Montclair African American Heritage Foundation Parade

In brief: African American Heritage parade and festival this weekend

The 2019 Grand Marshals of the African American Heritage Parade, set for June 1, are William Scott and Betty Halloway. The parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at Glenfield Park at Maple and Bloomfield...
Washington Street Y

PHOTOS: Washington Street Y dedication

On Saturday, May 18, a dedication ceremony took place at Charles H. Bullock School commemorating the Washington Street Y, which was located on the site where the school now sits. For many years, the...

News in brief: Washington Street YMCA dedication on May 18

A dedication ceremony for the Washington Street YMCA memorial plaque will be held at Charles H. Bullock School on May 18, 10 a.m.The Charles H. Bullock School, which opened in 2010, was built on...

In brief: Walk Lackawanna Plaza this weekend

Take a walking tour of Lackawanna Plaza this weekend.

Women’s History Month: Historic heroines and trailblazers of Montclair

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalSome of Montclair’s female figureheads became the firsts in medicine, social justice, engineering, science, professional sports and fashion.“I was fascinated with their stories, learned what prompted and moved them forward...
Fernald

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.