Essex County Holiday House Tours
Dec
1
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 1 and Sunday, December 2, 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 1 and Sunday, December 2, 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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Candlelight Tours of the Crane House & Historic YWCA
Dec
6
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 here. $20/person; $15 for members. 110 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ.

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Come see the Holiday Decorations!
Dec
9
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
13
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 here. $20/person; $15 for members. 110 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ.

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Last chance to see the Holiday Decorations!
Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

Last chance to 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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Eyewitness to African American History Tour
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Eyewitness to African American History Tour

Explore 200 years of Black history in Montclair and New Jersey through rare first-hand accounts, primary and secondary source documents. Artifacts include a bill of sale for an enslaved person in the household, an 1800s newspaper, an 1840s New York Knickerbocker magazine, census data, personal letters, oral histories, and mid-century Jet and Ebony magazines. These artifacts provide a springboard for discussion about race both in the past and in the present-day. Last tour begins at 3:30 PM. A Place to Become: Montclair through the Eyes of the Glenridge Avenue YWCA Women (1920-1965), a 55-minute documentary that tells the stories of the eight women who attended the YWCA during the first half of the 20th century, will be playing continuously in the lower level of the museum. Admission is $6/adult; $5/student/senior with ID; $4/child; under 2 free, good for both sites. From 1 to 4 pm. Members get in free! Join here. 110 Orange Road, Montclair. www.montclairhistory.org.

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Eyewitness to African American History Tour
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Eyewitness to African American History Tour

Explore 200 years of Black history in Montclair and New Jersey through rare first-hand accounts, primary and secondary source documents. Artifacts include a bill of sale for an enslaved person in the household, an 1800s newspaper, an 1840s New York Knickerbocker magazine, census data, personal letters, oral histories, and mid-century Jet and Ebony magazines. These artifacts provide a springboard for discussion about race both in the past and in the present-day. Last tour begins at 3:30 PM. A Place to Become: Montclair through the Eyes of the Glenridge Avenue YWCA Women (1920-1965), a 55-minute documentary that tells the stories of the eight women who attended the YWCA during the first half of the 20th century, will be playing continuously in the lower level of the museum. Admission is $6/adult; $5/student/senior with ID; $4/child; under 2 free, good for both sites. From 1 to 4 pm. Members get in free! Join here. 110 Orange Road, Montclair. www.montclairhistory.org.

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Biking Tour of the Montclair Art Colony
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Biking Tour of the Montclair Art Colony

In the event of cancellation due to weather, the website will be updated by 8am on November 3. Thank you!

By the late 1800s, a “colony” of artists had flocked to Montclair, taking advantage of the beautiful and inspiring landscape that was within an easy commute to New York. The most famous artist was George Inness, Sr., but he was soon joined by other painters like Lawrence Carmichael Earle, sculptors William Couper and Jonathan Scott Hartley, stained glass artists Emilie and Walter Greenough, and engraver Harry Fenn. More recent artists such as civil rights muralist Don Miller will also be discussed. This eight-mile bike ride takes you past many of their homes and studios. Registration required at www.montclairhistory.org, $10/person. In Partnership with Bike Walk Montclair and the Montclair Art Museum. After the tour, visit the Montclair Art Museum to see works by George Innes (admission additional, free for members). Tour is a total of 8 miles, lasting about two hours. Starting location at the Crane House & Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ. Registration required here, space is limited.

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Nubian Quilters: Harlem Renaissance “All that Jazz”
Jun
9
to Jul 15

Nubian Quilters: Harlem Renaissance “All that Jazz”

  • Crane House & Historic YWCA (map)
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The Nubian Heritage Quilters was established to preserve, and document the importance of African American quilting.  Serving the community, to encourage and revitalize others in their knowledge of this craft, to give them a sense of their heritage through quilting. The exhibit will be held at the Crane House & Historic YWCA. For more information on the exhibit visit www.nubianquilters.org. The exhibit will also be open to the public on July 15 from 1 to 4 pm or private appointments, regular admission rates of the Montclair History Center apply. 110 Orange Road, Montclair. www.montclairhistory.org.

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