Museum & Cultural

Montclair History Center

CG is helping the Montclair History Center with its mission to share stories of local history and its origins as Cranetown. The enterprising Israel Crane constructed a turnpike that opened New Jersey’s heartland to early trade. Interpretive signage has been designed for the preserved historic buildings and microfarm, which host a variety of hands-on educational programs for both children and adults.

MHC also has an interesting link to African-American history; the Crane House served as the only freestanding YWCA for African-American women in the U.S. The site orientation sign displays other heritage tourism sites in New Jersey, which range from the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens to the Thomas Edison National Historic Park.

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