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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.
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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...

Montclair remembers on Sept. 11

Montclair held a Sept. 11 ceremony on Tuesday at the Watchung Plaza 9/11 Memorial.
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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.

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,...

Serving up a food tour in Montclair

Walk. Talk. Taste Montclair! Montclair History CenterSunday, Dec. 10, 2 p.m.mail@montclairhistorical.org, 973-744-1796 to register montclairhistory.orgBy LARK LO For Montclair Local The Montclair History Center will serve some of the best dishes the town has to offer at...
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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.

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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MONTCLAIR 150: Strange and Quirky Montclair

From unique traditions and history, to strange hauntings and discoveries, Montclair has some interesting lore. The following stories are just some of Montclair’s interesting history.

Commission fights to save historic Lackawanna train sheds that could be razed for parking

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news“Montclair joyous in new terminal - Era of better feeling,” the New York Times headline read in 1913 after the opening of Lackawanna Terminal in Montclair. In 1981, railroad historian Mark...