The Kenilworth Historical Society Inc. is an independent, volunteer-based, non-profit, tax-exempt, 501 (c) (3) organization (Tax ID No. 22-2502977; Charitable Registration No. CH1904400-01).
Funding for the Oswald J. Nitschke House and all programs that the Kenilworth Historical Society provides to schools and the general public depends entirely on donations, fundraisers and competitive grants that the organization applies for and is awarded based on merit. All members are unpaid volunteers.
Donations to the Kenilworth Historical Society are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Such monetary support is especially needed and appreciated during these difficult, uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic when, due to government-imposed headcount restrictions, the Kenilworth Historical Society is unable to hold its usual fundraising events, which are critical to the survival of the Oswald J. Nitschke House “living history” museum and cultural arts center.
Contributions may be sent to the Kenilworth Historical Society, 567 Boulevard, Kenilworth, New Jersey 07033. Checks should be made payable to the Kenilworth Historical Society.
Thank you for your support, which will be appreciated for many generations to come!
Nitschke House Elevator Campaign
The Kenilworth Historical Society (KHS) is working to repay a large amount of debt that it was compelled to incur in order to complete the Nitschke House elevator construction project within the time frame required of certain matching grants that had been awarded for the project. The elevator makes all three levels of the site accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and abilities, including those with physical challenges/disabilities. Contributions to the Nitschke House Elevator Campaign are of tremendous assistance in helping KHS keep the museum and cultural arts center running for the benefit of all people.
Kenilworth Heritage Walkway
Preserve Your Name Forever in the ‘Kenilworth Heritage Walkway’
A great gift idea for family, friends, organizations, businesses
The “Kenilworth Heritage Walkway” offers residents, businesses, organizations and others an opportunity to preserve their names forever in engraved brick pavers leading to the entrances of Kenilworth’s foremost historic site, the Oswald J. Nitschke House.
To purchase an engraved 4- by 8-inch concrete brick for the “Kenilworth Heritage Walkway,” please print and complete the order form at the bottom of this page or call 908-709-0434 to have a form e-mailed to you. Cost is $100. The maximum allowable length of an engraved message is three lines, 20 characters per line (including spaces between words).
Proceeds from the sale of engraved pavers will benefit the Kenilworth Historical Society’s Oswald J. Nitschke House “living history” museum and cultural arts center by helping defray restoration and operating expenses, including the substantial cost of an elevator that makes the site fully accessible to everyone. For further information, please call 908-709-0434.
NEW Kenilworth Commemorative Coverlet
A beautiful new commemorative coverlet (throw) featuring many of Kenilworth’s prominent historic sites and landmarks, particularly those that represent first responders, the U.S. Postal Service, veterans and small businesses, is available on a pre-order basis from the Kenilworth Historical Society. As with its predecessor, which was produced in 2007, this second edition coverlet is being viewed as a wonderful heirloom gift to be enjoyed and treasured from generation to generation.
The 48″ x 68″ colored woven design reflects the Kenilworth Historical Society’s mission, through the Oswald J. Nitschke House “living history” museum and cultural arts center, of “Bringing Cultures and History Together.” It features such historic sites/landmarks as the Kenilworth Municipal Building (c. 1962); Kenilworth Public Library (c. 1936); Shallcross Pond/Black Brook Park (1957); Sayre-Shallcross House (c. 1710); and McKinley School (c. 1902) plus the Kenilworth Police, Fire & Rescue Building/Vehicles (1950s); Kenilworth Fire House and Truck (1920s); Kanane Building/Post Office (c. 1899); Robert E. Jeans Sr. Veterans Memorial Park (2011) at Kenilworth Veterans Center/VFW Post 2230; Hiller’s Store, the community’s first store (c. 1897); Boulevard Midtown Shops (1957); Newark Avenue/New Orange Park (c. 1914); and James Arthur’s Construction Crew (c. 1899), builders of “100 Houses in 100 Days.”
The cost of the coverlet is $70.
Orders also are being accepted for the Kenilworth commemorative coverlet that was produced in 2007 for the Borough’s Centennial Celebration and which will be reproduced if/when the required minimum number of requests is met.
All proceeds from coverlet sales will benefit the historic Oswald J. Nitschke “living history” museum and cultural arts center by helping defray elevator and other operating costs.
For further information and to purchase a Kenilworth commemorative coverlet (throw), please call 908-709-0434.
Enrolling in Investors Bank Care2Share Affinity Program to Help KHS
When you bank at Investors Bank, you can help the Kenilworth Historical Society (KHS) by enrolling your personal or small business checking account in our Care2Share program. The bank will then make a .25% annual donation to KHS, paid quarterly, based upon the average monthly balances that you maintain in your enrolled account(s).
The program is free and does not affect your bank accounts or any of the features/benefits that come with them. It also is entirely confidential, and your information is never shared with anyone.
To help KHS receive donations from the bank, please complete this Investors Care2Share Account Enrollment Form and return it to any Investors Bank.
Your assistance in telling others about the Care2Share program would also be greatly appreciated, as the more accounts enrolled for KHS, the more substantial the donations KHS receives.
Please Note: The following Investors accounts can be enrolled in the Care2Share Program: Personal Checking Accounts, YourStyle Business Checking Accounts and YourStyle Business Premier Checking Accounts. Balances above $1,000,000 will not be calculated in determining the amount of the bank’s quarterly donation to KHS.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT!
KHS EVENTS TO BENEFIT NITSCHKE HOUSE MUSEUM
(Please see details on News/Events pages of this website)
Zumba Fitness Event – Oct. 4 (9 a.m.-9:45 a.m.)
(DiMario Park, 139 S. Michigan Ave., Kenilworth)
Kenilworth Communitywide Garage Sale – Oct. 10-Oct. 11, 2020
(9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Registration forms available on Borough of Kenilworth website (www.kenilworthborough.com), at Borough Clerk’s office and at Especially Yours florist. Payment (by check or exact $ amount) can be made at Borough Clerk’s office and at Especially Yours florist.
Registration Fee: $12 (for participating Kenilworth residences)
Bus Trip to Mohegan Sun Casino (Uncasville, Conn.) – Oct. 24, 2020
Advance reservations required (please call 908-709-0434)
“100 Years of Votes for Women” Victorian “Pink Tea” – Nov. 14, 2020
(Kenilworth Veterans Center, 33 S. 21 Street, Kenilworth)
Advance reservations (by Nov. 4) requested (please call 908-709-0434)
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT!