The Sussex County History Alliance has put together a very interesting meeting for later this month. The speaker will be Marjorie L. Strohsahl and she will be speaking about fundraising within non-profit organizations. Pop over to our events calendar for the details.
The Sussex County Historical Society held its annual meeting, last evening, Tuesday, April 6th and announced plans for the 100th anniversary of the Hill Memorial Building during 1917. The society will hold several exhibits and programs focusing on mining, farming and creameries, and the history of lake communities.
The society elected Myra Snook, Ed Fritsch, Nancy Madacsi, Mario Poggi and Tammy Satter as trustees. The officers elected for the upcoming year are Wayne McCabe as President, Jay Docherty as Vice President, Tammy Satter as Treasurer, Lisa Holder as Secretary and Peter Chletsos as Corresponding Secretary.
We’ve have finalized the details of our 4/9 annual luncheon.
Please visit our calendar for all the specifics.
Welcome to the new website for the Sussex County Historical Society. This new site will enable us to better keep you informed as to the happenings of the society and other organizations throughout the county. We now have a new online store and plan to add many more items to it in the near future. Another big change is our new event calendar. With this new calendar we can provide all information regarding an event in a standard easy to follow format. We have a lot more planned for the new site so please, stay tuned!
Friday December 11th @ 6:30-9:00 pm
All are welcome to visit the Hill Memorial Museum this 2015 holiday season. There will be free food and refreshments at our annual holiday open house. Please come and spend time with some of the most interesting artifacts in Sussex County, and I’m not just talking about the people! For any questions please call or email.
Headliner: Hair Metal Time Machine
Opening: Hot Flashes
Don miss the Save Horton Mansion Table– Stop by and chat with us about the plans to save a Sussex County Landmark
Thursday, July 30
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Hair Metal Time Machine
Hair Metal Time Machine is the brain child of lead singer Dave E. Lister, a former member of the band Pretty Boy Floyd who had such hits on MTV as “Rock and Roll (Is Gonna Set the Night on Fire)” and “I Wanna Be With You.” Together with Zeke E. Lee, (lead guitar, vocals), Kriss Kaboom (bass, vocals), Tony Baptist (drums, vocals), and Amanda Tucci (backing vocals), they make up the tribute band which is the dirty love letter to the era when rock was one big party – the 1980’s.
The band has one mission and one mission only – and that is to bring you back to the glory days of 80’s rock. From the colorful glam of bands such as Poison and Van Halen, the legendary anthems of Bon Jovi and Motley Crue, the grinding rock of Ratt and Skid Row, the girl power of Lita Ford and Joan Jett, and even the raw metal of Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne, Hair Metal Time Machine wants you to remember the days you used to bang your head to the music on the radio and live out your fantasies through MTV music videos.
One may go hiking or visit the Van Kirk Homestead in Sparta this weekend. The Delaware National Recreation Area is looking for your input.
Sparta Historical Society Van Kirk Homestead
336 Main Street Sparta, NJ (Route 517, Use the middle school driveway).
Phone: 973-726-0883 Email: SpartaHistoricalSoc@gmail.com
Welcome to Spring and the Van Kirk Homestead. After a long difficult winter we will be hosting our first open house on Sunday, April 12th from 1:00-4:00. This event is free and the public is welcomed.
Walpack Spring Hike
Sunday April 12 2015 11:00 pm Phone: 973-948-4903
Join the Walpack Historical Society as it enjoys a 2 ½ mile hike, with historical commentary, to the John P. House farm, which straddles Mountain Road, Walpack Township. The complex consists of a mid 19th century house, a late 19th century barn, now collapsed, and a shed and wagon house from the early 20th century.
Where: Car pool from the Rosenkrans Museum, Main Street, Walpack Center, within the Delaware Water Gap NRA, Sussex County, NJ
This event is free and the public is welcomed.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Please! We ask that anyone who has an interest in the history within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area [ DEWA ], to reflect via their own comments that they desire a greater focus on the valley’s heritage – both for visitors, and for past families’ descendants for whom their own heritage remains important
We need people to state that they want the NPS to give greater attention to the heritage of this river valley – long vacated for the since de-authorized Tocks Island Dam project.
The Park Service needs to hear that individuals want to retain the significant structures and sites and see them better preserved for the current and future generations to be able to visit and tour.
NPS/DEWA has posted that comments are now being taken and initial meetings have been scheduled:
The Sussex County Historical Society will hold it’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm.
All members are urged to attend. The meeting will take place on the second floor of the Hill Building. (Please note that the building is not handicapped accessible.
for more information please contact us at
Tuesday, April 7 2015
Sussex County Historical Society
82 Main Street Newton, NJ 07860