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.

Historic house tour shows how early locals celebrated the holidays

This year’s annual Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour features 15 historic homes, including three in Montclair.

In brief: HPC to hold meeting on Oakcroft and Wheeler Street District Nominations

The Montclair Historic Preservation Commission will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. to discuss the nomination proposals to designate the Oakcroft and Wheeler Street neighborhoods as Local Landmark Districts. 
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History and Heritage: ‘Bent horn,’ and drama at the Sterington House

By MIKE FARRELLY For Montclair Local“History & Heritage” is a series on Montclair history, written by representatives of the Montclair History Center and the Montclair Public Library. Mike Farrelly is a trustee of the Montclair...
ABCs of Montclair

Fall into fall with the ABCs of Montclair

Get out your phones, your datebooks, your Hipster PDAs — whatever you use — and put down some dates. Fall in Montclair is already hopping, and the season hasn’t even officially started yet!To help...

Sept. 11, we will never forget

Montclair and Essex County pay tribute.