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.

The Magical History Bike Tour
Jul
15
7:45 am07:45

The Magical History Bike Tour

  • Crane House & Historic YWCA

Roll up! The Magical History Bike Tour is coming on Saturday, July 15! Away to times long ago when Crane was the name and mills, quarries, and dairies were the game. Bike&Walk Montclair has partnered with the Montclair Historical Society, Friends of Anderson Park, and Presby Memorial Iris Gardens to bring you this special tour of our town – by bike. On Saturday, July 15, the tour will begin and end at the Israel Crane House at 110 Orange Road and have brief guided discussions at places like historic Anderson Park, Presby Gardens, Montclair’s “Little Italy”, Avis Campbell Garden and a private Trustee’s Tour of the Israel Crane House. Bring some cash and a back pack for surprise bakery and market stops. Saturday, July 15, 2015, Start 7:45am, Israel Crane House, 110 Orange Rd., 07042. This 10-12 mile Magical History Bike Tour is being offered by volunteers and is free of charge. However, a donation of $10 per person to benefit the Montclair Historical Society, Friends of Anderson Park, and the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens is strongly encouraged. Bike&Walk Montclair, Montclair Historical Society, Friends of Anderson Park, and Presby Memorial Iris Gardens rely on your membership to function. Please become a member of these indispensable community organizations today. For more details about this or any other guided bike tour seewww.bikewalkmontclair.org or contact Deb Kagan, Board Member, info@bikewalkmontclair.org


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.