 1840 Front Street 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.

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A Very Victorian Christmas

13 October 2018

As part of the Union County “Four Centuries in a Weekend” event, join us in celebrating a Victorian Christmas. Learn why people decorate trees, sing carols, send cards, and exchange gifts. How and when did these activities become part of American culture? Many of these customs developed during the Victorian Age.

• Victorian feather tree surrounded by antique toys
• Mannequins dressed in their holiday best
• Enjoy carols played by Dave Bierman on an antique Victorian organ.
Everyone’s invited on Saturday October 20th from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday October 21st from noon to 5pm at 1840 East Front Street in Scotch Plains.

 

 

 

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Osborn Cannonball House Museum open for the 2016 Union County Four Centuries in a Weekend Historic Sites Tour

8 October 2016

As part of the Union County “Four Centuries in a Weekend” event, The Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood will be exhibiting its collection of vintage wedding attire. More than a dozen selections from its collection of vintage wedding dresses and accessories will be on display spanning the decades from the 19th century to the present.

The display may be viewed by the public on Saturday October 15th, 2016from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday, October 16th, 2016 from noon to 5pm at the historic Osborn Cannonball House at 1840 East Front Street in Scotch Plains, NJ.
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