Events

2013 Annual Holiday Open house at the Osborn Cannonball House Museum

30 November 2013

The Osborn Cannonball House Museum 1840 East Front Street in Scotch Plains, NJ will be open on Sunday, December 1, 2013 from 2-4pm.

Featured is our Victorian Christmas tree and1800’s winter clothing display. Join us for hot mulled cider and snacks.
Also see our recently acquired 1880’s Mason and Hamilin reed pump organ.  Costumed guides will conduct tours.

This will be the last open house of the Museum for 2013.  It will be closed for the winter and reopen the first Sunday in March 2014.

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Osborn Cannonball House Museum open for the 2013 Union County Four Centuries in a Weekend Historic Sites Tour

15 October 2013

 

An image from the 2009 Union County Four Centuries event at the Osborn Cannonball House museum

An image from the 2009 Union County Four Centuries event at the Osborn Cannonball House museum

The Osborn Cannonball House Museum, located at 1840 Front Street, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076, will be open on Saturday Oct 19th 2013 from 10-5 and Sunday , October 20, 2013 from 12-5pm as part of the Union County Four Centuries in a weekend historic sites tour.

We will be featuring a display of news articles and period clothing of  “Lincoln/Kennedy: Two Eras, Two Assassinations,” one hundred years separated two presidential assassinations so much in common, so different.

Also view our newly acquired 1880’s Mason and Hamlin reed pump organ.  Costumed guides will conduct tours.

Hope to see you there!

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Movie Night Featuring “A Place For Us” – Wednesday, August 21, 2013

17 August 2013
A photo of John Matthew Shippen, Jr.

John Matthew Shippen, Jr.

The Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood New Jersey presents a free movie night Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 7:30pm At the Scotch Hills country club (aka “Shady Rest”).

We will be showing the movie “A Place For Us” The movie shows the past history of the Scotch Hills country club and its connection to the first American born golf professional, John Shippen
who was head golf pro at Scotch Hills from 1931 until 1960. He also was the first African – American to compete in the U.S. Open in 1896. Also included in the movie is it’s connection to jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and many other great musicians of the era.

Come join us at the very site which this movie depicts as we work toward preserving its rich history.

A photo of the front of the main building at Shady Rest Golf and Country Club

The Historic Shady Rest Golf and Country Club

Preserve the former Shady Rest Golf and Country Club, eligible for placement on the state and national register of historic places.

The Scotch Hills Country Club is located at 820 Jerusalem Rd., Scotch Plains , NJ 07076.  For more information, please contact us. Hope to see you there!

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