March 9, 2014
Work with architect Stephen W. Schwartz of Building Blocks Workshops to visualize Montclair as you’ve never seen it before. With over 60,000 LEGO™ building blocks at their disposal, families are given a photograph of a Montclair building to turn into a LEGO™ model. These models are then placed on a 30 x 20 foot map of downtown Montclair. Suitable for families with children ages 5 – 14. Maximum four persons per group, with at least one adult per group. Space is limited to 50 families for the two-hour event, and a parent or adult must accompany children. This event takes place at the Montclair Art Museum on South Mountain Avenue. Tickets go on sale (and sell out quickly!) ONLINE ONLY at www.montclairartmuseum.org on February 7.
This program is co-presented by the Montclair Historical Society and the Montclair Art Museum in conjunction with Building Blocks Workshops. This Building Blocks Workshop is designed by Stephen W. Schwartz, AIA Architect of SWS Architects of Livingston, NJ. LEGO is a trademark of the LEGO Group.Read More
March 16, 2014
Visit the 1796 Israel Crane House and Nathaniel Crane Houses and discover life 200 years ago. Guided tours reveal the history of the house in relationship to its inhabitants and the history of Montclair. Food historian Carolina Capehart demonstrates hearth cooking on January 19, February 16, and March 2 in our exterior kitchen. Sites are open for 1 to 4 pm. Admission is $8 per adult and $5 per child. Family rate (1 or 2 adults and up to 3 children): $25. Free admission for members. Houses are also open by appointment. Call 973-744-1796 to schedule a weekday tour. The Charles Shultz House (Evergreens) is closed for the winter, reopening in April.Read More
March 16, 2014
EVENT SOLD OUT: Please note our bus tour is currently sold out, to place your name on a waiting list, contact our office directly at 973-744-1796.
Join Montclair resident and architect Susan Nowicki as she explores the rich architectural history of Montclair in the late 19th and early 20th century, as Montclair was transitioning from an agricultural community into the suburb it is today. $30 for nonmembers, $25 for members. Registration required. Bus leaves from 108 Orange Road.Read More
March 19, 2014
Montclair Historical Society will hold its third program of “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Film clips and discussion of “The Loving Story” will be guided by Dr. Lillie Johnson Edwards, Professor of History and African-American Studies at Drew University, on Wednesday, March 19, from 7-9 PM at the Montclair Public Library. For more information please contact the Montclair Historical Society at 973-744-1796 or email@example.com and visit The Loving Story to view the film online.Read More
February 25, 2014
On Wednesday, February 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Frank Gerard Godlewski will host a powerpoint presentation on the traditions of the Montclair YMCA – YWCA in the African-American community at the Montclair Public Library. This presentation of beautiful vintage photographs depicts the everyday life of the organization’s activities and members. The intention of the presentation is to encourage members … Read More
February 25, 2014
SISTER TO SISTER OF MONTCLAIR MENTORING GROUP, INC. Presents: Roots & Wings Poetry & Dance Extravaganza Please join us for an afternoon of celebrating and empowering young women through poetry and dance DATE: Sunday, March 16, 2014 TIME: 2 to 4 p.m. LOCATION: Montclair Public Library 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ Poetry with Joanne “N’Jie” Ashe and the Women of Sister … Read More
February 17, 2014
On Saturday, February 15, the Montclair Historical Society gratefully accepted The Giles R. Wright Grant Award from the New Jersey Historical Commission at the 34th Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series sponsored by Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience. The Giles R. Wright Award is named in honor of the Director of the Afro-American History Program at the New … Read More
January 21, 2014
Tonight's council meeting (January 21) is cancelled due to weather but will be held next week on Tuesday, January 28. The hearing for the Watchung Plaza historic designation and council vote is rescheduled for that meeting. Public comments start shortly after 7 PM so anyone interested in making a statement/opinion to the council can do so then. Otherwise bring a sign with a clear statement for the … Read More
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