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Osborn Cannonball House Open House for Union County’s Four Centuries in a Weekend
Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
One event on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm
The white clapboard Osborn Cannonball House is a small jewel 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 will delight the visitor. A parlor reflects Victorian tastes. 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 Weekend Oct 16-17:
- Costumed docents giving guided tours of this 18th-century home — hear the story of how it was struck by Revolutionary War cannonball fire, and learn about Mary Darby, a Scotch Plains woman who selflessly aided the Revolutionary cause.
- “Strength in Women through the Ages” display features the history and clothing of the women’s suffrage movement in NJ