L’Ecole: The Kinnelon Museum

25 Kiel Ave * Kinnelon * NJ 07405 Sat-Sun: 1pm-4pm

Explore the intriguing history of Kinnelon’s pioneering residents at the Kinnelon Museum. The museum is housed in the one-room Meadtown Schoolhouse, which was built in 1873 by the influential Mead family, who purchased land in this area centuries ago. In 1935, Manhattan doctor Helen Miller bought the schoolhouse to use as a home and office. She renamed it L’Ecole and later willed it to the town for use as a museum and historical archive.

Today, the intricate museum collection covers centuries of Kinnelon history. Visitors can pour over maps, manuscripts, photographs, deeds and plenty of other documents that record this area’s settlement and development since the 1800s.

Of Special Note:
• Dr. Helen Miller was a pioneering oncologist specializing in women’s health
• In 1935, Wilton Mead became the mayor of Kinnelon
• The Wilton Mead property was an industrious working farm that became famous for producing and supplying butter for local residents during ration-era WWII

Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151 [email protected]