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

Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ

Manor Open House

Come visit the Manor for a tour of this lovely homestead, rich in history, and take the time to locate your home on the maps. Be here for the unveiling of our new prize possession, a portrait of Richard Kingsland.

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

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

For more information email/contact Kingsland Manor

kingslandmanorrestorationtrust@gmail.com

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.

Kingsland Manor Winter-2018 Newsletter


Visit the Kingsland Manor as part of the

Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour

Dec. 1 and Dec. 2

Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ. Christmas decorations

Come visit a 1700s brownstone Dutch colonial steeped in history and decorated beautifully for the holiday season. Come explore the historic Homestead of the Kingsland family and beyond, set within park like grounds overlooking a pond and waterfalls.

The Manor will be open for tours on December 1st and 2nd as a part of the Essex County Historic Holiday House Tour from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Free Admission

Donations gratefully appreciated.

The Kingsland Manor is located on the corner of Kingsland Street and Lakeside Drive.

For more information call 973-661-3410, or email KingslandManorRestorationTrust@gmail.com


Friends of Kingsland Manor present

Story Time with Santa and Mrs. Claus

December 8 & 9, 2018

Santa and Mrs. Claus story time at Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ

Morning and Afternoon Sessions

Location: Kingsland Manor, 3 Kingsland St. corner of Lakeside Dr., Nutley, NJ

Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus will be hosting a holiday story time at Kingsland Manor. Children will leave with a small token from Santa and everyone will leave with memories for years to come. Don’t forget your camera!

Recommended for children up to 10 years old. Admission by reservation.

For more information, email or call 973-661-3410


The Kingsland Manor presents

A Candlelight Tour and Reading of “A Christmas Carol”

December 14, 2018

Reading of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' at Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ

Step back into the 19th century as you listen to a classic holiday story, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, read by John McCullough in the Kingsland Manor ballroom.

A candlelight tour of the Manor and holiday refreshments will follow the reading.

Recommended for adults and young adults (ages 12+).

For more information, email or call 973-661-3410

Kingsland Manor - A Christmas Carol, 2018


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Have you toured the manor house and grounds lately?

The Kingsland Manor, a restored 17th century colonial, Nutley, N.J.

One of two waterfalls at Kingsland Manor, Nutley, N.J.

Be sure to visit during each splendid season


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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Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ, post card 1906-1913 by Temme Co., donated by Thomas Michels

Thanks to Thomas Michels for donating an early postcard of the Kingsland Manor. The postcards were printed in Germany by the Temme Company of Orange, N.J., between 1906 and 1913. Fred G. Temme published black & white and tinted halftone view-cards depicting scenes from New York and New Jersey. That period covers the last few years of the Kingsland dynasty and the new owners, Daniel and Katherine McGinnity. The rear door entrance vestibule no longer exists. Franklin adopted the name Nutley in 1908. Modern post card view below.

 


Wine Tasting at Kingsland Manor, Nov. 3, 2018

Join us on November 3rd for this year's wine-tasting fundraiser at the lovely Kingsland Manor. Sample a wide array of wines in a complimentary commemorative wine glass, and enjoy a variety of appetizers, desserts, and coffee.

This is a great opportunity to choose your holiday wines while helping the Kingsland Manor.

This event is only for ages 21 and up.

Only 100 tickets will be sold, so don't wait to purchase yours!

Reserve and pay online using Eventbrite


Paranormal Evenings at Kingsland Manor

Join a group of fellow ghost hunters in an investigation and a reveal conducted by The Island Paranormal Society. Choose either the evening of Saturday October 6th or Saturday October 20th. Follow Matt Hass and his team of investigators as they scare up spirits and ghosts from the Manor’s past!

Tickets are going fast! The event is limited to 24 persons each evening. Reservations are required. The cost per person is $25.00

For more information:

Call 973-661-3410, Email Kingsland Manor


Kingsland Manor Colonial Day

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 1 pm to 5 pm

Enjoy a fun and interactive living-history event at the Kingsland Manor, 3 Kingsland St., Nutley, on Sunday, October 21st from 1 pm to 5 pm. Watch our colonial past come to life as you learn how people worked and played in pre-industrial America. See how they cooked food, dressed, made cosmetics, spun yarn, used woodworking tools, wove baskets, performed music, and prepared gardens. Sample a selection of foods, help churn butter, try rug braiding, play colonial games, make marbles, and listen to harpsichord music and popular songs.

Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information:

Call 973-661-3410, Email Kingsland Manor

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Colonial Day Event Celebrates Nutley History at Kingsland Manor


Kingsland Manor Exterior Painting

Kingsland Manor exterior paiting, 2018. Nutley NJ Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ - NJ Historic Trust grant

The exterior restoration and painting of the Kingsland Manor was recently completed by Montclair Painting and Contracting LLC also known as Gikas Painting through your donations and a matching grant from New Jersey Historic Trust and the 1772 Foundation. Thank you all for your support!


Bus McGinnity Speakeasy

The Bus McGinnity Speakeasy is taking shape and we're about ready to install a bar. We believe that Bus constructed his bar out of old panel doors. If you have any 30" to 32" wooden panel doors that you would be interested in donating to our project, please contact the Kingsland Manor on our Gmail account KingslandManorRestorationTrust@gmail.com or leave a message on our phone 973-661-3410. Thank you.

The Bus McGinnity Speakeasy Renovations, Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ The Bus McGinnity Speakeasy Renovations, Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ

The Bus McGinnity Speakeasy Renovations, Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ  The Bus McGinnity Speakeasy Renovations, Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ

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

GENTLEMEN!
KINDLY RESPECT THE LADY IN OUR MIDST!

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.

Opening The Bus McGinnity Speakeasy to visitors will be announced when renovations are complete. Meanwhile visit our open house tour for more background on where this gin joint was located in good old Nutley, New Jersey.


Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

at Kingsland Manor - Open House Tour

July 15, 2018

NJ Folk Revival Music – History and Tradition by Michael C. GabrieleThe Kingsland Manor is celebrating the 34th anniversary of National Ice Cream Month with a House and Garden Tour on Sunday. Take a tour, enjoy a refreshing treat, and learn about the history of traditional folk revival music in the Garden State in a special presentation from Michael Gabriele.

Michael Gabriele will discuss his new book, “New Jersey Folk Revival Music – History and Tradition” and present an acoustic live music segment of folk songs. Copies of Gabriel’s book will be available for sale.

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

The Kingsland Manor is open to visitors on scheduled open house days - the third Sunday of the month, as available, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Free Admission. Donations gratefully appreciated and help with our ongoing restoration efforts on this historic site..

The Kingsland Manor is located on the corner of Kingsland Street and Lakeside Drive. For more information call 973-661-3410, or email.

Watch for information on our Kingsland Manor Facebook group.


Kingsland Manor running team supports

20th Annual Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K Fun Run

Kingsland Manor members supports 20th Annual Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K Fun Run, 2018

Kingsland Manor members supports 20th Annual Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K Fun Run Kingsland Manor members supports 20th Annual Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K Fun Run

Kingsland Manor members supports 20th Annual Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K Fun Run

Photos: Linda Buset


Love Baseball?  Love history?  Watch 1860s Base Ball!

 The Kingsland Manor Presents

 

The Flemington Neshanock Base Ball Club

 Versus  

Kingsland Colonels of Nutley Base Ball Club

Fourth Annual Base Ball Classic

Yanticaw, Boys Park, Nutley, N.J.

The Flemington Neshanock Base Ball Club plays by 19th Century rules, uses authentic replicas of 19th Century equipment and wears 19th Century uniforms. As was the custom in the mid-19th Century, all fielders play barehanded - they do not wear gloves. Today’s Neshanock were re-established in 2001 by Brad “Brooklyn” Shaw, proudly reviving the original name of the team.

The Nutley Colonels was a semi-professional base ball club that was managed by a local All-State baseball star, Anthony J. San Giacomo. The Kingsland Manor is re-establishing that classic base ball club, fielding a “Colonels” team against the Neshanock Base Ball Club at Yanticaw Park on May 5, 2018.

The Colonels team uniform will be white long-sleeved shirts and black pants and a pill-box styled base ball cap shown in the 1895 Colonels picture above.

