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Thursday, March 30th - 7:00 pm - Richard Byma - Dairy Farming Today and the Sussex County Co-op Milk Producers Association
Richard Byma owns and operates "By Acre Holsteins" in Wantage with his son. The family has been operating the farm for four generations. They breed their own cows and take pride in having mothers and babies all there with generations that go back 10 years. Byma is the president of the Sussex County Co-op Milk Producers Association.

SUSSEX COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
82 Main Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-6010
EVENTS:

Thursday March 16, 2017 at 7 pm Wayne McCabe - Creameries in Sussex County

Sunday March 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm Fred Hough - Dairy Farms of Many Decades Ago

Thursday March 30, 2017 at 7 pm Richard Byma - Dairy Farming & Sussex County Milk Cooperative

Sunday April 2, 2017 at 1:30 pm Alex Everitt - Truck Farming in Sussex County

Saturday April 8, 2017 at 12 noon SCHS Annual Luncheon at the Spring Street Pub & Grill, Newton (parking in back) Martin Kane - President of the Lake Hopatcong Historical Society speaking about Lake Hopatcong in 1917 $35 per person

Thursday April 20, 2017 at 7 pm - Sussex County Railroads

Sunday April 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm Bill Strait - Lackawanna Cutoff

EXHIBITS:

Our year long exhibits include the History of the Hill Memorial Building, and Farming in Sussex County.

Sussex County Creameries currently until April 30, 2017

History of Early Sussex County Schools May 1 through August 31, 2017

Lake Communities in Sussex County September 1 through Decemeber 31, 2017

Sussex County Railroads currently until June 30, 2017

The History of Mining and Minerals July 1 through December 31, 2017

ALL MUSEUM EXHIBITS AND LECTURES ARE FREE, BUT DONATIONS ARE WELCOMED.

Museum Hours: Fridays 9 am to 1 pm, and 1 to 4 pm on the listed Sundays below:
3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4, 6/18, 7/2, 7/16, 8/6, 8/20, 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 11/19, and 12/17/2017

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Sunday, March 26th 1:30 pm - Fred Hough - Growing up on a Dairy Farm in Sussex County -Fred Hough
Fred Hough was born and raised on a dairy farm on Pond School Road, between Lafayette and Hardyston Fred attended Pond School, a one room school house, for 6 years. He then went to the Wantage Consolidated School, and on to Sussex High School. In 1946 Fred's father purchased a dairy farm in Wantage known as the" Hough Farm “. He has resided on the farm in the same farmhouse for 71 years. The farm work is now done by his son. He says that he has been a dairy farmer all his life, starting at 3 days old when his mother took him to the barn with her as she milked the cows.

Sussex County Historical Society
82 Main Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-6010
sussexcountyhs@gmail.com
http://www.sussexhistory.org

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History of Creameries — Wayne McCabe
Thursday, March 16th — 7:00 pm
Creameries played an incredibly important role in opening markets to Sussex County dairy farmers by being able to process and ship milk from a central location.

Sussex County Historical Society
82 Main Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-6010
sussexcountyhs@gmail.com
http://www.sussexhistory.org/

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Back by popular demand we have returned the historical pages to our website. Please check out the "Resources" section on our site for access to the many records that were previously available on our old site.

http://www.sussexhistory.org

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

I would like to thank the Board of Chosen Freeholders for giving me this Proclamation acknowledging the 100th Anniversary of the Crescent Theatre. That is what history is all about. Keeping these old building useful and relevant by keeping the lights on and having people come in to enjoy them.

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