Nubian Heritage Quilters Guild Presents Harlem Renaissance “All that Jazz”
Jun
9
to Jul 15

Nubian Heritage Quilters Guild Presents Harlem Renaissance “All that Jazz”

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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. Demonstrations in hand piecing, machine piecing, hand quilting, rotary cutting and appliqué, and crazy quilt blocks. Special exhibits in Trees of Life, small little village, postcards, “The Great Migration” – Jacob Lawrence, Surprise Art Quilts, and “Oppression by Any other Name.” Exhibit opening and demonstrations will be held on June 9, 10, 16 and 17 from 1 to 4 pm. Admission is $6 adults, $2 students, children 5 & under are free. 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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Junior Girl Scouts Program: Dinner at the Farm.
Jun
21
5:00 PM17:00

Junior Girl Scouts Program: Dinner at the Farm.

Work towards your Junior Girl Scout Simple Meals and Playing the Past Badges with Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H and the Montclair History Center. Scouts will tour the farm, interact with live chickens, take a sensory tour of our herb gardens to select our herbs, and understand our cooking and agricultural past with a visit to our hearth kitchen. We’ll harvest veggies and herbs from the farm and scallop tomatoes and make macaroni the historic way for dinner. Cider and apples for dessert. 108 Orange Road, Montclair. Registration required through the Girls Scouts of New Jersey.  A simple meals badge will be given at the end of the day. $25/scout, maximum groups size of 30. Street parking available. www.montclairhistory.org. 

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Junior Girl Scouts Program: Breakfast at the Farm.
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Junior Girl Scouts Program: Breakfast at the Farm.

Work towards your Junior Girl Scout Simple Meals and Playing the Past Badges with Rutgers Cooperative Extension 4-H and the Montclair History Center. Scouts will tour the farm, interact with live chickens, take a sensory tour of our herb gardens to select our herbs, and understand our cooking and agricultural past with a visit to our hearth kitchen. Activities will include firing up the hearth fireplace and making scrambled eggs, toast, farm fresh veggies, and cider. Scouts will take home herb bundles to dry and harvest the food themselves at the farm!  108 Orange Road, Montclair. Registration required through the Girl Scouts of New Jersey. A simple meals badge will be given at the end of the day. $25/scout, maximum groups size of 30. Street parking available. www.montclairhistory.org.

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

Many Voices of Montclair Oral History Project

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All oral history project events are fully booked. To schedule a private interview after April please contact our office directly.

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, registration required.

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

Thank you! The response has been overwhelming.  As of now, all oral history Storytelling Day events are fully booked. To schedule a private interview after April, please contact our office directly.

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, registration required.

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
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Many Voices of Montclair Oral History Project

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

All oral history project events are fully booked. To schedule a private interview after April please contact our office directly.

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, registration required.

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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