The Kenilworth Historical Society Inc. is an independent, 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.
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. The organization also has established a “GoFundMe” page to help defray the cost of an elevator that was installed in the Nitschke House to make all three levels of the “living history” museum and cultural arts center accessible to everyone. Following is the link to the GoFundMe page: www.gofundme.com/help-historic-house-museum-survive
Thank you for your support, which will be appreciated for many generations to come!
Nitschke House Giving Campaign
The Kenilworth Historical Society is working to repay a large bank loan that was required 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.
Kenilworth Heritage Walkway
Preserve Your Name Forever in the‘Kenilworth Heritage Walkway’
A great gift idea for family, friends, organizations, businesses
The Kenilworth Historical Society is creating a “Kenilworth Heritage Walkway” that 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 6- by 9-inch paver for the “Kenilworth Heritage Walkway,” complete an order form Click Here. A paver is $100. The maximum allowable length of an engraved message is three lines, 15 characters per line (including spaces between words).
Proceeds from the sale of pavers will benefit the Kenilworth Historical Society’s ongoing project to restore the local 19th-century Nitschke House and transform it into a “living history” museum and cultural arts center. For further information, please call 908-709-0434 908-276-9090.
Kenilworth Commemorative Coverlet
The Kenilworth Commemorative Coverlet is a wonderful heirloom gift that can be enjoyed and treasured from generation to generation. Its 48″ x 68″ colored woven design was created in honor of Kenilworth’s 2007 Centennial Celebration. It bears the borough’s official Centennial logo and features such familiar sites as the Kenilworth Municipal Building (1962); Sayre-Shallcross House; Kenilworth Boulevard and trolley (early 1900s); New York and New Orange Railroad Station (c. 1903); Upsala College (c. 1898); McKinley School (c. 1903); Kenilworth Public Library (c. 1936); Shallcross Pond (Black Brook Park); Kenilworth Police and Fire/Rescue; Kenilworth Inn (c. 1903) and James Arthur residence (c. 1910). The cost is $60.
For further information, please call 908-709-0434.