Upcoming Events

  • New Jersey Council for the Humanities Grant Proposal Workshop

    New Jersey nonprofits are invited to attend this free workshop, which will be held in the Program Room of the Israel Crane House.  For more information, go to www.njch.org . To register, call 609-695-4838 or grants@njch.org.

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  • Anderson Park’s Wilder Side

    Sponsored by the Friends of Anderson Park. Meet at the boulder at the park’s northeast entrance, 274 Bellevue Avenue, east of North Mountain Avenue, Upper Montclair. For more information, visit friendsofandersonpark.com.

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  • A PERSISTENT PASSION: The Art of Lora Eberly Ballou: 1870-1976

    A PERSISTENT PASSION: The Art of Lora Eberly Ballou: 1870-1976

    The works of former Montclair resident and artist, Lora Eberly Ballou will be on display at the Charles Shultz House (Evergreens), 30 North Mountain Avenue, from April 27 through July 20.  Please join us at public reception, which will be held on April 27 from 1-4 PM with light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. The exhibit will be on display during regular public tours on the first and third Sunday of each month during April 27 through July 20, from 1-4 PM and by private tours. Thanks to the generosity of Robert M and Patricia C Phillips, all public tours held on the first and third Sundays of each month are free to the public.

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  • A Rite of Spring! Annual Herb Sale!

    A Rite of Spring! Annual Herb Sale!

    Our Annual Herb Sale is approaching! Visit the Montclair Historical Society’s site during the first weekend in May and see the unique herbs we have to offer for your garden!  On Saturday enjoy outdoor family activities.

    Herb Sale Preorder Forms are now available! Please email your form to mail@montclairhistorical.org, noting Herb Sale preorder in the subject. Thank you!

    Herb Sale Hours:

    Thursday, May 1, 9 AM- 8 PM

    Friday, May 2, 9 AM – 5 PM

    Saturday, May 3, 9 AM – 1 PM (or until we sell out!)





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Latest News


Cook Like a Soldier & Exhibit Reception

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts Sunday, April 27th  2PM  Cook Like a Soldier & Exhibit Reception Join food historian Carolina Capehart as she digs into a soldier's diet during the Revolutionary War. Learn about the typical daily rations, what soldiers received and ate, how it was cooked and how it has changed over time.  Exhibit reception to follow. FREE Admission. Space is limited; … Read More

Montclair: A History in Pictures

Thursday, May 15, 7 PM at the West Orange Public Library Historian Doug Alford presents vintage photos and postcards of Montclair. … Read More

A Place To Become

More MFF Tickets Released for “A Place to Become”

We're thrilled to announce that "A Place to Become: Montclair through the Eyes of the Glenridge Avenue YWCA (1920-1965)" was accepted into this year's Montclair Film Festival and that it is selling out quickly.  If you haven't ordered your tickets yet ($14), you can do so at montclairfilmfest.org.  In the documentary, eight women from Montclair share their stories of their hometown in the first … Read More

Credit: Rutgers Permanent Painting

Painting is Underway!

If you've driven by the Crane House recently, you'll notice quite a difference!  The house's peeling paint has been stripped and readied for its upcoming paint job. But before we get to the fun stuff, we have some work to do -- repair gutters, soffits, and roofs, and other areas where the house needs some restoration before the paint is applied.  Click through for more photos.   … Read More