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Nutley Historical Society
and Museum

65 Church Street
Nutley NJ 07110
973-667-1528

The Nutley Historical Society is a not-for-profit
organization dedicated to serve the educational,
cultural and historical needs of our community.

Founded March 5, 1945


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Winter Wonderland Open House

Sunday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., March 2, 2014

Do you know the story of Annie Oakley's' dog Dave?

The Nutley Museum, 65 Church Street, will be open for tours with board members:

Museum Art Director Barry Lenson

Director & Annie Oakley Historian Nancy Greulich

Director & Nutley Parks & Mills Historian John Simko

Michael Gabriele, Nutley Velodrome Historian

 Light Refreshments  Free Admission 


2014

Calendar


Nutley Historical Society helps

Nutley Free Pubic Library celebrate 100 years

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“Old Nutley: Historical Photographs from the Collection of the Nutley Historical Society”

Exhibition at the Nutley Public Library

“Old Nutley: Historical Photographs from the Collection of the Nutley Historical Society” exhibition at the Nutley Public Library opens Jan. 8, 2014, and runs through March.  The exhibition presents 22 historical photographs of Nutley from the collection of the Nutley Museum and Historical Society, curated by Barry Lenson, Art Director of the Nutley Museum.  This will be the first time that many of the photographs will be displayed outside of the Museum.

“This exciting exhibition offers a vivid encounter with the places, faces, and open spaces of our town as it was in years past” says Lenson. “Visitors will discover photos of the Nutley Colonels baseball team from about 1895, of a boy’s cooking class in the Park School in 1916, of the modern chemical-equipped fire engine that the town bought in the 1920s, and much more. I think this exhibition will help all Nutleyites feel a richer connection to our town’s rich history.”

This is the first of four shows planned at the library in collaboration with the Nutley Historical Society, a yearlong, rotating exhibition of Nutley artists and artifacts that is part of the library’s Centennial Celebration.  It is also an opportunity for the community to discover the treasures of the Nutley Museum and Historical Society at 65 Church Street, a one-room brick school house that was once Nutley’s only school.  The Museum houses a collection of town artifacts as well as artworks by former Nutley artists Reginald Marsh, Charles Hawthorne, Edward Loyal Field, Michael Lenson, and others. The Museum is open for special events and by appointment. Admission is free. For information or to arrange a visit, call (973) 667-1528.

Please call the library at 973-667-0405 for more information on this and other programs at the Nutley Public Library. The schedule of programs is available at the library and on the library’s web site at http://nutley.bccls.org.

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“Education in Nutley: Historical Artifacts from the Nutley Historical Society”

Exhibition at the Nutley Public Library

 “Education in Nutley: Historical Artifacts from the Nutley Historical Society,” an exhibit at the Nutley Public Library, opens January 9th, 2014, and runs through February. The exhibit, curated by Nutley Museum director John Simko, features photographs, documents, and objects that tell the story of public education in Nutley.

 This exhibit celebrates education in Nutley through historical objects from and about our schools drawn from the archives of the Nutley Historical Society. Objects on exhibit include graduation programs from as far back as 1892 when Nutley was “Franklin,” classes were held in Town Hall, and the graduating class numbered five; a penmanship book from 1853 (“Be always at leisure to do good.”); a 1902 school bell from Nutley’s first grammar school; a 1924 high school megaphone; old year books; and a handmade booklet for a beloved teacher. Historical photographs of students, teachers, and schools round out the exhibit, which also includes an original “laptop.”

 The Nutley Historical Society has graciously agreed to share its treasures with the Nutley Public Library throughout 2014 as part of the library’s Centennial Celebration. Simko has five more fascinating exhibits spotlighting Nutley history planned for the library showcases.  Watch for announcements about these displays, and consider a visit to the Nutley Museum at 65 Church Street. The Nutley Museum is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and houses an interesting collection of Nutley historical items. The Museum is open for special events and by appointment. Admission is free. For information or to arrange a visit, call (973) 667-1528.

Please call the library at 973-667-0405 for more information on this and other programs at the Nutley Public Library. The schedule of programs is available at the library and on the library’s web site.


