Kingsland Manor, 17th Century Colonial, Nutley, NJKINGSLAND MANOR

3 Kingsland Street, Nutley, N.J.

A 1700s Colonial Steeped in History

Created in 1973, the Historic Restoration Trust of Nutley is a group of actively interested citizens whose continuing task is to move Kingsland Manor toward the broad goal of landmark, museum and local activity resource. Working in committees, the volunteers have set the restoration program on course.

At a Glance

Manor Open House with tours, refreshments
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., March 15, 2020

Dressed to Kill: Fashion in the Victorian Era
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., March 28, 2020

Manor Open House with tours, refreshments
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., April 19, 2020

ANNUAL BASE BALL CLASSIC - Saturday, May 16

Manor Open House with tours, refreshments
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., May 17, 2020


Manor Open House with tours, refreshments
third Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


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Events subject to change


Dressed to Kill: Fashion in the Victorian Era, Kingsland Manor, Nutley NJ

Dressed to Kill: Fashion in the Victorian Era
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., March 28, 2020

Learn about the hidden dangers of Victorian fashion and enjoy a Victorian-style reception in the gracious atmosphere of Kingsland Manor.

From arsenic in clothing, to blazing crinolines, to lead in cosmetics, throughout history, we have worn deadly clothing and makeup to be at the height of fashion . . . even if it kills us. Textile and fashion historian Dana Bala will discuss some of the most lethal fashion practices in history, focusing on the Victorian and Edwardian periods, when people were literally “Dressed to Kill.”

Join us for a fun Victorian-themed afternoon at Kingsland Manor, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 28th, 2020. After the presentation, attendees will enjoy a variety of Victorian tea refreshments at an informal reception.

The event is limited to the first 25 who register. Tickets are $20.

Reserve your seat for Dressed to Kill: Fashion in the Victorian Era

About the presenter: Dana Bala has presented at other historic sites such as the Abraham Staats House, the Miller-Cory Museum, and the Red Mill, and she volunteers at Washington Crossing Park. Her other areas of interest/expertise include quilting, embroidery, cooking, and genealogy.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED


Kingsland Manor Prohibition Party, Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ

The Kingsland Manor Presents

A wine and spirits prohibition party

Prohibition officially began on January 17, 1920, when the Volstead Act went into effect. Join us as we observe the centennial of this failed national experiment.

 Come as a flapper or come as you are,

Dress as a gangster or silent screen star,

It is going to be fun, no matter the dress,

Just bring yourself, and we’ll do the rest.

1920s dress is encouraged, but not mandatory.

If you are lucky and not suspicious, you may gain entry to the basement Speakeasy! Bus McGinnity set up this Nutley watering hole in the 1920s, thumbing his nose at national laws. Bus, and his cast of local characters, will recreate this bootleg scene with Phonograph DJ MAC spinning 1920s shellac records.

Sample a wide array of wines and spirits at this Wine Tasting event, plus enjoy a variety of appetizers, desserts and coffee/tea, and receive a complimentary wine glass.

 When: Saturday, January 18, 2020

A wine and spirits prohibition party

Saturday, January 18, 2020.


McGinnity Speakeasy: Prohibition Party celebrates restoration of our

‘Juice Joint’ to 100-year ago grandeur

Missed the big party? Here are some photos: Prohibition Wine Tasting fundraiser

Bus McGinnity Speakeasy Restoration - Grand Re-opening

The Bus McGinnity Speakeasy is ready for visitors! Wait til you see it finished and in-person!

In 1909, the McGinnity family purchased the home. Daniel McGinnity, a famous fight promoter and entertainment entrepreneur, used Nutley as a training camp for his prize fighters.

It was Bernard “Bus” McGinnity, Daniel’s son who ran a speak-easy in the basement of the Kingsland Manor during Prohibition.

Speakeasy Woman photo by Anthony Buccino

After Prohibition was repealed, he and his mother, Katherine, ran it as the Colonial Club until their liquor license was revoked. Then the Manor became known as the Nutley Private Hospital, as the McGinnitys operated a convalescent home.

By 1938, the estate was offered at a Sheriff's sale for roughly $4,000 in back taxes and liens.

Grand Opening of The Bus McGinnity Speakeasy to visitors will be at the Prohibition Party!

A brief history of the McGinnity Speakeasy


Visit our 1700s brownstone Dutch colonial steeped in history. Explore the historic homestead of the Kingsland family and beyond, set within park like grounds overlooking a pond and waterfalls.

The Manor is open for tours the third Sunday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Check this site for the latest information.

The Manor is also used by the public for general social events, meetings and by Nutley’s senior citizens. Musical and other events also take place there as do classroom visits by local elementary school children and scout groups. Private tours are also available upon request.

Manor events are also posted on the Nutley township website at www.nutleynj.org.

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Kingsland Manor Trust long-term President Dorothy Greengrove passes, 87

It is with deep sorrow and pain that we inform you of the death of our President, Dorothy Greengrove.

Dorothy L. Greengrove, a Life Well-Lived,
Dedicated to her Family, Nutley and Kingsland Manor
Dorothy L. Greengrove, founding member of Kingsland Manor Restoration Trust

Devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Dedicated to preserving local history

Dorothy L. Greengrove, 87, a lifelong resident of Nutley, passed away on Wednesday September 25, 2019. Born in Passaic, she was the daughter of the late August and Paula L. (Arnold) Pfefferle. Mrs. Greengrove was a realtor with Moscara Realty in Nutley before retiring. She was also a recipient of the Mattia Award, member of the Historic Restoration Trust, the Nutley Town Club and was active with the Girl Scouts of America.

Dorothy is survived by her beloved husband, James B. Greengrove, her children, Keith Greengrove and wife, Lisa, Kate Greengrove and husband, Art Pfefferle, Kris Greengrove and husband, Jim Martino, Karl Greengrove and husband, Ulises Robles and her loving grandchildren, Eva, Carson, Anton, Owen and Ella. She was also the dear sister of the late Fred Pfefferle.

The Funeral Service were conducted September 30, 2019, at the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home, 267 Centre St. Nutley. Interment will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park in Union.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Historic Restoration Trust, (www.kingslandmanor.org) 3 Kingsland St. Nutley, NJ 07110.

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From our archives: Dorothy Greengrove, Dedicated Historian, 1974


Nutley, New Jersey, Historic Map Reprints

Now available for purchase at the Kingsland Manor

Nutley N.J. - archival maps for sale at Kingsland Manor In the Kingsland Manor ballroom now on display and available to purchase, reprints of two sets of historic maps of Nutley. Most landowner’s names on these map plates are still known to us through streets named after them. 

The earlier set of three maps is from the 1890 Robinson Atlas of Essex County that show the locations of some of the tracts of land owned by the prominent families that made up the area while it was still Franklin.

The second set of three maps is from the 1906 Mueller Atlas of Essex County that provide more detail of the roads, homes, street car tracks, and railroad that existed when Nutley was incorporated as a town.

 Each map is printed on quality paper and priced at $30 each or $75 for a complete set of three. Maps measure about 30" x 20".

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Nutley, NJ 07110

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