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Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12 noon. The Sussex County Historical Society has received a wonderful surprise gift from the VVA Wallkill Valley Chapter #1002/NNJVMC of 40 wreaths for our Veterans. This will be a short ceremony. Please feel free to join us and help place the wreaths of appreciation on the graves of those who have served our great country. For more information contact Wendy Wyman, 973-383-0015/973-214-2143. Thank you.

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SCHS trustee William Strait recently published a book titled Building the Lackawanna Cutoff. It will be available for sale this coming Friday, December 15th, from 9am to 1pm at the Hill Museum, 82 Main St in Newton. A great idea for a holiday gift. The cost of the book is $40.00. Come meet the author.

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Today Matthew Davis, a Revolutionary War Patriot, got a gravestone in the Old Newton Burial Ground. Thanks to the work of trustee Wendy Wyman who procured the gravestone from the VA with the assistance of Michael DeVilliers of Congressman Gottheimer's office. Thanks also to the members of the Sussex County Sheriff's department and the members of SWAP for installing the gravestone today.
Matthew Davis was born on April 30, 1745 and died on September 24, 1780. He served as a Quartermaster in Colonel John Lashier's Regiment, New York Militia as well as in the 3rd Company, 3rd Regiment of the New York Troops.
Photography by trustee Geoffrey Ithen.

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I got my copy.