Winter Wonderland Open House

Sunday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., March 2, 2014

The Nutley Museum, 65 Church Street, will be open for tours with board members:

Museum Art Director Barry Lenson

Director & Annie Oakley Historian Nancy Greulich

Director & Nutley Parks & Mills Historian John Simko

Michael Gabriele, Nutley Velodrome Historian

 Light Refreshments  Free Admission 


The Nutley Historical Society

General Membership Meeting & Election of Board Members

Nutley Museum, 65 Church Street, Nutley

7 p.m. March 20, 2014

Proposed Slate of Officers – Two-Year Term – 2014-2016

Domenick Tibaldo - President

Suzanne Hagert - Vice President

Treasurer - Maryann Lauber

Patricia Williams - Secretary

Barry Lenson -  Museum Art Director

Mike Petrucelli – Director, Building & Grounds

Mary Bradley – Director, Publicity

Nancy Greulich – Director & Annie Oakley Historian

Eleanor Slomkowski – Director, Membership

Nominations from the Floor

Please note that the by-laws of The Nutley Historical Society were amended by unanimous vote on January 19, 2012 in that the clause stating that the president, vice president, treasurer and secretary could only serve for two consecutive terms be deleted. 

Light refreshments will be available.


Nutley Historical Society

65 Church Street, Nutley, NJ 07110

2014 Calendar of Events

March 2 - Winter Wonderland Open House, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

March 20 - General Membership/Election Meeting , 7 p.m.

May 3 - Jazz Night at the Museum, 7 p.m.

June 5 - Ice Cream for History, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

September 18 - Speaker program (TBA), 7:30 pm

October 12 - Fall Pumpkin Festival, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

December 4 - Christmas Party, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Museum tours available upon request by calling 973-667-1518

or Nancy at 973-235-0773.


2013


Museum Christmas Party

 Can it REALLY be that time of year again?

 Thursday, Dec. 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Nutley Museum, 65 Church St, Nutley

Bring family and friends..... Light refreshments.

 Nutley's own "Doorjam" will  sing Christmas Carols. You can sing along!


Dedication to Ed Stecewicz, former NHS president.


JAZZ AT THE MUSEUM

SATURDAY, NOV. 9, 7 PM

The Nutley Historical Society will host “Jazz at the Museum,” an evening of live music featuring the Manhatten (sic) Brothers Quintet at the Nutley Museum, 65 Church St., on Saturday, Nov. 9. Doors open at 7 p.m. and there is a suggested donation of $10 per person, a portion of which goes to benefit the Nutley Historical Society.

Members of the Clifton-based quintet include Dante Liberti on piano, Paul Liberti on electric bass, Ed Marchese on drums, Bob Fugel on electric guitar and Michael Gabriele on tenor saxophone.

This is an “encore” performance for the quintet, which was featured last May at the Nutley Museum. The band will perform jazz standards, blues, ballads and Bossa Nova tunes. The set list includes “All the Things You Are,” “That’s All,” “There Will Never Be Another You,” “Besame Mucho,” “Watch What Happens,” and “Equinox.”

The evening includes two sets of music. Complementary snacks, coffee and refreshments will be offered during the show’s intermission. In addition, Nutley Historical Society docents will be available to welcome guests to the upstairs museum display.

The music series, Jazz at the Museum, is now in its sixth season. The Nutley Historical Society, founded March 5, 1945, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serve the educational, cultural and historical needs of the community. Events such as live-music programs are designed to support those outreach efforts as well as help introduce residents to the organization and the museum.


Nutley Museum meeting room

rental available year-round

To request a reservation,

please call Kerry Flynn, Caretaker 973-667-1528

Download forms: Hold Harmless Agreement Rental Agreement 2014 PDF


Fall Pumpkin Festival

1 p.m. Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Museum will be open. Kids can paint Pumpkins. Coffee, Cider, Pumpkin Pie, and cookies will be served. At the Museum on Church St.

 Free admission (Though donations are appreciated)


Michael Gabriele book launch, reception

at the Nutley Museum on October 18, 2013

'The History of Diners in New Jersey'

The History of Diners in New Jersey by Michael GabrieleThe Nutley Historical Society will host a gala reception on Friday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., at the Nutley Museum, 65 Church St., to unveil a new book by Michael C. Gabriele: “The History of Diners in New Jersey.”

