Saturday, May 6.
Explore a bucolic cemetery where some of Montclair’s early settlers rest in peace
Founded in 1863, the Mt. Hebron Cemetery was established on farmland donated by the area's earliest Dutch settlers. Plots include some of the oldest family names in Speertown (Upper Montclair) and Cranetown (Montclair). The 30-acre cemetery is the smallest in Montclair, and perhaps one of the most beautiful, with stunning views from its location on the eastern slope of First Mountain. The tour will highlight interesting grave imagery and notable people interred. Tour led by Lisanne Renner/Historian, Friends of Anderson Park and Helen Fallon/Trustee, Montclair History Center. This will be an all-walking tour. $10/person. Members may register on March 1; non-member registration opens March 5, firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-744-1796. Rain date Sunday, May 7. Please be prepared to park on Valley Road near the cemetery entrance at 851 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ as parking within the cemetery may be limited, and meet near cemetery office at 1 pm. www.montclairhistory.org.