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Please fill out our survey!

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY! As we enter our 50th anniversary year, we are "Honoring the Past and Embracing the Future.  To help us do that, we are conducting a survey.  It's take you less than 4 minutes to complete and your input will be so valuable to us as we plan our next 50 years!  Thanks for your help! … Read More

Herb Sale Pre-order Forms Available!

Pre-order your favorite herbs at this year's sale! This year also features a selection of heirloom and old world vegetables. Pre-order pick up is on the first day of the sale, Thursday, April 30 before between 9 am and 8 pm. Please send orders to mail@montclairhistorical.org with your name and phone number listed on the form, payment is accepted before or on the day of. Pre-order Form 2015 … Read More


Hortense Tate Scholarship for Graduating Senior

In celebration of our 50th anniversary, the Montclair Historical Society will award a $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who lives in Montclair and who is planning a college major in history, political science, anthropology, museum studies, humanities, or related fields. The scholarship is named for Hortense Ridley Tate, who moved to Montclair in 1921 to work at the YWCA on … Read More


The Big 5-0!

Fifty years ago this summer, the Crane House moved up Bloomfield Avenue from its original site on Glenridge Avenue (now the home of the Geyer YMCA) to its new location on Orange Road. Crowds lined the street on that rainy August day. After all, how often do you see a house gliding along Bloomfield Avenue? Built by Israel Crane in 1796, the house had been in the Crane family until 1902.  In … Read More