Copies of the book, published by The History Press, will be available for sale at the reception. The event is free and open to the public. Gabriele is a member of the executive board of the Nutley Historical Society

The Garden State is universally recognized as the “Diner Capital of the World.” Gabriele’s book is not a “guide” to New Jersey diners; rather, it traces the origins of the state’s diner business and provides a comprehensive narrative of New Jersey’s now-vanished diner manufacturing industry. New Jersey was the hub for diner production during the 20th century—a forgotten chapter of the state’s history.

The new book, 160 pages, has more than 70 pictures and illustrations and features a special eight-page section of color photos—many taken by the author.

This is Gabriele’s second book with The History Press. The first, “The Golden Age of Bicycle Racing in New Jersey,” was published in 2011. A lifelong New Jersey resident and a 1975 graduate of Montclair State University, Gabriele has been a journalist for more than 35 years. He served as editor of The Nutley Sun during the mid-1980s.

Jazz Night At the Nutley Museum

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013

The Nutley Historical Society will host “Jazz at the Museum,” an evening of live music at The Nutley Museum, 65 Church Street, on Saturday, November 9.

Doors open at 7 p.m. There is a suggested contribution of $10 per person for admission. Proceeds go to benefit the Nutley Museum.


"Annie Oakley: Little Sure Shot"

September 15, 2013: 1 p.m.

The Unveiling and First Public Viewing: "Annie Oakley: Little Sure Shot,"
a major painting by one of America's foremost Trompe l'oeil artists and Nutley resident Gary T. Erbe


Annie Oakley: Little Sure Shot, an original painting by Gary Erbe.Leading American artist Gary T. Erbe will premier his new painting "Annie Oakley: Little Sure Shot" at the Nutley Museum at 1 p.m. on Sept. 15. Following a one-day viewing at the museum, the painting will be shown for six weeks at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, and then will travel to The Phoenix Art Museum and other museums throughout America.

"Annie Oakley: Little Sure Shot" is a large and important new Trompe l’oeil painting that reflects on the life of Annie Oakley, the famous sharpshooter who made her home in Nutley from 1892 until 1903. The composition depicts several of Oakley’s guns, old Nutley publications, iconic images of Buffalo Bill and other historical figures, and even one of the sawdust-filled glass balls that Oakley would shoot from the sky during her sharpshooting demonstrations. A portion of the Erbe painting is reproduced at right.

"The Nutley Historical Society was proud to lend one of Oakley’s pistols and other materials to Gary for possible inclusion in his composition," says Barry Lenson, Art Director of the Nutley Museum. "I was privileged to visit his studio several times over the last year to see the painting in process. It is an extraordinary work that resonates on many levels. It is a reflection on Annie Oakley’s life but is also Gary T. Erbe’s offering of gratitude to Nutley, his new home town. Its unveiling will be the greatest artistic event in our town’s history."

In explaining his inspiration for the painting, Gary T. Erbe explains that, "In 2009, my wife Zeny and I purchased a home in Nutley, New Jersey. I soon learned that the block we moved to, The Enclosure, was for many years an artists’ colony. Another discovery that fascinated me was that Annie Oakley and her husband Frank Butler lived on Grant Avenue, only three blocks from our home. They built a house there in 1892. In her later years, she moved to Greenville, Ohio, where she passed away in 1926. After reading her biography, I was so touched that I decided to create a painting as a tribute to this remarkable woman. She was an inspiration to all Americans."

Gary T. Erbe continues to actively paint and exhibit. To learn more, visit www.garyerbe.com.


The Nutley Amateur Circus

Monday, June 17, Nutley Public Library

Library of Congress prints and photographs online catalog. On March 24, 1894, a fundraiser was held in Franklin Township, New Jersey, to raise money to start a local chapter of the Red Cross. The Nutley Amateur Circus was held in an old circus pavilion on what is now Hoffman-La Roche property. a speeding stallion.

The circus became the social event of the year, and the whole town became involved. Local artists painted souvenir programs; businesses donated materials and labor to spruce up the pavilion, Wall Street brokers worked as ushers; white banners with red crosses were strung across porches throughout town; and the Erie Railroad was persuaded to run special trains that day.

The fundraiser showcased local talent, including businessmen who trained as tumblers or clowns; Molly, a local delivery horse who performed flawlessly as “Little Surefoot”; and Nutley resident Annie Oakley, who unveiled a new act that night.

Come relive this charitable idea turned social event of the year with a presentation by John Simko, Nutley Museum Director, at the Nutley Public Library on Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m.


