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The Cranbury Historical & Preservation Society works to preserve the history of our 325 year old small town, and organizes events for the community to learn about and enjoy this unique place.

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  • Battle of Monmouth Driving Tour:  Day 1
    Jun 10, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Cranbury, 6 S Main St, Cranbury, NJ 08512, USA
    On June 10th, the driving tour will follow General Lafayette's march from Cranbury through Hightstown to Robbins Tavern that occurred two days before the Battle of Monmouth. The tour starts at the Elizabeth M. Wagner History Center, 6 South Main Street, Cranbury. Event begins at 2:00 pm.
  • Battle of Monmouth Driving Tour:  Day 2
    Sun, Jun 11
    Monmouth County Park Visitor's Center
    Jun 11, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Monmouth County Park Visitor's Center, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726, USA
    On June 11th, a driving tour will begin at the Visitor's Center in the Monmouth Battlefield Park in Manalapan at 1:30 pm. The tour will then drive to the site of the American encampment at Ponolopen Bridge the day before the Battle of Monmouth.
  • The annual reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth, Encampment and Programs
    Jun 17, 9:00 AM – Jun 18, 3:00 PM
    Monmouth Battlefield Park, 20 NJ-33 Business, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726, USA
    Held June 17 and 18, 2023, 10 am-4pm at Monmouth Battlefield Park in Manalapan. Visit for more information.
  • American Ramble: A Walk of Memory and Renewal: Author Talk with Neil King Jr.
    Jun 22, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Cranbury Public Library, 30 Park Pl W, Cranbury, NJ 08512, USA
    Author Neil King Jr. will discuss is newly published book American Ramble: A Walk of Memory and Renewal. This is a stunning, revelatory memoir about a 330-mile walk from Washington, D.C., to New York City—an unforgettable pilgrimage to the heart of America across some of our oldest common ground.
  • Cranbury Museum Featured Exhibit: From NBC to Cranbury; The Journey of Four Artists
    Sundays 1:00-4:00 April 2 - June 25
    Cranbury, 4 Park Pl E, Cranbury, NJ 08512, USA
    The exhibit features the work of Charles and Clara Amend, George Stave, and Don Swanagan, who worked at NBC in Manhattan during the expanding years of television in the 1950s and moved to Cranbury between the late 1950s and early 1960s. April 2 - June 25. Open 1:00 - 4:00 Sundays.
  • The Cranbury Colonial Fair & Spring Picnic by the 1713 East Jersey Cottage
    May 07, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Cranbury-Millstone Park, 86 Old Trenton Rd, East Windsor, NJ 08512, USA
    Join us for a community celebration and see how far the renovation of the 1713 East Jersey Cottage has come since being moved to Cranbury Millstone Park in the Fall of 2019. There will be food vendors and activities. Saturday, May 7 11:00-4:00
  • Porch Sale during the Cranbury Township-wide yard sale
    Apr 29, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
    Cranbury, 6 S Main St, Cranbury, NJ 08512, USA
    Visit our table at the History Center between 9 and 1:30.
  • Mayor's Walk to School
    Tue, Apr 25
    Apr 25, 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
    Cranbury , 2 S Main St, Cranbury, NJ 08512, USA
    CHPS will have an artifacts table in front of Memorial Park during the annual Mayor's walk. Walk begins on Main Street south of the Fire Station.
Featured items for sale from CHPS - contact or stop by The History Center on Thursdays 10:00-12:30