Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

Annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour returns

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Celebrate the holiday season by participating in the annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour. This year, the tour includes 15 Essex County historic sites, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for a weekend tour. The self-guided house tours will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, […]

Walking tour of Rosedale Cemetery in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Rosedale Cemetery was founded more than 150 years ago, marking a change in the way Americans buried their deceased. The five acres of parklike grounds tell fascinating stories of the people who shaped our history, the evolution of cemeteries and monuments, and the secret language of grave imagery and decoration. Executive Director […]

Tours of the historic Montclair houses

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Sunday, April 23, from 1 to 4 p.m., get to know all of the Montclair History Center’s historic houses in one afternoon. Discover the people whose “many voices” and life stories shaped the community, and travel through the ages with the Crane House and Historic YWCA. Hear about the evolution of […]

Montclair presents film series on race, civil rights

MONTCLAIR, NJ — For the fourth year in a row, the Montclair History Center, formerly the Montclair Historical Society, will host a film and discussion series on issues related to race, segregation, integration and civil rights. This year, the series will be hyperlocal, with films based in Montclair. All programs are free, thanks to a […]

‘Presidents Day for Kids’ with the Montclair History Center

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Monday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, the Montclair History Center, formerly the Montclair Historical Society, will host a “Presidents Day for Kids” at the Crane House and Historic YWCA. Through hands-on activities and crafts, children will discover how past presidents, their wives and their children lived. Activities include an […]

McKim’s domestic architecture in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Sunday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m., local architect and historian Mark Wright, of Wright and Robinson Architects, will present “McKim and His Followers: Domestic Architecture in Montclair.” He will speak about the oldest surviving house designed by Charles Follen McKim, founder of the famous 19th-century architectural firm of McKim, Mead & […]

Eyewitness to history: the African-American experience

MONTCLAIR, NJ — On Sunday, Feb. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m., explore 200 years of black history in Montclair and New Jersey through rare firsthand accounts, and 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, […]

Second Sunday Family FUNDay with the Montclair Historical Society

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Historical Society will host its Second Sunday Family FUNday on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. Step back from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and enjoy family fun at both of the Montclair Historical Society’s historic houses: The Crane House and Historic YWCA at 108 […]

Montclair historic houses decorated for the holidays

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Visit the Montclair Historical Society museums decked out for the holiday season! Tours of the historic houses incorporate the holiday traditions throughout the country’s more than 200-year history, as well as stories of the houses and the people who lived and played in them. The houses will be open every Sunday prior […]

Secret speakeasy at the Shultz House

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Calling all flappers and dapper dans! There’s a secret speakeasy at the Shultz House, 30 North Mountain Ave. in Montclair, on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. DJ Mac spins the oldest lo-fi peppy tunes on his 100-plus-year-old gramophones, playing 78rpm records from his own collection plus records from a […]

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