Nutley Park tour and Museum Open House


Join us for a walk in the park followed by a visit to the Nutley Museum open house.

A walking tour thru Nutley Park discussing aspects of Nutley’s long and proud history.

Nutley Historical Society and Museum open from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 22, 11:00–12:30 and 1:00–2:30 (rain date Sunday, May 6)

“A Walk in the Park: From the Mud Hole to the Museum”

Note that the 11 a.m. tour is completely booked. Due to the overwhelming response, we have added a second tour that day, which will begin at the Mud Hole at 1:00 p.m. and will arrive at the Museum at 2:30 p.m. Space is limited for this second tour, so please register as soon as possible by calling 973-667-0405.

Celebrate Earth Day and Nutley history with a walking tour through Memorial Parkway that recognizes the Third River’s role in Nutley’s industry and recreation. The tour, led by our own Assistant Museum Director John Simko, begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Mud Hole (inside Memorial Parkway at Vreeland and Passaic avenues) and continues through Memorial Parkway along the Third River to the Vreeland homestead at Chestnut Street.

We’ll then stop at the sites of the former Yantico and Duncan Essex mills as well as the other Vreeland homestead and talk about three very different ways building sites are repurposed.

After visiting the Franklin Reformed Church and cemetery where we’ll meet some old souls we’ve talked about along the way, we’ll head across Church Street to the little red schoolhouse (aka the Nutley Historical Society and Museum) where refreshments will be served, the museum will be open, tour-related objects from our archives will be displayed, and tour-related art activities for kids of all ages will be offered.

Please note that the tour is limited to 40 people and requires registration. Registration begins on March 19. To register, please contact the Nutley Library at 973-667-0405. Note, as well, that the Nutley Historical Society and Museum will be open to everyone, whether you were part of the tour or not, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, the tour and the Museum open house will take place on May 6. To confirm whether the tour will be postponed due to inclement weather, call the Nutley Library at 973-667-0405 on the morning of April 22.

Please join us to celebrate Earth Day and Nutley history with “A Walk in the Park.”

“A Walk in the Park” is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey Historical Commission / Department of State, administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.

[revised, second walk added]