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Van Campen Days
Oct 15 12:00 pm-5 pm
Van Campen Inn
Old Mine Rd., within the Delaware Water Gap NRA (dirt Section), Walpack Township, NJ 07881
973-948-4903

The Walpack Historical Society and the National Park Service will host this annual event. Festivities include a parade from the Inn to the marker for the grave of local hero, John Rosenkrans, colonel of the Sussex County Militia during the fight for independence. A representative of the Sons of the American Revolution will speak on the life of Colonel Rosenkrans. There will be a hike to the Shapanack and Clark cemeteries and the slave burial ground. The NJ Frontier Guard, reenactors, will be camped at the Inn. Colonial era crafts will be demonstrated. Tours of the Inn, which boast some of the finest woodwork and hardware of its period in Sussex County (circa 1750) will be conducted by costumed guides.

Halloween in the Cemetery: A Historical Tour
The Old Newton Cemetery
Sunday, October 29 Tours Start at 2:00 pm
(Rain Date November 4)
Sussex County Historical Society 82 Main Street, Newton NJ

http://www.sussexhistory.org/
973-383-6010
sussexcountyhs@gmail.com

The Old Newton Cemetery is found behind 75-79 Main Street
behind the Tully House. Costumed Interpreters will tell the stories of early Sussex County residents.
Notable People interred include.
George Watson Roy was the first to map the old Sussex County Cemeteries, including the Old Newton Burial Ground, the Yellow Frame Church Cemetery
and the Stillwater Cemetery.

Letitia Thornton Anderson was one of the four Sussex County "Ladies of Trenton" who raised money for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
Margaret Thompson Hendershot nursed one of her sons, George T., who was wounded in the Civil War. He died in her care at age 19.

Private William Moshier will tell of his experiences in Company D, 27th Infantry Regiment, NJ Volunteers in the Civil War.

Judge Martin Ryerson will tell of his experiences as a NJ State Assemblyman and a Justice of the NJ State Supreme Court.

Adults $10.00
12-18 $5.00
Under Age 12 Free

This is a fundraiser for the preservation of the Tully house and the Newton Academy building.
This is a historical tour, not a scary tour!

Tickets available at the Museum or at the event

Fabulous Four Doors and Princess White Deer
Sunday, Oct 22 11:00 am -4:00 pm
Van Kirk Homestead Museum
336 Main Street, Sparta, NJ 07871
Sparta Historical Society's annual classic car show this year will feature "Fabulous Four Doors" and other vintage vehicles in the lower parking lot. Food will be available for purchase. The Van Kirk Homestead Museum will also be open with its fall exhibit "Princess White Deer: A Woman, A Mohawk, and a Legend".

Free Admission

Walpack Historical Society Hikes to the Richard Layton Farm
On Sunday, October 29th 2017 at 11:00am, the Walpack Historical Society will lead a hike to the circa 1812 Richard Layton Farm.
In addition to the house itself, there are numerous outbuildings and barns to see. In the interest of safety, visitors may view the exterior of the structures only. Hikers will be met by John Spooner, former resident who will share his memories of the property he knew as a young boy. This is a modest hike, approximately 2 miles round trip.
Wear sturdy hiking boots and use tick repellant. Hikers will gather at the Rosenkrans museum, Walpack Center, Sussex County, NJ within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area at 11:00am. They will carpool to the start of the hike as parking is limited.
For information, please call (973) 948-4903.

Van Campen Days
Oct 15 12:00 pm-5 pm
Van Campen Inn
Old Mine Rd., within the Delaware Water Gap NRA (dirt Section), Walpack Township, NJ 07881
973-948-4903

The Walpack Historical Society and the National Park Service will host this annual event. Festivities include a parade from the Inn to the marker for the grave of local hero, John Rosenkrans, colonel of the Sussex County Militia during the fight for independence. A representative of the Sons of the American Revolution will speak on the life of Colonel Rosenkrans. There will be a hike to the Shapanack and Clark cemeteries and the slave burial ground. The NJ Frontier Guard, reenactors, will be camped at the Inn. Colonial era crafts will be demonstrated. Tours of the Inn, which boast some of the finest woodwork and hardware of its period in Sussex County (circa 1750) will be conducted by costumed guides.

Halloween in the Cemetery: A Historical Tour
The Old Newton Cemetery
Sunday, October 29 Tours Start at 2:00 pm
(Rain Date November 4)
Sussex County Historical Society 82 Main Street, Newton NJ

http://www.sussexhistory.org/
973-383-6010
sussexcountyhs@gmail.com

The Old Newton Cemetery is found behind 75-79 Main Street
behind the Tully House. Costumed Interpreters will tell the stories of early Sussex County residents.
Notable People interred include.
George Watson Roy was the first to map the old Sussex County Cemeteries, including the Old Newton Burial Ground, the Yellow Frame Church Cemetery
and the Stillwater Cemetery.

Letitia Thornton Anderson was one of the four Sussex County "Ladies of Trenton" who raised money for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
Margaret Thompson Hendershot nursed one of her sons, George T., who was wounded in the Civil War. He died in her care at age 19.

Private William Moshier will tell of his experiences in Company D, 27th Infantry Regiment, NJ Volunteers in the Civil War.

Judge Martin Ryerson will tell of his experiences as a NJ State Assemblyman and a Justice of the NJ State Supreme Court.

Adults $10.00
12-18 $5.00
Under Age 12 Free

This is a fundraiser for the preservation of the Tully house and the Newton Academy building.
This is a historical tour, not a scary tour!

Tickets available at the Museum or at the event

Fabulous Four Doors and Princess White Deer
Sunday, Oct 22 11:00 am -4:00 pm
Van Kirk Homestead Museum
336 Main Street, Sparta, NJ 07871
Sparta Historical Society's annual classic car show this year will feature "Fabulous Four Doors" and other vintage vehicles in the lower parking lot. Food will be available for purchase. The Van Kirk Homestead Museum will also be open with its fall exhibit "Princess White Deer: A Woman, A Mohawk, and a Legend".

Free Admission

Walpack Historical Society Hikes to the Richard Layton Farm
On Sunday, October 29th 2017 at 11:00am, the Walpack Historical Society will lead a hike to the circa 1812 Richard Layton Farm.
In addition to the house itself, there are numerous outbuildings and barns to see. In the interest of safety, visitors may view the exterior of the structures only. Hikers will be met by John Spooner, former resident who will share his memories of the property he knew as a young boy. This is a modest hike, approximately 2 miles round trip.
Wear sturdy hiking boots and use tick repellant. Hikers will gather at the Rosenkrans museum, Walpack Center, Sussex County, NJ within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area at 11:00am. They will carpool to the start of the hike as parking is limited.
For information, please call (973) 948-4903.

Sunday, October 29 Tours Start at 2:00 pm
(Rain Date November 4)
Sussex County Historical Society 82 Main Street, Newton NJ

http://www.sussexhistory.org/
973-383-6010
sussexcountyhs@gmail.com

The Old Newton Cemetery is found behind 75-79 Main Street
behind the Tully House. Costumed Interpreters will tell the stories of early Sussex County residents.
Notable People interred include.
George Watson Roy was the first to map the old Sussex County Cemeteries, including the Old Newton Burial Ground, the Yellow Frame Church Cemetery
and the Stillwater Cemetery.

Letitia Thornton Anderson was one of the four Sussex County "Ladies of Trenton" who raised money for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
Margaret Thompson Hendershot nursed one of her sons, George T., who was wounded in the Civil War. He died in her care at age 19.

Private William Moshier will tell of his experiences in Company D, 27th Infantry Regiment, NJ Volunteers in the Civil War.

Judge Martin Ryerson will tell of his experiences as a NJ State Assemblyman and a Justice of the NJ State Supreme Court.

Adults $10.00
12-18 $5.00
Under Age 12 Free

This is a fundraiser for the preservation of the Tully house and the Newton Academy building.
This is a historical tour, not a scary tour!

Tickets available at the Museum or at the event

Due to lack of personnel coverage for the museum and library, the Sussex County Historical Society Museum and Library will be closed this Sunday, October 8, 2017, and will not partake in the Sussex Heritage Weekend event.

However, we are still open this Friday, October 6th, 2017. Check our website (www.sussexhistory.org/) for other event happenings.

HIstorical walking tour of the Old Newton Cemetery
Sunday, October 29 Tours Start at 2:00 pm
(Rain Date November 4)
Sussex County Historical Society 82 Main Street, Newton NJ

http://www.sussexhistory.org/
973-383-6010
sussexcountyhs@gmail.com

The Old Newton Cemetery is found behind 75-79 Main Street
behind the Tully House.

