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 $10 to attend.
Monday April 15, 2019 – Program: “Lambert Castle,“ presented by Heather Garside, director and curator of the Passaic County Historical Society. Lambert Castle is an English-style castle and former home to Catholina Lambert, a magnate in the silk industry that once flourished in Paterson.
May 2019 – Program: Annual Preservation Award Meeting. Date and location to be announced.
June 2019 – Program: “The Jersey Shore“ (re-scheduled from January). Everyone has heard of the pirates of the Caribbean, but have you heard of the pirates of New Jersey? At one time, the coast of New Jersey was infested with pirates and privateers. This and other colorful facts about the New Jersey coastline will be the subject of historian Kevin Woyce’s talk. Mr. Woyce will give a tour of our coastal history, from the days of pirates and shipwrecks to the founding of today’s popular summer resorts. The presentation will include slides featuring photographs, maps and images of historic places, people and events.