Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center Presents “Ladies and Gentlemen… The Beatles!”
Nov 18 2022 – Jun 25 2023 all-day

The Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center will present the exhibition, “Ladies and Gentlemen… The Beatles” from November 18 till June 25. The exhibition offers insights into how and why The Beatles impacted America in the early ‘60s and beyond.

Curated by the GRAMMY Museum® and Fab Four Exhibits, the exhibition will focus on the period from early 1964 through mid-1966 when Beatlemania ran rampant in America. The Beatles affected every aspect of pop culture including fashion, art, advertising, media, and music. Artifacts on display include clothing worn by members of The Beatles, lyric sheets composed by Paul McCartney, hand- written set lists from concerts, and more.

Tickets are required for entry. To purchase tickets, click here.

The History of Howe House: A Panel Discussion
Feb 8 @ 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.

The Dey Mansion Presents 4th Annual George Washington Symposium
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:45 pm

The Dey Mansion will host its 4th Annual George Washington Symposium on Sunday, February 19, beginning at 10 am. The symposium focuses on a variety of topics on eighteenth-century history and the American Revolution where historians and researcher have the opportunity to present their projects.

Tickets are required to attend. For more information, click here.

John O. Perpener III “African-American Concert Dancers: Activism, Advocacy, and Protest”
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Paul R. Jones Annual Lecture honors Paul R. Jones and his gift of African American art to the University of Delaware. The annual lecture is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and demonstrates the significance of Black arts to humanistic studies and showcases individuals whose contributions to the field are “exemplary, interdisciplinary, and inspiring.”

John O. Perpener III will give the 2023 Paul R. Jones Distinguished Lecture titled “African-American Concert Dancers: Activism, Advocacy, and Protest.” Perpener is the author of African-American Concert Dance: The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond and has served as a primary consultant and commentator for the PBS documentary “Free to Dance.”

The lecture will be held in the Gore Recital Hall in the Roselle Center for the Arts, starting at 5 pm.

Registration is required. For more information and to register, click here.

#HoweHouseMatters Art Exhibit and Sale
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices real estate brokerage office will host an art exhibit and sale to benefit the Friends of Howe House on March 9, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

  • All types of media will be excepted, including photographs, paintings, sculptures, etc…

  • Artwork must not exceed 16” x 20”

  • Artwork must be ready to be displayed

  • Artwork must be labeled with a title, description of medium, and artist’s contact information

For more information, click here.

New Jersey Association of Museums Presents “Beyond the Bake Sale: Fundraising for Local History Organizations”
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The New Jersey Association of Museums (NJAM) presents a virtual discussion with Jamie Simek, Beyond the Bake Sale: Fundraising for Local History Organizations. Most organizations cover daily expenses through unrestricted, general operating funds. The webinar will examine how annual giving and membership programs can help you build relationships that can sustain your fundraising and lead to even larger gifts.

From the NJAM: Jamie Simek’s 20-year career in organization and constituent relations includes stops in university and alumni relations, student organization advising, veterans services, fundraising training, and grant writing. As the fundraising educator for Local History Services at the Indiana Historical Society, she taught fundraising, grant writing, and evaluation methods to hundreds of heritage organization leaders. First at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and now at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, she is the grants manager and a member of the advancement team. Jamie is the author of Beyond the Bake Sale: Fundraising for Local History Organizations, published by Rowan & Littlefield in 2022.

Tickets are required to attend the webinar.

NJAM Members | $10

Non-Members | $20

Students | $10

To register, click here.

Forward Together, Backward Never! The History and Future of the Equal Rights Amendment
Mar 24 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

The Alice Paul Institute presents the Era Symposium, Forward Together, Backward Never! The History and Future of the Equal Rights Amendment on Friday, March 24 from 8:30 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.

The Symposium will feature panel discussion with historians, state legislators, attorneys, and advocates. They will explore the history of the Equal Rights Amendment, the way New Jersey’s constitution and legislature is impacted by the state’s ERA provision, the current state of advocacy for equal rights amendments, and how New Jersey’s ERA impacts the practice of law in the state.

The ERA Symposium is presented in partnership with the New Jersey State Bar Association.

From the Alice Paul Institute:

General Admission Tickets for in-person attendees $80

Student Tickets for currently enrolled students $50 (must register with valid school email address)

Virtual Tickets for access to LiveStream of the event $40

Your ticket provides access to all panel discussions and keynote address.

General Admission and Student tickets also include breakfast, lunch, and cocktail hour (drinks and hors d’oeuvres)

Tickets sales will go live January 21, 2023.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

New Jersey History and Historic Preservation Conference: Fun and Fury! @ Stockton University - Atlantic City
Jun 12 – Jun 13 all-day

The annual New Jersey History and Historic Preservation Conference: Fun and Fury! will take place at Stockton University-Atlantic City on June 12 and 13, 2023.

From the New Jersey Historic Trust: The New Jersey History and Historic Preservation Conference is an annual state-wide educational and networking opportunity for history and historic preservation professionals and volunteers in the fields of architecture, planning, heritage site, and museum management, public history, archaeology, municipal preservation commissions, county heritage offices, developers, students, and more.

For more information, click here.