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Osborn-Cannonball House Museum Open House – Sunday, April 6, 2014 2PM-4PM

27 March 2014

Please join us on Sunday, April 6, 2014, from 2PM to 4PM, at the Osborn-Cannonball House Museum located at 1840 Front St. in Scotch Plains, NJ

200 years of needlework samples and Victorian spring fashions will be on display.  Costumed guides will conduct tours.

The event is open to the public, and there is no charge for admission. We hope to see you there!


Meeting/Road Trip – February 25, 2014 – 125th Anniversary of Willow Grove Chapel

18 February 2014

Old Photo of Willow Grove ChapelWillow Grove Chapel in the South-side of Scotch Plains marks its 125th anniversary this year.  It started as part of a Sunday School project.  Local farmers built the small Union Chapel.  Eventually, so many families participated that the church was built around the chapel.  The chapel has constantly catered to children throughout the years with Bible School Classes and a Nursery School.

The Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood is going to this historic chapel for its February meeting.  We will learn about the history of the actual street, what the area was like when the chapel was built and the chapel’s special architecture.

The meeting takes place Tuesday evening, February 25th, starting at 8:00PM at the Willow Grove Chapel at 1961 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.  This special meeting is open to everyone. Fellowship and refreshments follow the meeting.

Contact Connie Klock at 908-232-9489 for further information or write to us.


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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