The History of Howe House: A Panel Discussion

February 8, 2023 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

A hybrid panel discussion, The History of the Howe House, will be co-presented by The Montclair Public Library Foundation, The Friends of Howe House, The Montclair History Center, The Montclair African American Heritage Foundation, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church of Montclair (The Mark) and The Universalist Unitarian Congregation at Montclair. The event is a hybrid program, and guests can attend in person or online through Zoom. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 8, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The James Howe House is the first African-American-owned home in Montclair and dates back to the eighteenth century. Formerly enslaved by Major Nathaniel Crane, James Howe received his freedom and the house in Crane’s Will in 1836. Recently, the Howe House came up for commercial sale, and a group of local preservationists successfully came together to purchase it at the last minute.

The panel of historians, genealogists, community scholars, and a descendant of the Crane and Howe families will discuss the history of the Howe House.

For more information on the event and to register, click here.