• Veronan’s Preservation Of Black History Recognized

    Last year, after many years of planning, the Montclair Historical Society unveiled the renovation of an historic home to highlight the history of blacks in Montclair. That project was led by Jane Eliasof, a Verona resident who...

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  • Historic House Re-Opens To Public

    On Saturday, October 5, from 1 to 4 p.m., the Montclair Historical Society will host the grand reopening of the Crane House at 110 Orange Road, Montclair. The house has been closed for two months in preparation...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Archaeology Dig Saturday, Sunday

    When you hear the words “archaeology dig”, you usually think of a place far from Verona. But Jane Eliasof, the Verona resident who is the director of the Montclair Historical Society, is inviting students from Montclair State...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Veronan Starts Farm In Montclair

    Verona resident Jane Eliasof is the executive director at the Montclair Historical Society and she has let us know that the MHS is adding a garden on its property to help families on limited budgets get fresh...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Essex County Holiday House Tour

    On Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, Essex County will once again be holding its Historic Holiday House Tour. Twelve Essex County historic sites will be decorated for the holidays and open to the public for...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • 18th Century Home School Day

    Jane Eliasof has let us know that the Montclair Historical Society is having a home school day at the Israel Crane House this Friday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homeschoolers can participate in a...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • VHS Jazz Choir To Carol In Montclair

    On Friday, December 10, the Verona High School Jazz Choir will entertain visitors to the Israel Crane House with Christmas carols. The Israel Crane House, which was built in 1796, is one of the historic homes owned...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Tour Historic Houses This Weekend

    Essex County‘s second annual Historic Holiday House Tour is this Saturday and Sunday, December 11 and 12, and once again, Kip’s Castle is on the tour. We poked a bit of fun at the tour last year,...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Kid’s Day At Israel Crane House

    You can take the kids back in time today at the Israel Crane House in Montclair. Jane Eliasof, a Verona resident who is a volunteer for the Montclair Historical Society, has let us know that from 1...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Tour Kip’s Castle–Legally

    If you are a Verona native of a certain age, you have probably sneaked onto the Kip’s Castle property at least once. Sure, you did. And you brought along your friends. And some, um, refreshments. You probably...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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