Nutley Celebrates 80th Anniversary of Velodrome

NUTLEY—Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci has announced that on Tuesday, June 4, the Nutley Historical Society, in cooperation with the Township of Nutley and the Nutley Public Library, will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Nutley Velodrome, the legendary cycling track that was part of the “golden age” of bicycle racing in the United States.

Two events will commemorate the velodrome’s anniversary; both events are free and open to the public. First, there will be a 4 p.m. ceremony at the Nutley Parks Department building, 44 Park Ave., which is near the site where the velodrome once stood. Township commissioners, along with members of the Nutley Historical Society’s executive board, will dedicate a monument to the velodrome. Commissioner Tucci also will read a resolution.

Later that same day, at 7 p.m., the historical society will host a program at the Nutley Museum, 65 Church St., featuring author and historian Michael Gabriele. Two years ago Gabriele wrote “The Golden Age of Bicycle Racing in New Jersey,” published by The History Press, which chronicles the 130-year history of cycling in the Garden State. The program will include a presentation by Gabriele, along with a display of photos, programs and cycling memorabilia. A limited number of Gabriele’s books will be available for sale.

In addition to the two events on June 4, the Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, beginning June 1, will feature a month-long display of photos, velodrome programs and cycling memorabilia in its main lobby. “We are honored to be a part of this significant piece of Nutley’s history” stated Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci.

The Nutley Velodrome opened on Sunday, June 4, 1933, to a capacity crowd of 12,000 fans. Joseph Miele, an entrepreneur and sportsman from East Orange, led the effort to build the track. A field of top international cycling stars—Gerard Debaets of Belgium; Alfred Letourner of France; Franz Deulberg of Germany; Giovanni Manera of Italy; Charlie Jaeger and Tino Reboli of Newark; Paul Croley of Brooklyn; Norman Hill, from San Jose, CA; and Australians Cecil Walker and Reggie McNamara—were featured in opening-day racing events.Modern day area of Nutley Velodrome location - Google Images screenshot


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The Nutley Velodrome is an important fixture in New Jersey’s grand cycling legacy. The state is acknowledged as the “cradle of cycling” for the United States. From the 1890s to 1940, New Jersey was the epicenter for the international professional cycling circuit. Though the era is long forgotten, professional cycling was a major spectator sport in New Jersey in the early years of the 20th century. The Nutley track—a one-seventh of a mile wooden saucer—was built three years after the Newark Velodrome closed. In addition to cycling events, the Nutley Velodrome also hosted several boxing matches and midget-car races.

The velodrome was located on the north side of Park Avenue near River Road. The site today is occupied by the Nutley Parks and Recreation Building and Father Glotzbach Memorial Park. Due to a variety of economic and social factors, the sport of professional track cycling began a steep decline in the late 1920s. Though initially it was successful, the Nutley Velodrome eventually suffered from this downward trend, which was manifested in a dramatic drop in fan attendance. When the track closed its gates for the final time on Sunday, Sept. 15, 1940, it marked the end of the golden age of professional bicycle racing in the United States. Two years later, the track was demolished. In subsequent years, Nutley commissioners acquired the velodrome property and develop ed a public park and a Little League baseball field for the township’s Avondale neighborhood.

Excerpt from 'The Golden Age of Bicycle Racing in New Jersey':

The Nutley Sun’s June 2, 1933, edition carried the headline “Bike World Luminaries Will Open New Velodrome Sunday Afternoon.” The Nutley Velodrome opened on Sunday, June 4, 1933, at 3 p.m. before a standing-room-only crowd of 12,000 cycling fans. Joe Miele’s saucer was heralded as a worthy successor to the Newark Velodrome. Mayor Reinheimer fired the gun to start the featured 25-mile “Inaugural Stakes” race, which was won by Brooklyn cyclist Paul Croley. He received a silver loving cup from the mayor for his victory. The race was a “motor-pace” competition, which was touted as the premier event at the velodrome. Croley was pared with motorcycle rider Thomas Grimm of Maplewood.

The Oct. 20, 1933 edition of The Sun recapped the successful first season at the Nutley Velodrome. The track had an overall attendance of 297,000 for 35 meets, with $60,000 paid out in prizes and salaries. Grandstand tickets were 75 cents, while boxed and reserved seats were $1. A big event of the 1933 season was when 28-year-old George Dempsey of Sydney, Australia, on Aug. 20, won the national five-mile pro championship. His competitors included Cecil Walker and Harris Horder, two other Australian riders, and California cyclist Norman Hill.

