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The latest from the Sussex County Historical Society Facebook page…

#WhereisitWednesday answer. Some of you correctly guessed that this is a part of the Presbyterian Church on High Street in Newton. This is the Presbyterian Hall or Chapel that was built in 1886 as a lecture room and chapel. It was designed by John Merriam, the brother of Henry Merriam of shoe fame. It had major alterations after a fire in the early 1930's and it is currently attached to the church. In this photograph from the early 1900's, we can see in the middle background the spire of Christ Episcopal Church. Check back next Wednesday for another #WhereisitWednesday.

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#WhereisitWednesday? This Sussex County building may, or may not, still exist. Check back on Friday for the answer. Where is it?

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Spring Hike: The Richard Layton House
Date: Sun. April 8, 2018
The Walpack Historical Society will be leading a hike to the Richard Layton House in Walpack on Sunday, April 8th. We will meet in Walpack Center at 11AM and carpool to the property driveway off of Pompey’s Ridge Road. WHS President, Don Stieh will be leading the hike up to the beautiful c.1812 stone house, outbuildings and barns where we will be met by Mr. John Spooner, a former resident of the house who will share his memories of the property he knew as a young boy. This is a hike of a very modest distance (approximately two miles round trip) with a moderate elevation change to one of The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area’s most lovely properties. We hope you will join us! #springhike #outdoors #sussexcountynj #njhistory #walpackhistory #walpacknj

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As most of you probably know, the Hill Museum is normally open on most Fridays from 9am to 1pm. Starting next Sunday, March 18, the Hill Museum will also be open on the third Sunday of each month from 1pm to 3pm. Stop in and say hello.

Congratulations to the Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall.

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

The Chinkchewunska Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will host their 23rd Annual Awards Luncheon on February 24, 2018 at Noon at the Lafayette House, 100 Route 94 Lafayette NJ.
Jan Jorritsma, owner of Ideal Farm and Gardens will be honored for Community Service. Ideal Farms generously donates to many non-profit organizations, schools, churches, clubs, and many more throughout the year. Al Frazza creator of the websiterevolutionarywarnewjersey.com for the History Award. The Friends of Waterloo Village and the Canal Society of New Jersey will receive the Historic Preservation Recognition Award. The Friends of Waterloo Village is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers dedicated to the restoration of the structures within the historic village. The Canal Society of New Jersey was founded in 1969 to preserve the heritage of New Jersey's canals. Carl Lazzaro will receive the Ramsey Cooper Memorial Award for his continued dedication and support of the Chinkchewunska Chapter.
For more information and reservations please email laurafranek919@gmail.com or call 973-534-9760 .