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2012 Annual Holiday Open house at the Osborn Cannonball House Museum

29 November 2012

The Osborn Cannonball House Museum will be open Sunday, December 2th, 2012 from 2-4pm.
This will be our holiday celebration. 
Costumed guides will conduct tours.

There is also the SPBPA Holiday celebration to welcome Santa at the Alan Augustine Village Green.

This will be the last open house of the Museum for 2012.  It will be closed for the winter and reopen the first Sunday in March.

The museum is located at 1840 East Front Street in Scotch Plains, NJ.


Union County Four Centuries in a Weekend 2012 at Osborn Cannonball House Museum

17 October 2012

The Osborn Cannonball house museum located at 1840 Front St. in Scotch Plains, NJ will be open on Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 10am to 5pm and on Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 12pm-5pm as part of the 2012 Union County Four Centuries in a weekend event.

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







Meeting on 22 May 2012 – Moving Mormon Panorama

15 May 2012

CCA Christensen’s Moving Mormon Panorama is one of the few to survive the 1800’s.  A moving panorama is a roll of large paintings sewn together to illustrate a lecture.  Christensen used his painting to illustrate his lecture on the history of his church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

CCA Christensen was born in Denmark in 1831 and studied at the Royal Academy of Art before his conversion.  He later immigrated to Utah pulling a handcart across the Midwest in 1857.  For the next 20 years, he farmed when he had to and painted when he could, starting the 24 paintings for his panorama in the 1870’s.  In 1879 he started exhibiting the panorama.  He spent the winters of the next three decades giving shows in communities of the West.  He died in 1912.

At the monthly meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood on Tuesday evening May 22nd, Regina Ellis, a member of the Historical Society, a Mormon and a direct descendent of CCA Christensen, will show this Mormon Panorama saved by her uncle.  Her uncle took photography of the panorama and made slides from them.  He then gave the slides to Brigham Young University.  The University restored them.  This panorama has been exhibited all over the world.

This unique, historical and educational lecture about the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints illustrated with CCA Christensen’s panorama is free and open to everyone.

The meeting will be held at the Scotch Hills Country Club on Plainfield Avenue and Jerusalem Road in Scotch Plains,  on Tuesday, May 22nd at 8:00PM.  Refreshments and fellowship follow the meeting.   Please join us for a most fascinating evening.  Contact Connie Klock at 908-232-9489 for further information or write to us.

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