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Montclair, NJ

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May 2017

Montclair History Center’s Family Fun: Architectural Walking Tour

May 13 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Montclair History Center, 110 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ
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Gothic, eyebrow, or palladium? On this Family Walking Tour, we’ll look for architectural details in the beautiful homes located on the streets near the Crane House and Historic YWCA. Teach your kids the language of architecture. Maybe you’re raising the next Mead, McKim, or White!  $10/family, $5 if you have a family membership with the Montclair History Center. Each family gets one free herb at the herb sale. Meet at 110 Orange Road, Montclair in back of the Crane House…

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Montclair History Center Presents: The Roots of Historic Preservation

May 21 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montclair History Center, 110 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ
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In 1965, the Crane House and Historic YWCA was saved from demolition, moved, and restored to tell the story of its earliest occupants. Historic preservation was in its infancy and there were no standards to guide these preservationists. Through a tour of the Crane House and Historic YWCA, visitors discover the Roots of Historic Preservation through the building structure, documents, and viewing of footage of the house moving in 1965. Your visit then continues to the elegant Shultz House, an amazing,…

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“Will Likely Endeavor to Pass for a Free Man:” Runaway Slave Ads in New Jersey Newspapers

May 21 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montclair History Center, 110 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ
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Dr. James Amemasor, Research Specialist at the New Jersey Historical Society, has undertaken a research project that uses fugitive slave ads to document slavery in New Jersey in the period from the Treaty of Paris (1783) until the official end of the United States’ involvement in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade (1808). His research collects and interprets ads that have not been digitized and have been largely inaccessible to the public and scholars. Suggested donation: $5. Crane House and Historic YWCA,…

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June 2017

Making their Way: Colonial Women in Newark

June 4 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Montclair History Center, 110 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ
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Official town records contain scant reference to the contributions of women in the colonial period, but other archival sources show that colonial women — young or old, well-educated or barely literate, slave or free — found ways to make their way and contribute to the development of early Newark. This program is presented by Timothy J. Crist, a Montclair resident and President of the Newark History Society. Suggested donation: $5/person. Crane House and Historic YWCA, 110 Orange Road, Montclair in the…

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Montclair History Center’s Family Fun: Flag Day

June 11 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montclair History Center, 110 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ
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In honor of National Flag Day, tours incorporate real flags from different periods of history starting from 1796 through 1945. Children will learn what states became part of our nation in different time periods, flag etiquette, and make their own windmill flag to take home. $10/family, $5 if you have a family membership with the Montclair History Center. Become a member today! 110 Orange Road, Montclair at the Crane House & Historic YWCA. For more information click here.

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Montclair History Center’s Open House Tours

June 18 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montclair History Center, 110 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ
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Get to know ALL of the Montclair History Center’s historic houses in one afternoon! Discover the people whose “many voices” and life stories shaped our community, and travel through the ages with the Crane House and Historic YWCA. Hear about the evolution of our young country from New Jersey’s point of view, and learn of a unique story set during a time when the nation was embroiled in the Civil Rights. Visit our community farm to learn more about our agricultural…

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