©2018 by Historical Society of West Caldwell, Inc.

Historical Society of West Caldwell

289 Westville Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Email: HSWCaldwell@gmail.com

Phone: (973) 226-8976 (President)

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1701, West Caldwell, NJ 07007-1701

Tours by appointment only.

The Historical Society of West Caldwell, founded in February 1977, grew out of the Caldwell-West Caldwell Bicentennial Committee. Since 1983, this non-profit 501(c)3 member supported organization has been housed in the Zenas Crane Homestead, owned by the Township of West Caldwell.

Purpose and Goals

The Society's aims are to collect and interpret as well as preserve local history. We have designated and intervened to save historic sites. At our headquarters, the Zenas Crane Homestead, we have a growing collection of pictures, manuscripts, 19th and 20th century textiles and clothing, Victorian era artifacts and items of local interest.

Programs and Activities

  • Tours, lectures, workshops, and trips

  • Programs for schools and organizations

  • Repository for local and family history including:

    • Photographs​

    • Manuscripts

    • Audio recordings (analog and digital)

    • Textiles

  • Recipient of grants from Essex County Cultural and Historic Affairs ​and general operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission - a division of the Department of State.

Annual social events and fund raisers are held at the Homestead. The Society is a member of the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey and the League of Historical Societies of West Essex.

Peruse our website and contact us if you have any questions.

Crane Homestead