 

June 4: 4 p.m. ceremony at the Nutley Parks Department building, 44 Park Ave. You're invited.

June 4: 7 p.m. program  featuring author and historian Michael Gabriele at the Nutley Museum, 65 Church St.

June - Nutley Public Library, 93 Booth Drive, month-long display of photos, velodrome programs and cycling memorabilia in main lobby. At the library.

80th Anniversary Flyer pdf

The Nutley Sun dedication coverage.


A Walk in Memorial Parkway:
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.

Slide Show by Ron Rice, with notes.

2013_05_26 Nutley Simko Tour

Map of locations



Jazz Night  at the Nutley Museum

Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Nutley Historical Society will host “Jazz at the Museum,” an evening of live music on Saturday, May 4, at The Nutley Museum, 65 Church Street, featuring the Manhatten (sic) Brothers.

Doors open at 7 p.m. There is a suggested contribution of $10 per person for admission. Proceeds go to benefit the Nutley Museum.

This performance marks the fifth season for the music series. The Clifton-based band features Dante Liberti on piano and vocals; Paul Liberti on bass and vocals; Rich Davala on drums and vocals; Bob Fugel on electric guitar; and Michael Gabriele on tenor saxophone. Gabriele is a member of the executive board of the Nutley Historical Society.

The set list for the performance includes American swing standards, Latin tunes and jazz ballads such as “In the Mood”; “That’s All”; “There Will Never Be Another You”; “Meditation”; “Misty”; and “Day By Day.”

The evening includes two sets of music. Complementary snacks, coffee and refreshments will be offered during the show’s intermission. In addition, Nutley Historical Society docents will be available to welcome guests to the upstairs museum display, which features Nutley community artifacts and Annie Oakley memorabilia.

Dom Tibaldo is the president of the Nutley Historical Society, while Sue Hagert serves as vice president. Members of the group’s executive board include Maryann Lauber, Pat Williams, Barry Lenson, Nancy Greulich, John Simko, Eleanor Slomkowski, Mike Slomkowski, Mary Bradley and Mike Petrucelli.


Revisit Boxing History In Nutley

Boxing comes to Nutley Historical Society

7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013

The "Pride of Nutley" Rockin' Ron Vassalo headed the boxing card held 37 year ago at the "Rumble in the Oval" on September 10, 1976. Other boxers that night included the "Weehawken Wildman" Kevin Smith and the "The Kearny Kid" Irish Johnny Sullivan.

Get a ringside seat for the lowdown when Rockin’ Ron and Paul Denkinger, the promoter of the event, relive the “Rumble in the Oval" at the Nutley Museum on April 18.

Come, stay for the full count and enjoy the discussion of boxing on the long ago evening in our town when boxing was in its prime.

At the meeting room in the Nutley Museum. Free.

Light refreshments will be served, and the museum will be open.

Nutley boxers reunited for night at the museum.

From left, front row:  John Denkinger, Paul Denkinger and NHS Board member Mike Petrucelli. Back row: Former fighter and Nutleyite Tom Bolcato, fighter Ron Vassallo, Mayor Al Petracco, noted boxing photographer Tom Casino, former welterweight contender and Luis Rivera, current instructor at Buddy mcGirt's Boxing facility on 75 Franklin Ave, and Nutleyite Bob Lazzard owner of Stealth Security.

Photo by John Simko, used by permission.


Photo by Michael Gabriele, used by permisison.

Nutley Historical Society Honors Pervis Robison Jr. at 50-year Memorial

The Nutley Historical Society joined township officials, members of the U.S. Navy and Marines and fellow citizens to remember Nutley Seaman Pervis Robison Jr. who was killed aboard the USS Thresher nuclear submarine on April 10, 1964.

Board members Pattie Williams Ellie Slomkowski and President Dom Tibaldo shared the Robison display from the NHS meeting room. Some of the items in the display and museum relating to Robison were collected by former NHS President Ed Stecewicz who died recently.

Photo courtesy of Michael Gabriele.

