An Autumn Harvest Tea will be presented by the Kenilworth Historical Society on Sat., November 5, 2022, at the Kenilworth Veterans Center (Kennedy Room), 33 South 21 Street.
The autumnal event, which will include an enlightening program highlighting the history and customs of the locally indigenous Lenape people, a gift auction, 50/50 raffle and door prizes, will begin at 12:30 p.m. An array of assorted teas, tea sandwiches, scones and desserts will be served. Admission is $30. Advance reservations (by October 17)are requested, as seating is limited. Safe social distancing practices will be observed. For reservations/tickets, please call 908-709-0434.
Featured speakers Sherry Lange and Janet Murphy, of the Miller-Cory House Museum (Westfield, N.J.), will discuss the history and lifeways of the Lenape people, particularly the role of Lenape women, and will display maps, cooking tools, a replica of a Lenape longhouse and other cultural artifacts.
Proceeds from the Tea and gift auction will benefit the Kenilworth Historical Society’s Oswald J. Nitschke House (c. 1880) “living history” museum and cultural arts center by helping defray operating expenses, including the cost of an elevator that makes all levels of the site (“living history” museum, exhibition center and cultural arts center) fully accessible to everyone.
The Kenilworth Historical Society (www.kenilworthhistoricalsociety.org) is an independent, volunteer-based, non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to the research, preservation and interpretation of the Oswald J. Nitschke House (c. 1880), local history and culture.