Meetings

The VSANNJ meets monthly from September to June. Meetings are normally held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union Street, Montclair, NJ. The Club is handicapped accessible.

Our meetings typically feature a speaker presentation, followed by refreshments and socializing. Speakers are experts in their fields, and their talks (sometimes done in period costume) cover a wide variety of 19th century historic and cultural subjects. Topics have ranged from architecture and the decorative arts to social issues and politics.

Regular meetings are free for members; non-members pay $5 to attend. Our special Garden Party and Christmas Party can each be enjoyed by members and and their guests for just $15.

Upcoming Meetings….

Monday March 19, 2018, 7:00 pm– Program:  Open The Door, I’ll Get It Myself-  Stories of Women of the African American MigrationFrom the end of the Civil War until the mid-20th century, African American women left the South and moved North in search of a Promised Land.  Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps will present the stories of their journey to New Jersey and the lives they were able to fashion for themselves and their families.  Also, we will hold our Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser for the national VSA Summer School scholarship fund. Come ready to bid on new and vintage treasures.

Monday April 16, 2018 – Program:  Bloomfield Through Time. Richard Rockwell documents Bloomfield’s turn-of-the-19th-century residential architectural patterns and the building and remodeling trends that influenced the Bloomfield we know today.  The presentation will include rarely seen historic photographs digitally restored from negatives from the Nathan Russell Collection archives at the Glen Ridge Public Library juxtaposed with contemporary scenes.

Monday May 14, 2018 – Program:  Annual Preservation Award Meeting, location t.b.a.

Monday June 18, 2018 –  Program:   Annual Garden Party, location t.b.a.

Monday October 15, 2018 – Program:   19th Century Religion