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! 

Members Only: Montclair Becomes a Wealthy Suburb
Mar
19
12:30 pm12:30

Members Only: Montclair Becomes a Wealthy Suburb

  • Crane House & Historic YWCA

Members Only: Montclair Becomes a Wealthy Suburb

Township Historian and Board of Trustee member Mike Farrelly leads a presentation on the sketches of people who moved Montclair out of its days as a sleepy farm town to a thriving suburb and an attractive destination. 108 Orange Road, Montclair in the Clark House, 1st floor. Become one today! 

Research Your Home's History
Feb
25
1:00 pm13:00

Research Your Home's History

Have you ever wondered about the history of your Montclair home? This free workshop will assist you in discovering local resources available to help you research the history of your Montclair home and property. Choose from one of three sessions: Saturday, February 25 from 1 to 3pm; Saturday, March 25 from 10am to 12pm; or Tuesday, April 25 from 6 to 8pm. Space is limited. Registration is required. For more information, call (973) 744-0500 ext. 2235. Register through the Montclair Public Library at montclairlibrary.org.  Presented by the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission, Montclair History Center (formerly known as the Montclair Historical Society), and Montclair Public Library. All sessions will be held at the Main Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ.

History Makers: Craft Your Way Through the Past
Dec
7
10:00 am10:00

History Makers: Craft Your Way Through the Past

Date: November 3, 2016 - December 15, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Crane House and Historic YWCA

Our 6-week art sessions are sure to get your child excited about history through awesome crafting projects, hands on moments with special artifacts, and cool facts about Montclair and NJ history!

Family Fun Day: Military Family Month
Nov
13
1:00 pm13:00

Family Fun Day: Military Family Month

Date: November 13, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Crane House and Historic YWCA

Join us for another day of Family Fun as we honor Military Family’s Month and Veteran’s day!

(Google) Mapping Your Way Out of a Genealogy Problem
Nov
6
10:00 am10:00

(Google) Mapping Your Way Out of a Genealogy Problem

Date: November 3, 2016 - December 15, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Crane House and Historic YWCA

An urban case study. Maps are an important genealogy resource, often shouldered aside in the rush to search censuses and vitals.