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A Trip through Edwardian England

During the Blizzard of 2016, while many people binge-watched Making of a Murderer, Orange is the New Black, or House of Cards, I binge-read the journal of Emily Shultz, daughter of Charles Shultz, who built the house at 30 North Mountain Avenue. Written in 1906, and spanning about two months, the journal recalls a different, slower way of seeing the world. Emily and her friend Sarah traveled to … Read More

The Price of Liberty Film Series Returns this Winter

We're delighted the New Jersey Council for the Humanities is underwriting the cost of this year's Price of Liberty Film Series focusing on Civil Rights and the African American experience with a historical perspective. If you've joined us for any of the ones we've held in the last two years, you know that each program begins with a brief introduction by a humanities scholar, who sets the stage for … Read More

Great News! We’re Partnering with the Nubian Quilters. Again!

Great news! We just found out we've received a Common Heritage grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for a joint project with the Nubian Heritage Quilters that will take place at the Montclair Historical Society on June 11 and 12, 2016. According to the NEH, "America’s cultural heritage is preserved not only in libraries, museums, archives, and other … Read More

Looking for a Unique Montclair Gift?

Two hundred years ago, folks who visited Israel Crane's general store shopped local. In keeping with that tradition, we have many Montclair-specific items in our general store, available on our website, and in our new Etsy Shop. Here are a few of the items you might like to give to the Montclair-lover on your list: Doors of Montclair Poster "Vintage Montclair" jewelry made from vintage … Read More