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The latest from the Sussex County Historical Society Facebook page…

Are you ready to step back into history this 4th of July weekend? The Van Campen Inn will be open Sunday, July 7th from 12 pm - 4pm. #walpackhistory #walpacknj #mydwgnra #findyourpark #npsvolunteer

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For the next few days we will be featuring the five signers of the Declaration of Independence from #NewJersey. Our first is Abraham Clark, who was born in 1726 at his father's farm in what is now Roselle. For many years, he served the Crown as high sheriff of Essex County and as clerk in the colonial legislature. Between 1774 and 1776 he attended several Revolutionary conventions, and won election to the provincial assembly. In June of 1776 he became a Congressional delegate and would sign the Declaration of Independence. In 1783 he returned to NJ where he served a number of political roles on both the State and National levels. He died of a sunstroke in 1794 at his home in Roselle. He is buried in Rahway Cemetery. #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory

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

Friends. The next few days are going to be brutally hot with very high humidity. The Sussex County Library system will be opening its doors for you to use as cooling centers. See the picture below for their hours of operation. Be safe and try to stay as cool as possible and of course, hydrate.

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