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The Winter Newsletter is Here!

Did Charles Shultz know Thomas Edison?  What is the Price of Liberty? When's the Herb Sale?  The answer to all these questions and more can be found in our Winter Newsletter, now available right here!  Enjoy! … Read More

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What’s in our time capsule?

You've probably read about the time capsule opened in Boston today.  If you missed the news, Paul Revere and Sam Adams placed it in the cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House in 1795.  That's the year before Israel Crane laid the foundation for HIS house in Montclair. Paul and Sam put in the capsule a few coins, newspapers, a sterling silver plaque (most likely inscribed by Paul), and a … Read More

This Sunday I’ll Cook Up the Past. Stop by!

This Sunday, like millions of others across the country, I'm going to begin making Thanksgiving dinner.  This year, however, I decided to take advantage of our working hearth fireplace and try my hand at cornbread and cranberry sauce done the really old-fashioned way. Several years ago, when I was first recruited as a kitchen docent at the Montclair Historical Society, I discovered that cooking … Read More

In Memoriam: Clement Price

We join with others in sadness over the passing of Clement Price, a noted historian, author, and Rutgers University-Newark Professor. Dr. Price moderated our first community charrette and served on our Scholars Advisory Board more than three years ago when we first began the YWCA project. He was the epitome of a "gentleman and a scholar" and his presence will be sorely missed in both the history … Read More