This enlightening, enjoyable evening of wine sampling and discussion will feature a broad selection of new organic, vegan wines. Assorted cheeses, chocolates and Girl Scout cookies will be served to pair with the wine. The two-hour wine-tasting event will begin at 7 p.m. so participants are asked to arrive by 6:30 p.m. Admission is $30. Advance reservations are required, as seating is limited. For reservations/further information, please call 908-709-0434.
Participants will have an opportunity to visit the Nitschke House museum’s five historic rooms, which are authentically furnished in late 19th-/early 20th-century style and interpreted in the 1905-1934 period (the time of Kenilworth’s first wave of suburban development when former Mayor Oswald J. Nitschke made his greatest contributions to the community’s growth). They also will be able to view the ”100 Years and More of Votes for Women” exhibit that is presently on display in the site’s exhibition center. The exhibit, which chronicles the arduous, decades-long struggle to achieve women’s right to vote in 1920, is made possible by a generous grant awarded by the Investors Foundation of Investors Bank.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Oswald J. Nitschke House ”living history” museum and cultural arts center by helping defray building and operating expenses, including the cost of an elevator that makes the restored site 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, local history and culture.