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Sparta Historical Society
Open House: A New Era: Women Hats and Social Change
Sunday, May 28th 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Van Kirk Homestead
336 Main Street, Sparta, NJ (Use the Sparta Middle School Drive)

History Alliance Meeting
May 30th 2017
Sussex County Historical Society
82 Main Street Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-6010
sussexcountyhs@gmail.com
The Hill Museum is celebrating its Centennial this year so Alex Everitt Jr., lifetime member of the SCHS will give a talk about the history of the museum. It is also the 100th Anniversary of the Crescent Theatre in my home town of Sussex and if there is time, Mario Poggi will to speak about the history of the
theatre.

Heady Affair: A Cream Tea
Sparta Historical Society
Sunday June 4 2:00pm-4:00m
Sparta Ave Stage
10 Sparta Ave. Sparta, NJ
Members $20 Non members $25 (RSVP’s a must)

Wear a hat and bring your own cup and enjoy tea scones and cream while listening to Gail Gastelu will discuss the art of tea and a talk by Julia Sharp Centenary University fashion professor about hats. Reservations Required…Call Marjorie at 973-943- 2155

SAVE THE DATE
Founders Day - Sussex County Historical Society
June 8, 2017 11:00-3:00 pm
82 Main Street, Newton, NJ 07871
973-383-6010
sussexcountyhs@gmail.com

Join us for a day of festivities. Including tours of the museum, rededication of the Hill Building, the unveiling of our preserved Flag and more.
Founder’s Day

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WEEKLY EVENTS

Sparta Historical Society
Dior to the Atomic Age — Ellen Christine
May 11, 2017 7:00 pm
Sparta Presbyterian Church
32 Main Street
Sparta, NJ 07871
973-726-0883
SpartaHistoricalSocNJ@gmail.com
Members free: Guests $5:00

Ellen Christine the President of the the New York Millinery Guild and owner of Ellen Christine Couture will present a recent history of hats. Ellen Christine’s works have been feature on the covers of Vogue and Harper Bazaar and have even been projected on cover of the Empire State Building.
http://thegarnettereport.com/couture/sitting-ellen-christine-couture/

Sussex County Historical Society
The Byram Schools and Researching School History — Xavier Frank Gonzales
Sunday, May 21 1:30 pm
82 Main Street, Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-6010
sussexcountyhs@gmail.com

Gonzales, a retired electronic engineer, is the President of the Byram Historical Society. I have researched various historical topics for the society including the history of Byram’s School-houses. He has conducted both historical and Genealogical research.

Walpack Historical Society
On Sunday, May 21st 2017 at 1:00pm, the Walpack Historical Society will host Patte Haggerty Frato of the Sandyston Township Historical Society for a program and military gravestone dedication for Civil War Veteran Pvt. Peter Peach. The program will be presented at the Walpack Methodist Church, Main Street, Walpack Center, Sussex County NJ, within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, followed by a memorial and dedication service at the Walpack Cemetery. Public is invited. #Free

Call 973.948-4903 for more information.

Lusscroft Farm
Medicine Wheel Event
May 20-21, 2017 10:00 am
50 Neilson Road, Montague, NJ

Two day event local artisans, crafters, carriage rides, garden tour and plant sale. Music scheduled for both days. Entry $7.00, Children free

History Alliance Meeting
May 30th 2017
Sussex County Historical Society
82 Main Street Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-6010
sussexcountyhs@gmail.com

The Hill Museum is celebrating its Centennial this year so Alex Everitt Jr., lifetime member of the SCHS will give a talk about the history of the museum. It is also the 100th Anniversary of the Crescent Theatre in my home town of Sussex and if there is time, Mario Poggi will to speak about the history of the theatre.

SAVE THE DATE
Founders Day - Sussex County Historical Society
June 8, 2017 11:00-3:00 pm
82 Main Street, Newton, NJ 07871
973-383-6010
sussexcountyhs@gmail.com

Join us for a day of festivities. Including tours of the museum, rededication of the Hill Building, the unveiling of our preserved Flag and more.