Free Attendance ● Donations by Pass the Hat

For more information contact us at 973-661-3410 or via email: KingslandManorRestorationTrust@gmail.com.

Directions Boys Park is located at Yanticaw Park. Click image to view map.

The 4th Annual Kingsland Manor Base Ball Classic was dedicated to the memory of
Carmen Orechio, a great Nutleyite and friend of athletes. The first pitch at today’s game
was thrown by Orechio’s great nephew Robert D’Alessandro.

Carmen Orechio’s great-nephew Carl Ciccone, niece Kathleen Mirucki, great-niece Ellen Ciccone,
and great-nephew Robert D’Alessandro

The Nutley Colonels plot strategy in fourth time facing the Flemington Neshanochs at Yanticaw
Boys Park, Carmen A. Orechio Sports Complex. — at Yanticaw Park. (above)

The Nutley Colonels (white shirts/maroon caps) played the Flemington Neshanochs at Yanticaw
Boys Park, Carmen A. Orechio Sports Complex. — at Yanticaw Park. (below)

Event photos: Anthony Buccino


Kingsland Family Gathering at Kingsland Manor

The Kingsland Manor hosted a visit of 21 Kingsland family members from all parts of the east coast on Saturday, April 7, 2018. It was a thrill to meet so many Kingsland family members and offer them a tour of their four-times great-grandfather's home.

Kingsland Family Gathering at Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ


Spring Cleanup at the Kingsland Manor

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Spring Cleanup at Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ

It is time for our annual outdoor Spring cleaning.  Come join us to celebrate National Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, at the Manor located at 3 Kingsland Street, Nutley (access via Lakeside Drive).  Gloves, rakes, shovels and bags will be provided. Wear sturdy shoes and work clothes and bring along clippers and a friend. 

Everyone is welcome to pitch in and clean up and prepare our gardens for planting.  

This is a great opportunity to get outside and get moving after the winter cold and spring snow storms, while helping to beautify the grounds at the Manor at the same time. Coffee and light refreshments will be available.

Any time you can give to the Manor is greatly appreciated.

If additional information is needed, please call 973-661-3410 or email: kingslandmanorrestorationtrust@gmail.com

UPDATE

Spring Cleanup at the Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ April 2018

We beat last year's record of the number of bags filled on Earth Day! Thanks to all our members, neighbors and supporters who came out to help on Earth Day.

Special thanks to scout volunteers who came out on Sunday to clean-up the Kingsland Manor grounds on Earth Day. To the scouts of troops 142 of Nutley, 147 of Nutley and 22 of Bloomfield, we greatly appreciate all of your hard work.

Spring Cleanup at the Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ April 2018

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Introduction to Floral Design Workshop

June 23, 2018

This class will introduce you to the creative world of floral design using New Jersey grown flowers. You'll learn the basic elements and principles of floral design and leave with a beautiful arrangement worth $85 in a shop along with the knowledge you need to create your own designs. Coffee, doughnuts, and fruit will be provided.


Richard Kingsland Returns Home to Kingsland Manor in Nutley

Richard Kingsland portrait unveiling on Sept. 18, 2016On Sept. 18, 2016, we unveiled our prize possession, an original painting of Richard Kingsland in the newly decorated north parlor at our open house.

The oil portrait of Richard Kingsland has been offered to the Kingsland Manor by his descendants. Richard was the grandson of Joseph Kingsland and brother to Joseph Kingsland III. Together they were partners in the paper business in Nutley.

Richard Kingsland – the portrait – has crossed the country from Colorado and now awaits its new home in Nutley. Richard is home and we found a generous donor to assume the total cost of having him shipped home!

View the painting during our open house at the Kingsland Manor.

Kingsland Manor Restoration Trust
3 Kingsland Street
Nutley, NJ 07110

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Kingsland Manor
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Out of the Past

The Nutley Tract

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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.

The Nutley Board of Commissioners, the members of The Historic Restoration Trust, the citizens of Nutley and all those who will visit and use this historic site thank you for your interest in The Kingsland Manor. We hope you will return often.


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