Visit us at the Montclair Art Museum Family Day!
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Visit us at the Montclair Art Museum Family Day!

Visit us at the Montclair Art Museum Family Day: Celebrating American Identity. This family program day features local author Denise Lewis Patrick who will be reading from her new American Doll book (about African American character Melody from 1964) and leading participants in a conversation and activity about character development. The program is inspired by the exhibition Constructing Identity in America (1766-2017), which takes a look at American identity through the lens of history and the multiple cultures it embodies. The Montclair History Center will be hosting a teaching table, inviting families to locate their home on historic maps and telephone directories, continuing the discussion of self, culture, and Montclair community development. Registration and fees required at the Montclair Art Museum.

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Safe Trick or Treat Stop: Knock on History's Door this Halloween!
Oct
31
3:00 PM15:00

Safe Trick or Treat Stop: Knock on History's Door this Halloween!

This Halloween, bring your children to our safe trick or treat zone at the Crane House from 3 to 5 pm. Admission is free, with an awesome costume of course! Historic candy and cider at the hearth for visitors. Tours of the first floor are self guided- but you may encounter some spooky historians as you make your way through!

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

Biking Tour of the Montclair Art Colony

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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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 to 973-744-1796 or mail@montclairhistorical.org. $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 to 973-744-1796 or mail@montclairhistorical.org. $20/person; $15 for members. 110 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ.

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Come see the Holiday Decorations!
Dec
16
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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Nubian Quilters: Harlem Renaissance “All that Jazz”
Jun
9
to Jul 15

Nubian Quilters: Harlem Renaissance “All that Jazz”

  • Crane House & Historic YWCA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Many Voices of Montclair Oral History Project
Apr
21
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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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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