From the Mud Hole to the Museum
10 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 26, 2013
Did you know that a sawmill once operated on the Yantacaw River near the Mud Hole playground? Or that generations of artists living on the Enclosure drew inspiration from the river’s beauty?
Did you know that our Yantacaw River marked an important edge of the original 1666 English boundaries of “New Ark”? Or that Town Hall is all that remains of a complex of mill buildings that stretched across the Oval?
Join Nutley Museum Director John Simko for a walk along the Yantacaw River to explore the many roles it has played in our town’s industry, recreation, and history. This rain-or-shine tour begins at 10 a.m. at the Mud Hole (inside Memorial Parkway at Vreeland and Passaic avenues) and follows the river to the Oval, making stops, including the Vreeland House, along the way.
The tour concludes at Nutley’s first brick schoolhouse (now the Nutley Historical Society headquarters and Nutley Museum), where light refreshments will be served and the museum will be open. Articles from our archives related to the tour will be featured.