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The latest from the Sussex County Historical Society Facebook page…

William and Jack correctly guessed this weeks #WhatisitWednesday. It is a strop or strap for a straight razor. This particular one is "The Genuine Charles Emerson's Elastic Razor Strap." It was manufactured in Charleston, Massachusetts in the early 1900's. Check back on Wednesday for another #WhatisitWednesday.

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From the National Park Foundation: It was the harshest winter in recorded history, so how did the Continental Army survive the encampment of 1779-80 at Morristown National Historical Park? It's a remarkable story of General Washington's leadership and how the spirit of American perseverance was forged in places like this.
Watch and be inspired to #FindYourPark in New Jersey! #EncuentraTuParque

#WhatisitWednesday. From the museum collection is this item. It is approximately 12" long and 2" wide. What is it?

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The Chinkchewunska Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will host their 23rd Annual Awards Luncheon on February 24, 2018 at Noon at the Lafayette House, 100 Route 94 Lafayette NJ.
Jan Jorritsma, owner of Ideal Farm and Gardens will be honored for Community Service. Ideal Farms generously donates to many non-profit organizations, schools, churches, clubs, and many more throughout the year. Al Frazza creator of the websiterevolutionarywarnewjersey.com for the History Award. The Friends of Waterloo Village and the Canal Society of New Jersey will receive the Historic Preservation Recognition Award. The Friends of Waterloo Village is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers dedicated to the restoration of the structures within the historic village. The Canal Society of New Jersey was founded in 1969 to preserve the heritage of New Jersey's canals. Carl Lazzaro will receive the Ramsey Cooper Memorial Award for his continued dedication and support of the Chinkchewunska Chapter.
For more information and reservations please email laurafranek919@gmail.com or call 973-534-9760 .

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

The Chinkchewunska Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will host their 23rd Annual Awards Luncheon on February 24, 2018 at Noon at the Lafayette House, 100 Route 94 Lafayette NJ.
Jan Jorritsma, owner of Ideal Farm and Gardens will be honored for Community Service. Ideal Farms generously donates to many non-profit organizations, schools, churches, clubs, and many more throughout the year. Al Frazza creator of the websiterevolutionarywarnewjersey.com for the History Award. The Friends of Waterloo Village and the Canal Society of New Jersey will receive the Historic Preservation Recognition Award. The Friends of Waterloo Village is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers dedicated to the restoration of the structures within the historic village. The Canal Society of New Jersey was founded in 1969 to preserve the heritage of New Jersey's canals. Carl Lazzaro will receive the Ramsey Cooper Memorial Award for his continued dedication and support of the Chinkchewunska Chapter.
For more information and reservations please email laurafranek919@gmail.com or call 973-534-9760 .