L'ECOLE · KINNELON MUSEUM
We invite you to come and view the collection of early 19th century farming implements mostly from local Mead and Smith farms.
In addition, we have an extensive collection of maps, photographs, artifacts and memorabilia throughout the museum including the development of the Francis S. Kinney Estate (now Smoke Rise) and the summer retreat created by Frank Fay and his son (now Fayson Lakes).
As you walk through our museum and former home of Doctor Helen Miller, you will be able to glimpse into one of her examination rooms and see some of her personal memorabilia.
In our Meadtown classroom exhibit antique desks, original report cards, primers, slates, books and a cast iron stove create the atmosphere of a bygone age. Of particular interest is our collection of Kinnelon High School yearbooks which are available to browse.
We have many photos and artifacts from the Kinnelon police and volunteer fire departments, such as a hand-pumped fire truck from Morris Kinney's estate, photos from Kinnelon's three volunteer fire houses, and historic police badges and other artifacts.
Girl Scout Erin Morris recently completed her Gold Award on the Mount Evergreen Cemetery located on Kinnelon Road. She made a map of the cemetery and cataloged all the stones in a binder, which are now on display.
Visit the museum to learn more history about Kinnelon's fallen Butternut Tree and see its sapling planted on the property of L'Ecole.
Research materials are also available, such as archives of the Kinnelon Times newspaper dating from the 1940s, and a library of books on the area's history and prehistory.