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New York Times article (6/21) showcases changes at Crane House and Historic YWCA

A Dialogue About Race

With the shooting of nine people at the historically-black African American church in Charleston, racism once again rears its ugly head. This time, there’s no question as to the motive or whether the same thing could have happened if the victims had been white. These nine people -- with names, lives, families, jobs, and histories --  were killed because of their race. As we remember the 150th … Read More

Center for Comm Engagement Award

Outstanding Partner Award from MSU

The Montclair Historical Society proudly accepted an Outstanding Community Partner Award from Montclair State University at a luncheon held on the MSU campus on May 27.  The award recognized the joint programs we have been fielding with MSU. The relationship began several years ago through the Montclair Community Farm Coalition, of which MSU was a member.  The coalition approached us about … Read More

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Congratulations Hope Slon!

Congratulations to Hope Slon, the recipient of the Montclair Historical Society's Hortense Tate Scholarship Award!  Hope will be going to Tulane University this fall, majoring in history. The award, which was given this year in celebration of our 50th anniversary, honors Hortense Ridley Tate, a pivotal figure in the Glenridge Avenue YWCA. She moved to Montclair from Kansas to become a Girl … Read More

50 Ways to Volunteer

Just in time for our 50th anniverary, we bring you 50 ways to volunteer at the Montclair Historical Society.  Something for EVERY one and EVERY interest and EVERY schedule! Be an honorary staff member File historical documents in the research library Help digitize historic archives and photos Upload Montclair images to the HistoryPin app Enter names into our mailing list Enter … Read More