Museums Closed in August
Aug
1
Aug 31

Museums Closed in August

Although our historic houses are closed, August is the perfect time to visit our archives to do some research or to stop by and see the microfarm, which is in full-producing swing!


 Lackawanna Terminal: Iconic Railway Station of Montclair
Jul
6
7:00 pm19:00

Lackawanna Terminal: Iconic Railway Station of Montclair

Kathleen Bennett, chairperson of the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission, will explore the history and legacy of the Lackawanna Railway Terminal of Montclair. Constructed in 1912, it opened to great celebration and served the commuters of the township for over seventy years. Learn about its auspicious beginnings and what the future holds for this historic site. Suggested donation $5. Founders Rooms of the Crane House & Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Road, Montclair. 

Annual Meeting
Jun
20
7:00 pm19:00

Annual Meeting

The Montclair History Center's Annual Meeting will be held in the Founder's Room of the Crane House and Historic YWCA. Refreshments will be served from 7:00; the meeting begins at 7:30. Come and hear all about the past year and plans for the future with a special presentation by Executive Director Jane Eliasof.

Come Build Montclair in Legos
Mar
19
2:00 pm14:00

Come Build Montclair in Legos

  • Montclair Art Museum

Come Build Montclair in Legos

Work with architect Stephen W. Schwartz of Building Blocks Workshops to visualize Montclair as you’ve never seen it before. With over 60,000 LEGO™ building blocks at their disposal, families select a photograph of a Montclair building to turn into a LEGO™ model. These models are then placed on a 30 x 20 foot map of Montclair. Suitable for families with children ages 5 – 14. Maximum four persons per group, with at least one adult per group. Space is limited to 50 families for the two-hour event, and a parent or adult must accompany children.  This event takes place at the Montclair Art Museum on South Mountain Avenue. Tickets available atwww.montclairartmuseum.org. This program is co-presented by the Montclair History Center and the Montclair Art Museum in conjunction with Building Blocks Workshops. This Building Blocks Workshop is designed by Stephen W. Schwartz, AIA Architect of SWS Architects of Livingston, NJ. LEGO is a trademark of the LEGO Group.

Family FUNday: Crafts of Our Past
Mar
19
1:00 pm13:00

Family FUNday: Crafts of Our Past

  • Crane House & Historic YWCA

Family FUNday: Crafts of Our Past

At this month’s Family FUNday, kids can create a tin-punched candleholder, corn husk creatures, and a woven potholder. They try their hands at writing with a quill pen and serve as “sous chefs” in the hearth kitchen. Busy hands needed to grind spices in the hearth! Tours are self-guided this day. Admission is $10/family. Family membership gets in free!