Visit us at Vanillamore!
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Visit us at Vanillamore!

Visit the Montclair History Center while you dine at Vanillamore this evening from 6 to 8 pm. Enjoy a slideshow of historic images while you eat and staff will be present to share about our organization preserving Montclair’s history! Obscure artifacts will be on display, correct guesses receive a complimentary membership with us!

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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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