Four Centuries in a Weekend
Thursday, October 18, 2012 • 9:28pm
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Osborn Cannonball House at 1840 Front Street will be open to the public this weekend, October 20th and 21st. The historic site will highlight “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue”, featuring bridal fashions and accessories from the 19th, 20, and 21st centuries as part of Union County's "Four Centuries in a Weekend" . The grounds are operated by the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood.
The white clapboard Osborn Cannonball House is located in the center of Scotch Plains. Brick walks, an arbor and formal gardens surrounded by a white board fence give this property a “Williamsburg” feel. Its location, adjacent to the town green and across from the Stage House Inn, adds to its interest. Inside, four furnished rooms appointed with colonial and early 19th century furnishings. Built in the 1700s by Jonathan and Abigail Osborn, the house takes its name from the cannonball that struck it during a Revolutionary War skirmish.
"Four Centuries in a Weekend" started in 1994, and provides Union County residents and visitors with a unique opportunity to relive our 400-year history in just two short days, literally by walking in the footsteps of former residents and visitors. For a complete list of participating properites and an outline of all events, go to http://ucnj.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/2012-Four-centuries-Online-Book-complete.pdf