Nutley seaman remembered 50 years after submarine tragedy

Nutley Officials Honor Fallen Veteran Pervis Robison

50th Anniversary of Submarine's Loss Is Remembered

•  Pervis Robison of Nutley Was Aboard the USS Thresher


Ed Stecewicz, Former NHS President

Ed Stecewicz, NHS past president. Photo by Anthony Buccino, used by permission.Edward T. Stecewicz, 55, a lifelong resident of Nutley, passed away April 6, 2013 at his home. He was a past president and former director of the Nutley Historical Society & Museum.

He was employed as a technician for Kearfott Corp. in Little Falls. He was active in the Van Riper Trust and was a Nutley and New Jersey history buff.

The beloved son of the late Elizabeth (Kney) & Edward A. Stecewicz, he is survived by three sisters, Donna Lampe, Susan T. & Carol J. Stecewicz; his aunt, Valerie Sente; two nieces, Dana Lampe & Marlena Lampe-Torres; a nephew, Michael Lampe, and his great nephew, Daniel.

A funeral was to be held April 10 from the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home, Nutley. The funeral Mass was to be celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Nutley. The interment was to follow at East Ridgelawn Cemetery, Clifton.

Memorial contributions to the Nutley Historical Society & Museum, 65 Church St., Nutley, NJ 07110 would be appreciated.

Former Nutley museum director remembered


Winter Wonderland Open House

1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, February 10, 2013

65 Church Street, Nutley, NJ

The Nutley Museum will be open for tours with board members

Museum Director Barry Lenson

Asst. Director & Annie Oakley Historian Nancy Greulich

Asst. Director & Nutley Parks & Mills Historian John Simko

Nutley Velodrome Historian Michael Gabriele

Light refreshments   Free Admission

Hosted by The Nutley Historical Society


2013 Calendar of Events

February 10 - 1 p.m. - Winter Wonderland Open House

March 21 - 7 p.m. - General Membership Meeting

April 18 - 7 p.m. - Boxing Night

May 4 - 7 p.m. - Jazz at the Museum

May 26 - 10 a.m. to noon - A Walk in Memorial Parkway: From the Mud Hole to the Museum

June 4 - 7 p.m. - Nutley Velodrome - 80th Anniversary Celebration of the Nutley Velodrome, Speaker & Author Michael Gabriele

June 6 - 6:30 p.m. - Ice Cream for History

June 17 - 7 p.m. - 1894 Nutley Amateur Circus: powerpoint presentation about this charitable gesture turned social event of the year, starring Annie Oakley

September 15 1 p.m. - "Annie Oakley: Little Sure Shot" The Unveiling and First Public Viewing: "Annie Oakley: Little Sure Shot," a major painting by one of America's foremost Trompe l'oeil artists and Nutley resident Gary T. Erbe

September 19 - 7:30 p.m. - Speaker program (TBA)

October 13 - 1 p.m. - Fall Pumpkin Festival

December 5 - 7:30 p.m.  - Christmas Party

Dates/times subject to change


Vreeland Homestead

226 Chestnut Street

The Junior Woman's Club of Nutley used the house for its functions from 1912 to 2012. The Vreeland House recently changed hands when the Junior Woman's Club of Nutley turned over the property to the township of Nutley, N.J., in May 2012. The town placed oversight of the 200-plus year-old house in the hands of the Nutley Historical Society which will inventory the parts, parcel and frame the artifacts in the historical sense.


Nutley Museum meeting room

rental available year-round

To request a reservation,

please call Kerry Flynn, Caretaker 973-667-1528

Download forms: Hold Harmless Agreement Rental Agreement 2014 PDF


December 2012

The Nutley Museum

The Ann A. Troy Gallery

Visit the restored “Church Street School,” built in 1875 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Nutley Museum brings local history to life this season with a photography exhibit and memorabilia from Annie Oakley and other prominent Nutley families.

Admission by donation.

Part of the Fourth Essex County House Tour


Events held at the Nutley Museum unless otherwise noted.

The
Ann A. Troy Gallery-Nutley Museum is open four times a year, and tours are available on request.


Camp Nutley - hat on display in Ann A. Troy Gallery of Nutley Museum

September 22, 2011

CAMP NUTLEY, Plaque dedication, historical talk
See layouts and more about the Cold War era, 1952 to 1957, when the U.S. Army had antiaircraft gun bases in Nutley to defend the George Washington Bridge from aerial attack.

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