Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

History of Mills Reservation at Montclair Bird Club

Montclair History Center Trustee Helen Fallon has been invited to present the History of Mills Reservation at the Montclair Bird Club's March 14, 2018 meeting at Union Congregational Church, 176 Cooper Avenue in Montclair. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm with a brief business meeting and the history presentation will begin thereafter. It is open to the general public and free to attend. Tucked away in the midst of suburbia, Mills Reservation is an oasis for hikers and hawks. Helen will explain how it came to be, what italmost came to be, and other historical tidbits, trivia and lore. Her presentation includes peeks at rarely viewed maps and plans, historic documents, and vintage pictures gathered during her research. A member of the Montclair Bird Club will add details on the Club's history and the Hawk Watch.

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Many Voices of Montclair Oral History Project
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Many Voices of Montclair Oral History Project

  • Montclair Fire Department Community Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Montclair, the Montclair History Center is excited to announce the Many Voices of Montclair oral history project. Thanks to funding from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in March and April, we will be conducting oral histories from people who grew up in Montclair and/or lived here prior to 1960. The goal is to record the stories of people who grew up in Montclair in a wide variety of neighborhoods and decades, creating a multifaceted snapshot of Montclair in the early to mid 20th century. If you are ,or know someone who might be a candidate for the Many Voices of Montclair project, please reach out to the Montclair History Center at 973-744-1796 or mail@montclairhistorical.org. You may sign up here e to register for an event date.

The Montclair History Center is working with Montclair resident and Professor Chris Matthews from Montclair State University. Professor’s Matthews’ class will be trained on the art of conducting oral histories, principles, and best practices, and will help with the project. 

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Many Voices of Montclair Oral History Project
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

Many Voices of Montclair Oral History Project

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Montclair, the Montclair History Center is excited to announce the Many Voices of Montclair oral history project. Thanks to funding from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in March and April, we will be conducting oral histories from people who grew up in Montclair and/or lived here prior to 1960. The goal is to record the stories of people who grew up in Montclair in a wide variety of neighborhoods and decades, creating a multifaceted snapshot of Montclair in the early to mid 20th century. If you are ,or know someone who might be a candidate for the Many Voices of Montclair project, please reach out to the Montclair History Center at 973-744-1796 or mail@montclairhistorical.org. You may sign up here e to register for an event date.

The Montclair History Center is working with Montclair resident and Professor Chris Matthews from Montclair State University. Professor’s Matthews’ class will be trained on the art of conducting oral histories, principles, and best practices, and will help with the project. 

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Many Voices of Montclair Oral History Project
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

Many Voices of Montclair Oral History Project

  • Montclair Fire Department Community Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Montclair, the Montclair History Center is excited to announce the Many Voices of Montclair oral history project. Thanks to funding from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in March and April, we will be conducting oral histories from people who grew up in Montclair and/or lived here prior to 1960. The goal is to record the stories of people who grew up in Montclair in a wide variety of neighborhoods and decades, creating a multifaceted snapshot of Montclair in the early to mid 20th century. If you are ,or know someone who might be a candidate for the Many Voices of Montclair project, please reach out to the Montclair History Center at 973-744-1796 or mail@montclairhistorical.org. You may sign up here e to register for an event date.

The Montclair History Center is working with Montclair resident and Professor Chris Matthews from Montclair State University. Professor’s Matthews’ class will be trained on the art of conducting oral histories, principles, and best practices, and will help with the project. 

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Tours of the Crane House & Historic YWCA
Jan
21
1:00 PM13:00

Tours of the Crane House & Historic YWCA

The Crane House and Historic YWCA is a window on to the history of our nation from its early years as an independent country to a country embroiled in the civil rights struggle. Tours of the Crane House & Historic YWCA are on the hour, last tour at 3 pm. 110 Orange Road, Montclair.  From 1 to 4 pm. Admission is $6/adult; $5/student/senior with ID; $4/child; under 2 free, good for both sites. Members get in free! Join here

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The Bellevue Theater: Fade to Black or Double Feature?
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Bellevue Theater: Fade to Black or Double Feature?

From the days of silent movies to digital projectors, the Bellevue has played a prominent cultural role in Montclair and is an architectural anchor of the Upper Montclair business district. This slide show chronicles this theater's development, explores how Montclair came to have three major movie houses operating at once, and what the future might hold for the Bellevue as it nears its centennial. Sponsored by the Montclair History Center and presented by Lisanne Renner, historian for Friends of Anderson Park. Suggested donation: $5.  At the Montclair History Center’s Crane House and Historic YWCA, lower level Founders’ Room, 110 Orange Road, Montclair; montclairhistory.org or FriendsOfAndersonPark.com.

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Seeds of Tomorrow: Montclair in the 1890s
Jan
15
8:00 PM20:00

Seeds of Tomorrow: Montclair in the 1890s

Executive Director Jane Eliasof is the program speaker at the Victorian Society of America's January meeting. She'll talk about how the 1890s in Montclair sowed the seeds for the Montclair we know today. As the population continued to grow, so did the many  services, institutions, and clubs that are still with us today.  At the Montclair Women's Club, 82 Union Street. Members of the Victorian Society of America are free; general public is welcome ($5 admission).

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Hearth Cooking for Kids: Postponed
Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

Hearth Cooking for Kids: Postponed

This class has been postponed. If you are interested for future classes please contact our office.

What’s better then warming up in the hearth and making breakfast the old fashioned way over a fire? At this two-hour program, kids make breakfast on the hearth and enjoy the meal at the end. For ages 10 and up, space limited. Admission is $20; $15 member rate. Join here. Registration required to mail@montclairhistorical.org or 973-744-1796.

