OUR MISSION

The Union Township Historical Society's mission, with community support and involvement, is to preserve and promote the rich and diverse history of the Township of Union, Union County, New Jersey.

 

The collection and preservation of historical artifacts, photographs, manuscripts, published works, and other materials related to the history of the Township and its residents is fundamental to this mission, as is the preservation of the 1782 historic Caldwell Parsonage, which serves as the Society's museum and headquarters.

 

Also fundamental to the mission is encouraging the preservation and appreciation of historic sites and structures within the Township.  In support of this mission, the society displays its permanent collection, mount exhibits, develops and implements educational  programs, issues publications, and makes its resources and expertise available to the public.

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PRESERVING THE HISTORY OF UNION TOWNSHIP, NJ

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PRIVATE TOURS

Please use the contact form below or call 908.687.7977 to schedule a private tour of the Caldwell Parsonage.

 

Tours are open to all at special events or by appointment.

UPCOMING EVENTS

240th Anniversary of Battle of Connecticut Farms and the Death of Hannah Caldwell

SUNDAY, JUNE 7TH

Hannah Caldwell Day will be commemorated by the Union Township Historical Society at the Caldwell Parsonage, 909 Caldwell Avenue, Union, on Sunday, June 7, from 2 to 5 pm.  Rev. James Caldwell, portrayed by Doc Burkhardt, will greet visitors.  He'll recall the heroism of his wife during the American Revolution, following the Battle of Connecticut Farms on that fateful day--June 7, 1780.

Observance of current social-distancing guidelines will make this a historic first for the Union Township Historical Society, which was founded in 1957.  Entrance to the museum will be restricted to one individual or one couple or one family at a time to take a self-guided tour for ten minutes.  Gloves will be provided, but guests are requested to bring and wear their own masks.

 

The UTHS was required to cancel tours in March and programs in April and May.  Each of those would have produced much needed revenue for the centuries-old house.  It's hoped that members of the community would consider an in-person contribution or an on-line donation at unionnjhistory.org.

 

For more information, please call 908-591-4377

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