Adults $10.00
12-18 $5.00
Under Age 12 Free

This is a fundraiser for the preservation of the Tully house and the Newton Academy building.
This is a historical tour, not a scary tour!

Tickets available at the Museum or at the event

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

Van Campen Days
Oct 15 12:00 pm-5 pm
Van Campen Inn
Old Mine Rd., within the Delaware Water Gap NRA (dirt Section), Walpack Township, NJ 07881
973-948-4903

The Walpack Historical Society and the National Park Service will host this annual event. Festivities include a parade from the Inn to the marker for the grave of local hero, John Rosenkrans, colonel of the Sussex County Militia during the fight for independence. A representative of the Sons of the American Revolution will speak on the life of Colonel Rosenkrans. There will be a hike to the Shapanack and Clark cemeteries and the slave burial ground. The NJ Frontier Guard, reenactors, will be camped at the Inn. Colonial era crafts will be demonstrated. Tours of the Inn, which boast some of the finest woodwork and hardware of its period in Sussex County (circa 1750) will be conducted by costumed guides.

Halloween in the Cemetery: A Historical Tour
The Old Newton Cemetery
Sunday, October 29 Tours Start at 2:00 pm
(Rain Date November 4)
Sussex County Historical Society 82 Main Street, Newton NJ

http://www.sussexhistory.org/
973-383-6010
sussexcountyhs@gmail.com

The Old Newton Cemetery is found behind 75-79 Main Street
behind the Tully House. Costumed Interpreters will tell the stories of early Sussex County residents.
Notable People interred include.
George Watson Roy was the first to map the old Sussex County Cemeteries, including the Old Newton Burial Ground, the Yellow Frame Church Cemetery
and the Stillwater Cemetery.

Letitia Thornton Anderson was one of the four Sussex County "Ladies of Trenton" who raised money for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
Margaret Thompson Hendershot nursed one of her sons, George T., who was wounded in the Civil War. He died in her care at age 19.

Private William Moshier will tell of his experiences in Company D, 27th Infantry Regiment, NJ Volunteers in the Civil War.

Judge Martin Ryerson will tell of his experiences as a NJ State Assemblyman and a Justice of the NJ State Supreme Court.

Adults $10.00
12-18 $5.00
Under Age 12 Free

This is a fundraiser for the preservation of the Tully house and the Newton Academy building.
This is a historical tour, not a scary tour!

Tickets available at the Museum or at the event

Fabulous Four Doors and Princess White Deer
Sunday, Oct 22 11:00 am -4:00 pm
Van Kirk Homestead Museum
336 Main Street, Sparta, NJ 07871
Sparta Historical Society's annual classic car show this year will feature "Fabulous Four Doors" and other vintage vehicles in the lower parking lot. Food will be available for purchase. The Van Kirk Homestead Museum will also be open with its fall exhibit "Princess White Deer: A Woman, A Mohawk, and a Legend".

Free Admission

Walpack Historical Society Hikes to the Richard Layton Farm
On Sunday, October 29th 2017 at 11:00am, the Walpack Historical Society will lead a hike to the circa 1812 Richard Layton Farm.
In addition to the house itself, there are numerous outbuildings and barns to see. In the interest of safety, visitors may view the exterior of the structures only. Hikers will be met by John Spooner, former resident who will share his memories of the property he knew as a young boy. This is a modest hike, approximately 2 miles round trip.
Wear sturdy hiking boots and use tick repellant. Hikers will gather at the Rosenkrans museum, Walpack Center, Sussex County, NJ within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area at 11:00am. They will carpool to the start of the hike as parking is limited.
For information, please call (973) 948-4903.

Halloween in the Cemetery: A Historical Tour
The Old Newton Cemetery

Sunday, October 29 Tours Start at 2:00 pm
(Rain Date November 4)
Sussex County Historical Society 82 Main Street, Newton NJ
http://www.sussexhistory.org/
973-383-6010
sussexcountyhs@gmail.com

The Old Newton Cemetery is found behind 75-79 Main Street
behind the Tully House

Adults $10.00
12-18 $5.00
Under Age 12 Free

This is a fundraiser for the preservation of the Tully house and the Newton Academy building.
This is a historical tour, not a scary tour!

Tickets available at the Museum or at the event