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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...
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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...