New Kenilworth Commemorative Coverlet Pays Tribute to Local Historic Sites and Responders

New Kenilworth Historical Society Commemorative Coverlet

Proceeds to Benefit Oswald J. Nitschke House Museum and Cultural Arts Center

A beautiful new commemorative coverlet (throw) featuring many of Kenilworth’s prominent historic sites and landmarks, particularly those that represent first responders, the U.S. Postal Service, veterans and small businesses, is available on a pre-order basis from the Kenilworth Historical Society. As with its predecessor, which was produced in 2007, this second edition coverlet is being viewed as a wonderful heirloom gift to be enjoyed and treasured from generation to generation.

The 48″ x 68″ colored woven design reflects the Kenilworth Historical Society’s mission, through the Oswald J. Nitschke House “living history” museum and cultural arts center, of “Bringing Cultures and History Together.” It features such historic sites/landmarks as the Kenilworth Municipal Building (c. 1962); Kenilworth Public Library (c. 1936); Shallcross Pond/Black Brook Park (c. 1957); Sayre-Shallcross House (c. 1710); and McKinley School (c. 1902) plus the Kenilworth Police, Fire & Rescue Building/Vehicles (1950s); Fire House and Reo Fire Truck (1921); Kanane Building/Post Office (c. 1899); Robert E. Jeans Sr. Veterans Memorial Park (2011) at Kenilworth Veterans Center/VFW Post 2230 (c. 1959); Hiller’s Store, the community’s first store (c. 1890); Boulevard Midtown Shops (1957); Newark Avenue/New Orange Park (c. 1914); and James Arthur’s Construction Crew (c. 1899), builders of “100 Houses in 100 Days.”

The cost of the coverlet is $70. Orders also are being accepted for the 2007 Kenilworth commemorative coverlet, which will be reproduced if/when the required minimum number of requests is met. All proceeds will benefit the historic Oswald J. Nitschke “living history” museum and cultural arts center by helping defray elevator and other operating costs.

For further information and to purchase a Kenilworth commemorative coverlet (throw), please call 908-709-0434.

The Kenilworth Historical Society ( 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.

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