Family Fun: Science at the Shultz House Magnetic Experiments
Nov
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

Family Fun: Science at the Shultz House Magnetic Experiments

At this month’s Family Fun event, we’re talking magnets. Charles Shultz may have been president of Hoboken Savings Bank when he built the house in 1896, but he was always experimenting with science in his home. At this program, we’ll find out what’s behind the museum rope in his fully-intact early 20th century science library. Scientist and Montclair parent, Patricia Abad, PhD, will look at some of the magnetic and electrical equipment on display and discuss the fascination of electrical current when it was first available in homes in the late 1800s. Children will experiment with magnets and static electricity. Admission is free sponsored by Investor's Bank. Registration requested at 973-744-1796 or mail@montclairhistorical.org. Drop in hours from 1 to 4 pm. 30 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair.

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Member’s Only: Montclair in the Early 20th Century
Nov
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

Member’s Only: Montclair in the Early 20th Century

Join Township Historian and MHC Board of Trustee member Mike Farrelly as he continues discussions around the gradual development of Montclair. Today he’ll explore Montclair’s growth in the 20th century including some of the well-known wealthy families, and the Italian and African American communities. Program is held in the Founder’s Room of the Crane House and Historic YWCA at 110 Orange Road, Montclair. Not a member? Join today and learn about our other member’s only programs throughout the year.

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Open House for Realtors
Nov
20
4:00pm 4:00pm

Open House for Realtors

We’re turning the tables and offering an Open House for Realtors at Crane House and Historic YWCA.  Montclair’s rich, diverse history is one of the reasons people love to live in Montclair. Discover how the Montclair History Center shares the stories of the people who have lived here in the past – from our country’s early years as a nation to a town embroiled in the Civil Rights Struggle.  Refreshments will be served around the fire in the hearth kitchen. Registration requested at 973-744-1796 or mail@montclairhistorical.org. 110 Orange Road, Montclair.

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Essex County Holiday House Tours
Dec
2
1:00pm 1:00pm

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 2 and Sunday, December 3, 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 local florists, antique toys, and children’s book exhibit. Suggested donation: $5 per person. Members free! 110 Orange Road & 30 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ.

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Essex County Holiday House Tours
Dec
3
1:00pm 1:00pm

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 2 and Sunday, December 3, 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 local florists, antique toys, and children’s book exhibit. Suggested donation: $5 per person. Members free! 110 Orange Road & 30 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ.

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Candlelight Tours of the Crane House & Historic YWCA
Dec
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

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 local florists, antique toys, and children’s book exhibit. Suggested donation $5 per person. Members free! 110 Orange Road & 30 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ.

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Candlelight Tours of the Crane House & Historic YWCA
Dec
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
17
1:00pm 1:00pm

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 local florists, antique toys, and children’s book exhibit. Suggested donation $5 per person. Members free! 110 Orange Road & 30 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ.

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Office and Museums Closed
Dec
23
to Jan 1

Office and Museums Closed

Our office and museums will be closed december 23 through January 1. Our office will reopen on January 2.  The Crane House and Historic YWCA will be open for the last day of holiday tours on Tuesday, December 25 form 10 am to 1 pm.

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 Lackawanna Terminal: Iconic Railway Station of Montclair
Jul
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lackawanna Terminal: Iconic Railway Station of Montclair

Kathleen Bennett, chairperson of the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission, will explore the history and legacy of the Lackawanna Railway Terminal of Montclair. Constructed in 1912, it opened to great celebration and served the commuters of the township for over seventy years. Learn about its auspicious beginnings and what the future holds for this historic site. Suggested donation $5. Founders Rooms of the Crane House & Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Road, Montclair. 

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Annual Meeting
Jun
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

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Come Build Montclair in Legos
Mar
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

Come Build Montclair in Legos

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.

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