Located in the oldest remaining railroad station
in Union County, the Fanwood Museum houses artifacts documenting
the Borough's historic ties to the Central Railroad of New Jersey
and its land development company that constructed some of the
Victorian homes that grace the Fanwood Park Historic District. The
Museum may be opened by appointment to accommodate special
requests, small groups and educational needs by emailing email@example.com
The Museum is generally open the first Sunday of the month from
two to four in the afternoon, and for special programs and events.
Check back here often for updates.
Fanwood Museum Online Archives
The Fanwood Museum Online Digital Archives are
hosted by the joint digital archives of Fanwood & Scotch
Plains Libraries. The archives are a collection of materials
related to the rich history of the two towns. The Archives allow
in-depth searching to support research as well as browsing for
pleasure. The Archives project is a joint collaboration of the
Boards of Trustees and The Friends of the Library groups of the
Fanwood Memorial Library and The Scotch Plains Public Library.
the Fanwood Museum section
of the library archive
imbedded in this web site. You may also browse the entire joint
. Enjoy your stay!
Fanwood Historic Preservation Commission
Historic Preservation Commission was established by Ordinance of
the Borough of Fanwood to assist the Borough in the
identification of resources which are of historic significance
and to advise all Borough agencies regarding goals and
techniques of historic preservation.
The Commission collects and disseminates material on the
importance of historic preservation and advises property owners,
citizen groups and individuals in the Borough interested in
establishing landmarks and historic districts. The Commission
and the Borough have undertaken a survey of a potential Historic
District in the "Fanwood Park" area of Fanwood, north of the
train station. There are many buildings in "Fanwood Park"
representative of the development of the suburban commuter
community in America.
The Historic Preservation Commission generally meets the first
Thursday of each month (with the exception of January, July,
August or December) at the Fanwood Museum at 7:30PM. Watch the
Community Calendar for exact dates.
Historic Preservation Commission Members
Adam Kois, Chairman
Jason Benedict, Vice Chairman
Joseph Nagy, Historian
Kevin Boris, Council Liaison