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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