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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.
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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...
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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.
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Reenactment depicts 1868 Montclair

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalA reenactment of the April 15, 1868 formation of Montclair at Glenfield Middle School depicted a community’s desire to grow culturally and civically while clinging to its agricultural roots. Clad...

Montclairites remember moon landing

We asked our readers to send us their personal memories of July 20, 1969. 

Montclair remembers on Sept. 11

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

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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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?

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...

Montclair family celebrating Apollo 11 launches rocket to the delight of onlookers

About 20 people showed up Saturday morning to witness the launch of a Saturn 5 model rocket to commemorate man’s first walk on the moon