Articles about Montclair’s History
What Do you Call that Thingamabob? Montclair Neighbors. December 2018. By Debra David, RA, AIA, and MHC Trustee. A primer on the doodads and whatnots on a building.
Nobel Prize Winners from Montclair. Montclair Neighbors. November 2018. By Mike Farrelly, Town Historian and MHC Trustee. Did you know two Nobel Prize winners have called Montclair home?
150 Years of Montclair Voices. Montclair Neighbors. October 2018. By Jane Eliasof, Director, MHC. A tiny sampling of the many stories we’ve heard during our oral history project.
Musings on the 1906 Atlas, Part II. Montclair Neighbors. September 2018.By Helen Fallon, MHC Trustee. What secrets can old maps share? Helen explores the 1906 in this two part series.
Musings on the 1906 Atlas, Part I. Montclair Neighbors. August 2018. By Helen Fallon, MHC Trustee. What secrets can old maps share? Helen explores the 1906 in this two part series.
A Very Short History Of Montclair’s Train Stations, Montclair Neighbors. May 2018. By Debra David, RA, AIA, and MHC Trustee. The trains made Montclair what it is today.
Montclair’s Sesquicentennial. Montclair Neighbors. May 2018. By Jane Eliasof, Director, MHC. So we’re celebrating 150 years. But what exactly happened 150 years ago?
Fellowes Folly, Montclair Neighbors. April 2018. By Mike Farrelly, Town Historian and MHC Trustee. The story of a magnificent home on S. Fullerton and Union Street that no longer exists.
Many Voices of Montclair. Montclair Neighbors. March 2018. By Jane Eliasof. Kicking off the Oral History Project, this article speaks to the important of histories beyond census date and records.
Montclair’s Legacy in Bergen County, Montclair Neighbors. August 2017. By Jane Eliasof. Montclair has deep ties to Camp Glen Grey in Mahwah.
The Newark Pompton Turnpike, Montclair Neighbors. June 2017. Interesting info about this important thoroughfare, originally compiled by our friends at the Cedar Grove Historical Society.
The Rest of the YWCA Story, Montclair Neighbors. September 2016. By Jane Eliasof. A brief overview of Montclair’s YWCA when it was headquartered at the former home of Israel Crane
A Tale of Two Villages, Montclair Neighbors, June 2016. By Jane Eliasof. A look at Cranetown and Sepeertown, the precursors to Montclair and Upper Montclair
How were Nurses Trained Back in the Day? Star Ledger, October 15, 2015. By Kathleen O’Brien. A look at the history of Mountainside School of Nursing.
Articles about the Montclair History Center
The Only Constant is Change. December 2016. Why the Montclair Historical Society became the Montclair History Center.
Fates Diverge For Homes that Touched Black History by Tammy La Gorce, New York Times