“On the Home Front—A Civil War Veteran’s Home”
Here’s a really cool way to step back in time and learn a little something, without needing a time machine, or even a long car ride.
On Sunday, September 15th, 2013 from 2:00-4:00 PM, at the Crane-Phillips House Museum at 124 North Union Avenue, Cranford NJ, The Cranford Historical Society will present “On the Home Front—A Civil War Veteran’s Home.” This is a great opportunity to get a “first-hand” look at what it was like to be a family in the 19th century, coping with the how the Civil War touched everyday lives.
Henry J. Phillips, the second owner of the Cranford Phillips House, was actually a veteran of the American Civil War, having served as a Private of the 8th Company of the 7th Regiment, New York State Militia. So participants will actually be in the home where he and his family lived. A period-costumed expert will be on hand to talk about how families of the time adjusted and dealt with relatives being away and fighting in the American Civil War.
What a wonderful way to build appreciation for our neighborhood ancestors and what they dealt with at the time! This event is actually great for families and for people of all ages. RSVP by calling the Cranford Historical Society’s office at 908-276-0082 or email them at email@example.com. Admission is free, but donations are always welcomed. The Society has been dedicated to the perpetuation of Cranford’s history by continuing to collect and document the town’s past history. Visit their website at Cranford Historical Society