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


Fifth Annual Base Ball Classic - Boy’s Park, Nutley, N.J.
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., May 18, 2019


Manor Open House with tours, refreshments
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., May 19, 2019


Manor Open House with tours, refreshments
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., June 16, 2019


ICE CREAM SUNDAY Manor Open House with tours, refreshments
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., July 21, 2019


Manor Open House - August, no open house.


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Events subject to change


Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ - Floral Arranging

Kingsland Manor Offers a Floral Design Class

Just in time for Mother’s Day!

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

 Join us for a fun-filled educational event at the Kingsland Manor!

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.

 Space is limited to the first 20 who register. Once the seats are sold out, we encourage you to put your name on a waiting list in case a spot opens up. Those who remain on the waiting list will be contacted if the workshop is offered again.

 When: Thursday, May 9th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: The Kingsland Manor at 3 Kingsland Street

Cost: $45 per person (includes instruction, all floral materials and refreshments)

About the teacher: Janet J. Corrao, AIFD, CFD, is a certified floral designer and the former owner of Kingsland & Franklin Florals. Her stunning arrangements have graced numerous Kingsland Manor events. Janet is also a Master Gardener and is restoring the Kingsland Manor's garden to a historically accurate colonial herb and flower garden.

Reservations for Floral Arranging are available at Spring Floral Arranging


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

 

5th Annual Base Ball Classic

1 p.m., May 18, 2018 at 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 18, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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 .


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.

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

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.

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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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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.


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


1st Kingsland Family Reunion at Kingsland Manor

Kingsland Manor members Eleanor Storer and Dorothy Greengrove

June 16, 1982 – From left, Eleanor Storer and Dorothy Greengrove, members of the Kingsland
Trust, sit in the ballroom of the Kingsland Manor. The Kingsland Trust is made up of
Nutley townspeople who are dedicated to preserving the manor as a historic landmark.
Members dress in garb of the 19th century when they conduct tours
of the Kingsland Manor. Photo by Lisa Lombardi/South Bergenite


2019


Dana Bala: Quilting and Textiles in the 18th and 19th CenturiesQuilting and Textiles in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Kingsland Manor Open House and Tours

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Dana Bala has been quilting for approximately 15 years. She combines her love of history and fabric through researching historic quilts, patterns, techniques and the textile industry, particularly, in the 18th and 19th centuries.

A frequent volunteer at Washington Crossing Park, she has also given presentations at other historic sites such as the Abraham Staats House, the Miller-Corey Museum, East Jersey Olde Towne, and the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead.  Her other areas of interest/expertise include embroidery, cooking and genealogy.

Admission is by donation to help with our ongoing restoration efforts at this historic site.


Parents, Need something for your children to do during the February school break? Kingsland Manor Offers Beginning Knitting Workshop for Grades 5-8

February 2019

The Kingsland Manor is offering a workshop that will teach beginning knitting for grades 5 through grade 8. It will take place over two days: February 19 (Tuesday) and February 21 (Thursday) from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Kingsland Manor ballroom. February 22 (Friday) is a snow date.

Students will learn to cast on, knit, and cast off. They will complete a project and possibly start on a second project that uses the purl stitch.

Space is limited to 12 students. Once the seats are sold out, we encourage you to put your name on a waiting list in case a spot opens up. Those who remain on the waiting list will be contacted if the workshop is offered again.

Where: The Kingsland Manor at 3 Kingsland Street


Manor Open House - Nutley Author's Latest Nutley Book

March 24, 2019

Nutley Notables - Vol 2 by Anthony Buccino - At Kingsland ManorVisit 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.

Local author Anthony Buccino will join us at 2 p.m. to discuss his latest book Nutley Notables - The men and women who made a memorable impact on our home town, Nutley, New Jersey, Vol. 2.

Buccino profiled more than one-hundred Nutley notables in Nutley Notables - Volume Two (ISBN 978-1728689487, 132 pages).  In fact, the first fifty pages document Nutley women’s contributions as artists, volunteers, writers, politicians, a suffragette, a firefighter, and a New Jersey State Police officer.

Following his talk, copies of his Nutley books will be available for purchase and autograph.


Basket Making Workshop at Kingsland Manor Nutley, 3-30-19Introduction to Basket Making with Sandra Kehoe

March 30, 2019

Kingsland Manor is offering an all-day basket making workshop taught by Sandra Kehoe. The basket that will be made is the “blueberry basket” pictured here. It will be made in a natural color, and instructions for coloring it at home will be provided by the instructor.

We are offering this workshop at a special price of $65, which includes materials and a light lunch. (Note that the same or a comparable workshop would cost much more in other locations.)


Women’s Month continues at the Kingsland Manor

The Path to 1920s Enfranchisement for Women

Denny Daniel of the Museum of Interesting Things conducts a special Open House April 7, 2019

Suffragette City - Beyond just voting rights!

The fight to give women the vote lasted over 100 years and spanned the world. It was not just a movement for voting rights, though.  The Museum of Interesting Things, through its vast collection of actual artifacts from that era, will reveal what the bicycle had to do with the movement; why some men were afraid of women with hats; how other issues of the times, like the civil rights and temperance movements, were involved; and the humorous affirmations and counterpoints on the topic of allowing women to vote. Someone might even get to try on a bustle dress! By the end, you’ll see if society really did collapse when the fairer sex entered the voting booth.

The Museum’s suffragette and women's rights show uses real historic items on voting/occupations/rights for women over the ages, including a voting machine with Presidential candidate Harding still on it, suffragette dresses, poll station books containing names from the 1920 election, historic postcards, women's rights books going back 100 years, and many more items!                     


Spring Volunteer Earth Day Clean Up, April 27, 2019

Kingsland Manor, Nutley, NJ - Spring Cleanup - April 27, 2019It is time for some Spring cleaning! Join the Kingsland Manor team and help us get the property in tip top shape! We are seeking volunteers who love to be outdoors and don’t mind a little yard work. Our crew of volunteers will be asked to help with tasks such as clearing sticks and leaves, which we have plenty of after the winter storms this year and cleaning out the garden beds to get the ready for planting. This is a great opportunity to get outside and moving after the long, cold winter while making a difference at the same time.

You can volunteer for as little or as long as you would like for the day. Gardening tools will be provided.

Grab a rake and join staff and volunteers at the Historic Gardens in the Kingsland Manor to clean up the grounds and prepare for the spring garden season. Staff and volunteers will be there each day and welcome any time you can contribute - even an hour or two would be greatly appreciated!

If you would like more information or if you are interested in helping please contact the Kingsland Manor at 973-661-3410 or you can email us by clicking the live link or entering kingslandmanornutley@gmail.com.

Inclement Weather Plan

This day will take place outdoors. Weather updates will be posted on our website and our Facebook page. For the participants who sign up in advance, we will be in touch via email regarding any weather-related changes.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

We have several options for those who would like to volunteer with us this season. If you are unable to join us for Spring Earth Day Clean Up, or if you would like more information about other volunteer opportunities, please contact the Kingsland Manor at 973-661-3410 or email us kingslandmanornutley@gmail.com. We can provide you with information about volunteer benefits and more. We would love for you to join our team!

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

Tall Tales?

The Homestead

Keeping Pace

Toward the Future

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BIRTH OF NEW JERSEY

Historic Maps of Nutley

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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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