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Eyewitness to African American History Tour

  • Crane House & Historic YWCA 110 Orange Road Montclair, NJ 07042 (map)

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.

Earlier Event: December 23
Office and Museums Closed