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Rare First Hand Accounts and More at special tour

Eyewitness to African American History Tour in Montclair

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Sunday, January 19 from 1 to 4 pm. Explore 200 years of Black history in Montclair and New Jersey through rare first-hand accounts, primary and secondary source documents. Artifacts include a bill of sale for an enslaved person in the household, an 1800s newspaper, an 1840s New York Knickerbocker magazine, census data, personal letters, oral histories, and mid-century Jet and Ebony magazines. These artifacts provide a springboard for discussion about race both in the past and in the present-day. Tours begin at 1:00 and 2:30pm. Admission is $6/adult; $5/student/senior with ID; $4/child; under 2 free. Members get in free! 110 Orange Road, Montclair. www.montclairhistory.org.

If you are not a member, you may join prior to the event or at the event for admission by contacting the Montclair History Center at 973-744-1796, at www.montclairhistory.org, or sending a note to mail@montclairhistorical.org.

About the Montclair History Center: The Montclair History Center, formerly the Montclair Historical Society, is an independent not-for-profit organization that has been dedicated to preserving, sharing, and educating others about Montclair’s history since 1965.  For additional information, please visit the website www.montclairhistory.org or contact the Montclair History Center at 973-744-1796 or mail@montclairhistorical.org.

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