The Kenilworth Historical Society has owned the Oswald J. Nitschke House since 2003, when the then-threatened building was donated to the Historical Society by Dr. Jerome Forman and was moved to land acquired with the help of the Kenilworth Veterans Center and a New Jersey DEP Green Acres grant. The Historical Society has since raised the required funds to restore the exterior and interior of the house for transformation into Kenilworth’s first ‘living history’ museum and cultural arts center. The newly restored and historic Nitschke House at 49 South 21 St. will open its doors to the general public on Saturday, June 15, in celebration of Flag Day weekend. Visitors are invited to tour the site during an open house hosted by the Kenilworth Historical Society from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. ‘We are thrilled to have now completed the long period of restoration work that was required to be able to open the Nitschke House to the general public on a regular basis,’ said Shirley Boyden Maxwell, president of the Kenilworth Historical Society. The interior of the structure was restored as well, due to many different sources of financing.
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