Upcoming Events

  • Historic House Tours: Charles Shultz House

    Step back through 100 years of history and visit the 1896 Charles Shultz House at 30 North Mountain Avenue. Having been home to three successive generations of the Shultz family, the house is a near perfect time capsule, representing an accurate record of late nineteenth century Montclairion society. Unlike other examples of late nineteenth century residences in Montclair, Evergreens retains nearly all of its original architectural detail, furnishings, and mechanical systems. Admission is $8/adult; $5/child and senior; $25/family. Private tours are also available by appointment. 973-744-1796 or mail@montclairhistorical.org

    Having been home to three successive generations of the Shultz family, the house is a near perfect time capsule, representing an accurate record of late nineteenth century Montclairion society. Unlike other examples of late nineteenth century residences in Montclair, Evergreens retains nearly all of its original architectural detail, furnishings, and mechanical systems. – See more at: http://montclairhistorical.org/charles-shultz-house/history/#sthash.ARnf9XST.dpuf
    Having been home to three successive generations of the Shultz family, the house is a near perfect time capsule, representing an accurate record of late nineteenth century Montclairion society. Unlike other examples of late nineteenth century residences in Montclair, Evergreens retains nearly all of its original architectural detail, furnishings, and mechanical systems. – See more at: http://montclairhistorical.org/charles-shultz-house/history/#sthash.ARnf9XST.dpuf
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  • The Jersey Tomato

    The Jersey Tomato

    Everyone loves the Jersey Tomato! Discover where the tomato originated and why it became one of New Jersey’s favorite crops. Find out when New Jersey was known for its tomato packing industry and what happened to it. Did you know that tomatoes were considered poisonous at one time and it was a New Jerseyean who decided to prove everyone wrong? Hear about heirloom varieties and modern hybrids and the folklore attached to this fruit Program is led by Judith Krall-Russo, Food Historian. After the program, visitors are welcome to visit the Montclair Community Farm and see the variety of produce growing on the farm! Event is free to the public and will be held at the Israel Crane House, 108 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ.Black-H-with-HSB-text

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  • Homeschool Program Series: Craft Your Way Through History!

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    Homeschool Program Series: Craft Your Way Through History!: 

    The Montclair Historical Society is offering a 6-week educational series for homeschool children, ages 6-10, using a combination of presentation, and discussion of artifacts and the history of Montclair. Discussion is followed by a craft associated with our rich history. The goal of our 6-week session is to expose children to history in a fun way by using crafting as a conversation starter. Children will spend one week on each topic and craft activity, class time is one hour. Cost for the entire program series is $60 per child. Cost for individual session sign up is $15 per class. Program is held on the first and third Thursday of each month, October through December, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. 108 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ.

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  • Historic House Tours

    Step back through over 200 years of American history at our historic properties at 108 Orange Road and 30 North Mountain Avenue. While at the Orange Road site, visit the newly reinterpreted Crane House to reflect the YWCA period from 1920-1965,  check out the farm and meet the chickens. At 30 North Mountain celebrate the ghosts and goblins that come with Halloween, we’ll host special ghost tours, complete with real-life spine-tinglers.Both sites are open from 1 to 4 pm. Admission: $8 per adult, $5 per senior, and $5 per child for both properties, same day admission. Family rate (1 or 2 adults and up to 3 children): $25. Free admission for members!

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Director’s Blog

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What’s the history of “Dog Days?”

We all know what the dog days of summer feel like.  So hot you don't want to leave the air conditioning.  So hot it saps your energy. So hot that even if you are lucky enough to be down the shore, the journey to the water promises to yield scalded feet. But where does the term "the dog days of summer" come from?  According to weather.com, it dates back further than you might think.  All the way … Read More

What fits?

As we move forward with the changes we are making at the Crane House, some people have asked us what we are doing with some of the pieces that have been selected by or donated to the Montclair Historical Society over the last fifty years. The answer is an unequivocal "it depends." Some pieces will be placed in storage and displayed for special exhibitions. Some will be available for loan to other … Read More

MCFC Produce Available for Sale!

Montclair Community Farms Coalition Our Mission: Montclair Community Farms Coalition (MCFC) consists of local organizations committed to providing community farm sites to engage the community in farming, food, agricultural and nutrition education. These local community farms are hands-on resources to create a healthy food environment to support healthy food and lifestyle choices. Food grown on … Read More

Restoration Fair!

Our first Restoration Fair takes place Saturday, June 21 on the grounds of the Israel Crane House, 108 Orange Road, from 10 to 4 pm. We have about a dozen vendors who will be on hand to speak with you about your restoration project. These folks can help you design your project, execute it, fixed your stained glass windows, make your antique windows more energy efficient, help with landscape … Read More