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The historian for Friends of Anderson Park will present the story of the Bellevue Avenue Branch Library as part of the Montclair History Center’s virtual Zoom series “History at Home.” A violent labor strike, a private meeting in Andrew Carnegie’s home office, a petition by Upper Montclair residents, and the emergence of a new profession for women all played into the creation of this branch of the Montclair Public Library. It is a jewel-box of a building and a community resource that will have its 110th birthday this year. This online-only presentation is free, but registration is required. Registration link: https://events.humanitix.com/history-at-home-carnegie-s-gift-to-montclair-the-history-of-the-bellevue-avenue-branch-library

This Montclair History Center program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.


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