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The Sussex County Historical Society, thanks everyone who attended our two most recent lectures. Last Sunday Bill Strait spoke about the Lackawana Cutoff and shared some amazing photos of the construction of the cutoff. Last night the Sussex County HIstorian, Wayne McCabe addressed a standing room only crowd on the topic of the Sussex Railroad.

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The women on the Empire State Building.
Our May 11th speaker Ellen Christine was honored by having her photo projected on the Empire State Building. The occasion was the 50th anniversary of Harper's Bazaar magazine.

Dior to the Atomic Age:
May 11th 7:00 PM

Design a Hat Workshop (members $35 non members $40
May 11th 2:00-4:00
Sparta Presbyterian Church
Sparta, NJ 07871
973-726-0883
ispartahistoricalsocnj@gmail.com

Sparta Historical Society invites, Ellen Christine, costume historian, and President of the New York Milliners Guild, to speak and trace the hat in women's fashion from the New Look, post WWII. The collection showcased in VanKirk Museum's spring exhibit will be highlighted as examples of mid-century (1950s) accessories for the change in the skirt length and width. By using the Hat as example, societal changes can be tracked and documented according to norms in transportation and social gatherings. Women never left the house without a hat! Ellen Christine is described by New York Magazine as evocative of "Zelda Fitzgerald's closet". members free, non members $5, light

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Sussex Railroad: The History
Presenter: Wayne McCabe
Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 pm
Sussex County Historical Society
82 Main Street, Newton, NJ
973-579-2525

Wayne T. McCabe, President of the society and County Historian will be discussing the history of the railroad as it arrived in Newton in 1854 and later extended the line to Branchville and then Franklin. The power point presentation will show the early
structures and equipment used by the railroad.

One of the high points of the presentation will address the amusement park the railroad company created at the turn of the last century at Cranberry Lake.

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The latest from the Sussex County History Alliance’s Facebook page…

This year's Memorial Day schedule. Hope to see you there.

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Sparta Historical Society
Open House: A New Era: Women Hats and Social Change
Sunday, May 28th 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Van Kirk Homestead
336 Main Street, Sparta, NJ (Use the Sparta Middle School Drive)

History Alliance Meeting
May 30th 2017
Sussex County Historical Society
82 Main Street Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-6010
sussexcountyhs@gmail.com
The Hill Museum is celebrating its Centennial this year so Alex Everitt Jr., lifetime member of the SCHS will give a talk about the history of the museum. It is also the 100th Anniversary of the Crescent Theatre in my home town of Sussex and if there is time, Mario Poggi will to speak about the history of the
theatre.

Heady Affair: A Cream Tea
Sparta Historical Society
Sunday June 4 2:00pm-4:00m
Sparta Ave Stage
10 Sparta Ave. Sparta, NJ
Members $20 Non members $25 (RSVP’s a must)

Wear a hat and bring your own cup and enjoy tea scones and cream while listening to Gail Gastelu will discuss the art of tea and a talk by Julia Sharp Centenary University fashion professor about hats. Reservations Required…Call Marjorie at 973-943- 2155

SAVE THE DATE
Founders Day - Sussex County Historical Society
June 8, 2017 11:00-3:00 pm
82 Main Street, Newton, NJ 07871
973-383-6010
sussexcountyhs@gmail.com

Join us for a day of festivities. Including tours of the museum, rededication of the Hill Building, the unveiling of our preserved Flag and more.
Founder’s Day

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The Crescent Theatre in Sussex Borough got a birthday present today for its 100th Anniversary. The two holes up top which were covered by plywood have been replaced with two beautiful windows. Thanks to the generosity of Michael Alan Lawlor of Superior Shower Doors in Newton and Marc Stipo of Etched Artistic Laser Impressions in Branchville the old girl is shining again. Take a closer look to reveal that the new windows are frosted to replicate the original louvers that were there. Just in time for Cornerstone Playhouse's opening of The Magical Sounds of Disney this weekend. Come on out to the show and take a look.

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