Eyewitness to History: The African-American Experience

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. Tours are on the hour, last tour at 3 pm. Admission is $6/adult; $5/student/senior with ID; $4/child; under 2 free. Members get in free!