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History and heritage: The distinguished Fernald family; nature or nurture?

Montclair's Fernald family were very accomplished, writes historian Mike Farrelly in the latest "History and Heritage. Genetic makeup, or instilled values?
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Black History Month: Montclair’s Past in a historic photograph

Young African Americans gather at the Y, now the home of the Montclair History Center, in an undated photograph from the archives of the Library.

Montclair Brewery celebrates black culture with microbrews

During Black History Month, the Montclair Brewery will be concocting a new brew every week for their Walnut Street business.

Black History Month: Montclair History Center spotlights African American history here

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalThe history of African-Americans in Montclair from slavery to emancipation, segregation, the Great Migration and the Civil Rights era reflects lives built on perseverance and courage. Despite barriers, people of...
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History and heritage: When Montclair loved a horse show

In Part Two of an article on Montclair and the horse, historian Mike Farrelly looked at the days when Montclairites rode for sport and pleasure.
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History and Heritage: When everyone had a horse

Pedestrians vs. the automobile are a long-standing issue in Montclair. Before the speeding horseless carriage, Montclair was a many-horsed town.

News brief: Oral history project receives funding for phase two

The Montclair History Center spent most of 2018 - Montclair’s 150th anniversary - steeped in an oral history project hoping to capture as many Montclairites’ stories as possible. To date, 60 oral histories, with...

Grover Cleveland descendants reenact inauguration, with Montclair Orchestra

Montclair Orchestra played as descendants of President Grover Cleveland, as well as celebrities and townspeople, reenacted the inaugural ball of 1893.
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History and heritage: John Rudd, one of Montclair’s leading lights

John Herman Rudd was a successful businessman, who helped make Montclair great. He was named “businessman of the year” by the State Assembly in 1982.

Montclair-area bikers prepare for Tour de Montclair

By KELLY NICHOLAIDES Nicholaides@montclairlocal.newsWhen she’s not flying as a commercial pilot, Jen Savitch gets on her bicycle for fitness and convenience — and her family embraces the lifestyle. Her sons, Ethan, 15, and Luke, 16,...