Homeschool Programs

Our homeschool program help students learn about history through artifacts, primary and secondary source documents, and our collections.  The programs run seasonally.  Call the Montclair History Center at 973-744-1796 if you are interested in one of the programs, but a date is not listed.


History Makers: Craft Your Way Through the Past

Ages 6 to 10, if your child falls outside this age range, please contact us to discuss enrollment. Maximum class size: 15.

Our 6-week sessions are sure to get your child excited about history through adventures and craft projects, hands-on moments with special artifacts, and cool facts about Montclair and NJ history! We’ll pair a craft or activity associated with a discussion topic and learn about our rich history before getting hands on. Our goal is to use crafting to expose children to learning about history in fun and creative way without the textbook. See the full class outline below.

Program appropriate for ages 6 to 10; if your child falls outside of this age range please contact our staff to discuss enrollment. As class space is limited, registration is required to hold your space. Cost is $65 per child for the entire series; individual class registration is not available. Register at or 973-744-1796.  All sessions are located in the program room of the Crane House/Historic YWCA at 110 Orange Road, Montclair. Week 3 will be held at the Shultz House, 30 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair. Dates: October 5 & 19; November 2 & 16; December 7 & 21; Time: 1 to 2:30 pm.  Registration required by phone or email: 973-744-1796 or

Junior Historians: The Revolution and A Young America

Register now for a new class beginning September 8

Ages 11 - 17, max class size of 15

Junior Historians are introduced to the key components of research-based history and use the museums' artifacts, primary source documents, and living history to reconstruct the past and discover how it correlates to our present. This 8-week series that includes classes that include lecture, museum/archives activities, and a research/discussion component and take-home assignments. It culminates in a presentation of the students’ work at the last class for family and friends. We focus on using primary and secondary sources to provide a deeper understanding of the events and movements in history. Students are expected to have a basic understanding of events and movements covered prior to the course.

Upcoming Class:  September 8, 15 & 22; October 6, 13 & 27; November 3 & 10. This schedule allows the flexibility for breaks and research. Cost is $150 per student for the entire 8-week series. Registration required by phone or email: 973-744-1796 or $150 per student for the 8-week series. Registration required by phone or email: 973-744-1796 or