A Walk in the Park, 2018

“A Walk in the Park” is a tour sponsored by the Nutley Historical Society that will be held on Sunday, May 27.  The tour, led by Nutley Museum director John Simko, begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Mud Hole (near the intersection of Passaic and Vreeland avenues) and travels along the Third River.  Mr. Simko will talk about the river’s role in Nutley history as a source for early industry, as inspiration for world-class artists, as a symbol of civic pride, as an important boundary marker, and as a fitting memorial to our war veterans.

Visit the sites of three former mills, tour the pre-Revolutionary War Van Giesen homestead, find out why the Third River splits in two, learn about the beginnings of our hundred-year-old Carnegie Library and even older Town Hall, and walk through one of Nutley’s oldest cemeteries.  “A Walk in the Park” ends at eleven o’clock inside Nutley’s first brick schoolhouse (now the Nutley Historical Society and Museum) where refreshments will be served. The museum will be open and tour-related objects from our archives will be on display. 

“A Walk in the Park” is free, but is limited to 30 people and requires registration.  You can register for the tour by emailing johnsimko1014@gmail.com or by calling 973-752-8984 and leaving a message and your phone number or e-mail address.  You will receive confirmation via e-mail or a phone call.