KINGSLAND 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

July 16, 2017 - Ice Cream Sunday – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

October 14 and 21, 2017 – Island Paranormal Investigation and Reveal

December 2 and 3, 2017 – Historic Holiday House Tour, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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ICE CREAM SUNDAY - Kingsland Manor - Open House Tour

Sunday, July 16, 1 P.M. to 4 P.M.

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.

Ann Miller Vester Kingsland's wedding dress @ Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ

See This Beautiful Wedding Dress in Person - Ann Miller Vester Kingsland's wedding dress is now displayed in the Kingsland parlor. Ann married Richard Bennet Kingsland, the great grandson of Richard Kingsland, in 1949. We want to thank Richard Bennet Kingsland, Jr. and his wife Dianne for donated the portrait of Richard and Ann's beautiful gown.

Enjoy this 1700s brownstone center hall colonial. Come explore the historic homestead of the Kingsland family set within park-like grounds overlooking Kingsland Pond and waterfalls.

The upstairs child's room has been redone and now features the original Kingsland cradle donated to the Kingsland Manor by Winifred Kingsland Carryl Harris in 2016. A replica of the original Kingsland cradle, handcrafted by Leon Kish using the original Kingsland template is featured in the main bedroom.

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.

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

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OUT OF THE PAST

THE NUTLEY TRACT

TALL TALES?

THE HOMESTEAD

KEEPING PACE

TOWARD THE FUTURE

EXTERIOR RESTORATION

A LIVING MUSEUM

BIRTH OF NEW JERSEY

KINGSLAND GENEALOGY Descendants of Sir Patrick Barnewall Kingsland; (May 2016)

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The Kingsland Manor Presents the 3rd

Bus McGinnity Speakeasy Party

Classic Kingsland Manor Speakeasy car - photo by Leon KishCome 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.

Join us for a fun evening

to raise funds to restore

the Kingsland Manor Speakeasy!

◊ Dress to impress the judge and win a prize for best outfit

◊ Enjoy an evening of appetizers and libations.

◊ Dance under the stars to the music of Nutley native, DJ MAC Michael Cumella.

Saturday, June 3, 2017, The Kingsland Manor at 3 Kingsland Street

Thanks to all who helped put this event together and our guests who support the Manor.

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Guests Who Knew The Password Got into Nutley's Secret Speakeasy Saturday Night


Thanks to all who attended, played and supported this event!

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TapIntoNutley: Ballists, Bugs, and Sockdolagers fill Boys' Park for Kingsland Manor Baseball Classic


Kingsland Manor Speed Racers

Kingsland Manor participates in the Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K May 7, 2017

Kingsland Manor participates in the Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K May 7, 2017


Plein Air Paint-Out

Saturday, April 29, 2017

An art exhibition and wine and cheese reception will take place at the Kingsland Manor on Saturday, April 29 (rain date April 30th) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to benefit the Nutley Public Library.

'Monet Perfect' Day for Library's Plein Air Event at Kingsland Manor

Facebook album of artists


Earth Day, April 22, 2017

BSA Troop 147 Pitches in at Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ. Earth Day

Troop 147 Pitches in at Kingsland Manor - Many thanks to all the volunteers and members who took time out of their day to beautify the Kingsland Manor gardens. Special mention to the scouts of troop 147 of Nutley.

Kingsland Manor Earth Day Cleanup

and Open House this Weekend

Spring is finally here and so is Earth Day.  The Historic Restoration Trust is once again participating in the 10th Annual Community Clean Up for Earth Day for 2017 on Saturday, April 22 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Manor located at 3 Kingsland Street, Nutley (access via Lakeside Dr.) 

Gloves, rakes shovels and bags will be provided. Bring along clippers and wear suitable clothing and shoes.  Everyone is welcome to pitch in and clean up our gardens and help to beat last year’s record for number of bags collected. Your community involvement is what makes Nutley a unique and successful town. Any time you can give to the Manor is greatly appreciated.

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Looking Grand

Kingsland Manor Hallway Plastered and Painted, Nutley, NJ

Kingsland Manor Hallway Plastered and Painted - see the album


McGinnity Kin Visit Kingsland Manor

In 1918, the McGinnity family purchased the Kingsland Manor 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. 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 McGinnity family operated a convalescent home.

Lorraine McGinnity Darney, the daughter of "Bus" McGinnity and Lulu Hartman McGinnity, recently visited the Kingsland Manor with her daughter, Lora Paxton, her daughter-in-law, Chris Darney and her grandson, John Paxton.

From left, Lora Paxton, Lorraine McGinnity Darney, John Paxton and Chris Darney.

Lulu and Bus separated when Lorraine was about two years old. She didn't have many memories to share and nothing about the Speakeasy or the Colonial Club. She did remember that the McGinnity's were animal lovers, raised dogs for sale, her mom (Lulu) was a college graduate and a teacher in the Newark School system and that she spent summers with her grandparents, Bill and Johanna Hartmann, in Rockland Lake, N.Y.


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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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2016 Kingsland Manor Events

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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! Join us for our formal reveal of the painting during our open house at the Kingsland Manor on Sept. 18.

Nutley manor unveils portrait of family member


Kingsland Restoration Trust has joined Boiling Springs Savings Bank's Community Alliance Program to help raise funds.

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