Montclair History Center

In honor of Black History Month, the Montclair History Center is hosting “Guided House Tour: Eyewitness to Black History” at Crane House & Historic YWCA
(110 Orange Road, Montclair) Sunday, Feb. 19 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Center is inviting the community to come explore 200 years of Black history in Montclair and New Jersey through rare first-hand accounts, primary and secondary source documents at the Crane House & Historic YWCA.

Artifacts include a bill of sale for an enslaved person in the household, an 1800s newspaper, an 1840s New York Knickerbocker magazine, census data, personal letters, oral histories, and mid-century Jet and Ebony magazines. These artifacts provide a springboard for discussion about race both in the past and in the present-day.

Tours begin at 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. at the little red Nathaniel Crane House & Visitor Center located at the back of the parking lot. No reservations needed.

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