Area Events

Frederick Douglass Series 2017 Exhibit – now through April 28, 2018 at The American Labor Museum, Haledon,  NJ. An exhibit of contemporary paintings and drawings about the life of Frederick Douglass, slave, abolitionist, and statesman, put together by artist and teacher Mark Priest. The Museum is headquartered in the historic Botto House National Landmark, located at 83 Norwood Street in Haledon.   Open Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM.  Tours Wednesday through Saturday from 1-4PM or by appointment.  For further information, please visit the Museum’s website www.labormuseum.net or contact the museum at (973) 595-7953 or email labormuseum@aol.com. 

Friday February 9 – Valentine’s Day Masked Ball at Lambert Castle 7p.m.- 11 p.m. Don a mask and join us at Lambert Castle for some dancing. Light refreshment will be served. Cash Bar. Semi-formal attire requested. Tickets $25 per person. No one under twenty-one years will be admitted. Reservations required. Call (973) 247-0085 ext 201. Lambert Castle Museum is at 3 Valley Road n Paterson.

Saturday February 10 – Make your own Victorian Valentine 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at Lambert Castle. Make your own Victorian style Valentine and learn about early Valentine cards and the evolution of the holiday. Regular museum admission applies: Adults – $5, Seniors (65+) – $4, Children ages 5-17 – $3. Lambert Castle Museum is at 3 Valley Road in Paterson.

Sunday February 11  – Family FUNday Presidents’ Day, 1 pm – 4  pm, at the Crane House , Montclair. You and your children will discover how our past presidents (and their wives and children) lived through crafts and other activities, including a Symbol of our Country scavenger hunt, making a log cabin, and play-acting George Washington’s Rules of Civility by the hearth fire. From 1 to 4 pm. Admission is $10/family.  110 Orange Road, Montclair.

Sunday February 18 – Tours of the Crane House, 1 pm- 4 pm. This historic house is a window on to the history of our nation from its early years as an independent country to a country embroiled in the civil rights struggle. Tours of the Crane House & Historic YWCA are on the hour, last tour at 3 pm. 110 Orange Road, Montclair.  Admission is $6/adult; $5/student/senior with ID; $4/child; under 2 free, good for both sites. Guided tours will be offered on Wednesdays at 1 pm.

Saturday March 3 – Hidden Treasures Appraisal Day, 10 am – 2 pm, Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union Street, Montclair. Bring your treasured and mysterious Victorian or vintage item and find out what it is and what it’s worth.  Organized by the Montclair History Center.

Sunday March 18 – Tours of the Crane House, 1 pm- 4 pm. This historic house is a window on to the history of our nation from its early years as an independent country to a country embroiled in the civil rights struggle. Tours of the Crane House & Historic YWCA are on the hour, last tour at 3 pm. 110 Orange Road, Montclair.  Admission is $6/adult; $5/student/senior with ID; $4/child; under 2 free, good for both sites. Guided tours will be offered on Wednesdays at 1 pm.

Friday April 27-Sunday April 29  – annual Victorian Tea at Lambert Castle. Seatings at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily with a musical performance by the Four Old Parts. Admission $45. Reservations required. To reserve a seat call (973 )247-0085 ext. 201. Lambert Castle Museum is at 3 Valley Road in Paterson.

Saturday May 5 -Landscapes of Conflict: Battlefield Preservation – Princeton  Historical Society. A one-day workshop given by the Historic Preservation at MARCH. The workshop will examine national, state, county, and municipal efforts at recognizing and preserving America’s fields of conflict. Using camps, fortifications, and battlefields of the American Revolution as case studies, the day will include a morning of presentations from historians, archaeologists, and county planners. Topics will include (1) an overview of national movement for battlefield preservation, (2) battlefield preservation on the state/county/municipality level, including heritage areas, and specific battlefield studies, such as Trenton, Red Bank, Princeton, Brandywine, and others, (3) use of archaeology in battlefield studies, and (4) the role of community in battlefield preservation, including study, inventory, awareness, stewardship, and heritage tourism. Cost is $75.00, space is limited.

For information visit https://ce-catalog.rutgers.edu/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=67544  or call  856-225-6875.