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Fanwood Museum General Information

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 reservations@fanwoodmuseum.org. 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.

Please visit the Fanwood Museum section of the library archive imbedded in this web site. You may also browse the entire joint library archive. Enjoy your stay!


Fanwood Historic Preservation Commission

The Fanwood 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

Joan Feller

Michael Gerwitz

Randy Doliber

Barbara Cuphous

Joan Skubish

Bill Cort

Kevin Boris, Council Liaison