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The latest from the Sussex County Historical Society Facebook page…

Today in #NJhistory: Inventor Thomas Edison successfully recorded his voice for the first time on a tinfoil phonograph on July 18, 1877. He recorded the first verse to "Mary had a little lamb." #SpreadTheHistory

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#TombstoneTuesday Part 2. Save the date! On Saturday September 22, the Historical Society will present the Old Newton Burial Ground historical tour and will join with the Sussex County History Day to present an afternoon of history for the whole family. The rain date for this event is Sunday September 23. More details will follow. Check back next Tuesday for another #TombstoneTuesday

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#TombstoneTuesday Part 1. The Old Newton Burial Ground has a new sign! Thanks go to trustee Wendy Wyman and her husband Jack for this beautiful sign at the entrance to the cemetery. Check it out as you are driving on Main Street in Newton between 75 and 79 Main Street.

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Putting up loose hay from the field to the mow using horse power. Wonder if that is a Farrell Hay Fork made in Newton?

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

Interesting!

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