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Come see the Holiday Decorations!
Dec
17
1:00 PM13:00

Come see the Holiday Decorations!

The Crane House and Historic YWCA and Shultz House will be open for self-guided tours. See the Crane House & Historic YWCA decorated by the Garden Club of Montclair, then visit the hearth to learn about holiday food traditions. Move forward in history to the Shultz House featuring Molly Shultz’s own collection on Christmas decorations, mantle decorations from Bartlett's Greenhouses & Florist of Clifton, antique toys, and children’s book exhibit. 110 Orange Road & 30 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ. From 1 to 4 pm. Suggested donation: $5 per person. Members free! 

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Candlelight Tours of the Crane House & Historic YWCA
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Candlelight Tours of the Crane House & Historic YWCA

See the period holiday decorations artfully designed by the Garden Club of Montclair in the Crane House & Historic YWCA. Executive Director Jane Eliasof leads special candlelight tours that tell the history of our holidays past from the 1700s to the 20th century. Taste some wassail and other period refreshments by the hearth fireplace. Registration required to 973-744-1796 or mail@montclairhistorical.org. $20/person; $15 for members. 110 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ.

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Come See the Holiday Decorations!
Dec
10
1:00 PM13:00

Come See the Holiday Decorations!

The Crane House and Historic YWCA and Shultz House will be open for self-guided tours. See the Crane House & Historic YWCA decorated by the Garden Club of Montclair, then visit the hearth to learn about holiday food traditions. Move forward in history to the Shultz House featuring Molly Shultz’s own collection on Christmas decorations, mantle decorations from Bartlett's Greenhouses & Florist of Clifton antique toys, and children’s book exhibit. 110 Orange Road & 30 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ. From 1 to 4 pm. Suggested donation: $5 per person. Members free! 

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Candlelight Tours of the Crane House & Historic YWCA
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Candlelight Tours of the Crane House & Historic YWCA

See the period holiday decorations artfully designed by the Garden Club of Montclair in the Crane House & Historic YWCA. Executive Director Jane Eliasof leads special candlelight tours that tell the history of our holidays past from the 1700s to the 20th century. Taste some wassail and other period refreshments by the hearth fireplace. Registration required to 973-744-1796 or mail@montclairhistorical.org. $20/person; $15 for members. 110 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ.

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Essex County Holiday House Tours
Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

Essex County Holiday House Tours

The Crane House and Historic YWCA and Shultz House will be open for self-guided tours as part of the Essex County Holiday House tour, which takes place on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, from 1 to 4 pm. See the Crane House & Historic YWCA decorated by the Garden Club of Montclair, then visit the hearth to learn about holiday food traditions. Move forward in history to the Shultz House featuring Molly Shultz’s own collection on Christmas decorations, mantle decorations from Bartlett's Greenhouses & Florist of Clifton and children’s book exhibit.110 Orange Road & 30 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ. From 1 to 4 pm. Suggested donation: $5 per person. Members free!  

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Essex County Holiday House Tours
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Essex County Holiday House Tours

The Crane House and Historic YWCA and Shultz House will be open for self-guided tours as part of the Essex County Holiday House tour, which takes place on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, from 1 to 4 pm. See the Crane House & Historic YWCA decorated by the Garden Club of Montclair, then visit the hearth to learn about holiday food traditions. Move forward in history to the Shultz House featuring Molly Shultz’s own collection on Christmas decorations, mantle decorations from Bartlett's Greenhouses & Florist of Clifton, antique toys, and children’s book exhibit. 110 Orange Road & 30 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ. From 1 to 4 pm. Suggested donation: $5 per person. Members free!  

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Open House for Realtors
Nov
20
4:00 PM16:00

Open House for Realtors

We’re turning the tables and offering an Open House for Realtors at Crane House and Historic YWCA.  Montclair’s rich, diverse history is one of the reasons people love to live in Montclair. Discover how the Montclair History Center shares the stories of the people who have lived here in the past – from our country’s early years as a nation to a town embroiled in the Civil Rights Struggle.  Refreshments will be served around the fire in the hearth kitchen. Registration requested at 973-744-1796 or mail@montclairhistorical.org. 110 Orange Road, Montclair.

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Member’s Only: Montclair in the Early 20th Century
Nov
19
2:00 PM14:00

Member’s Only: Montclair in the Early 20th Century

Join Township Historian and MHC Board of Trustee member Mike Farrelly as he continues discussions around the gradual development of Montclair. Today he’ll explore Montclair’s growth in the 20th century including some of the well-known wealthy families, and the Italian and African American communities. Program is held in the Founder’s Room of the Crane House and Historic YWCA at 110 Orange Road, Montclair. Not a member? Join today and learn about our other member’s only programs throughout the year.

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Family Fun: Science at the Shultz House Electromagnetic Experiments
Nov
19
1:00 PM13:00

Family Fun: Science at the Shultz House Electromagnetic Experiments

At this month’s Family Fun event, we’re talking electricity and magnetism. Charles Shultz may have been president of Hoboken Savings Bank when he built the house in 1896, but he was always experimenting with science in his home. At this program, we’ll find out what’s behind the museum rope in his fully-intact early 20th century science library. Scientist and Montclair parent, Patricia Abad, PhD, will look at some of the electromagnetic equipment on display and discuss the fascination of electrical current when it was first available in homes in the late 1800s. Children will experiment with magnets and electricity. Admission is free sponsored by Investor's Bank. Registration requested at 973-744-1796 or mail@montclairhistorical.org. Drop in hours from 1 to 4 pm. 30 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair.

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