Life under lockdown: a recipe from Mina Edison, wife of Thomas

Beth Miller can't be at Glenmont, the residence (now museum) of Thomas Edison, under lockdown, but she connects with visitors through cooking.

The pandemic of 1918 and Montclair history

The pandemic of 1918 and its impact on Montclair is one of the upcoming talks in the "History at Home" series by the Montclair History Center.

History and heritage: Unity concert series brought everyone to Montclair

Pablo Casals, Carl Sandburg, Clarence Darrow, Booker T. Washington: all came to Montclair as part of the Unity Concert and lecture series.

History and Heritage: Was your house a speakeasy?

During Porhibition, Montclair augmented its licensed taverns with more than one speakeasy, writes Mike Farrelly in "History and Heritage."
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Recalling the post office shooting, 25 years later

Retired Chief of Police Thomas J. Russo, and broadcaster Carl Kraus, recall+ the shooting at the post office in Watchung Plaza, 25 years later.

Black History Month: stories in stamps

Clarence M. McKnight uses stamps to tell stories, creating posters with stamps that represent African American pioneers and leaders.

Celebrate Black History Month in Montclair

In celebration of Black History Month, Montclair offers films, art exhibits, history tours and talks, and even a special brew.
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A message in a bottle leads to a history hunt at Montclair State University

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt all started with the discovery of a bottle on a construction site.But it wasn’t just any bottle, it held a century-old clue about the people who helped build Montclair State University’s...

History and Heritage: Mary Allen, lady in the red hat

Mary Rice Hayes Allen, the lady in the red hat, crashed therough the color barrier after moving to town in 1920 with her husband William.

Wheeler, Oakcroft residents concerned with property rights with historic designation

About 30 residents of Oakcroft and Wheeler streets concerned with property rights spoke out against declaring their two neighborhoods as local landmark districts at the Dec. 10 Montclair Historic Commission meeting.