Eric Nelson, Historic Interpreter of the NJ Palisades Park Commission will present a fascinating program “The History of the Palisades”, through images and narrative at The Woman’s Club of Upper Montclair on Wednesday, December 1st at 1:30 p.m. It will include the remarkable history of the grand estates along the Palisades and the families and servants who lived in them. Artists, captains of industry, eccentrics – all were among the men and women who, from the time of the Civil War through the Great Depression, would build unique and often lavish homes upon the precipices of the Palisades.
Approximately 30 years ago the Palisades became both a National Natural Landmark and a National Historical Landmark, a rare dual designation, granted, in part, because of the outstanding efforts of the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs to protect and save this extraordinary natural feature.
Refreshments will be served after the program. Masks will be required. A $5 admission fee is requested for non-members. Guests are welcome.