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Whether you are new to Sussex County or claim kin from generations ago, the Sussex County Historical Society invites you to visit our museum and research area located in the beautiful Hill Memorial building.
Sussex County  Historical Society - NJ
Sussex County Historical Society - NJ
Why not give the gift of Sussex County history to a family member or friend? Check out our expanded online bookstore at http://www.sussexhistory.org/ and click on Shop. Browse through our many specials and check out the Sussex County Mini Sampler. Two of our most popular publications are included in the Mini Sampler. First is High Point of the Blue Mountains by Ronald J. Dupont Jr and Kevin Wright. The definitive history of the High Point area including geology and prehistory. Charles St. John and the High Point Inn and the Kuser family continue the story. The beginnings of High Point Park and later Park history complete the story. Published in 1990 by the Sussex County Historical Society. The second publication is the classic That Ancient Trail by Amelia Stickney Decker.
Beautifully bound and reproduced as it was originally published in 1942 (Pre Tocks Island), this locally popular book by Amelia Decker explores the discovery, settling and early life along the Old Mine Road. It captures in text and photographs some of the homes, churches, cemeteries and genealogies of some of the earliest settlers in this area, in addition to narratives on the Native Americans of the region.
The second part of the book takes the reader on a tour of some of the connecting roads and “Century Old Houses” in Walpack, Sandyston and Montague Townships. An Index to family and place names is also included. Republished in 2003 by the Sussex County Historical Society. Paypal is accepted.
Sussex County  Historical Society - NJ
Sussex County Historical Society - NJ
Check out our expanded online bookstore at http://www.sussexhistory.org/ and click on Shop. Browse through our many specials and check out our Double Decker special. Amelia Stickney Decker and Ralph Decker are well known in Sussex County. Amelia was a historian and Ralph was an educator. Ralph wrote Then And Now: Forty Years in the Schools of Sussex County. He gives a history of Sussex County schools up to 1940 as well as histories of individual school districts. Included are many photographs of early Sussex County school houses. Amelia Stickney Decker wrote That Ancient Trail which explores the discovery, settling and early life along the Old Mine Road. The second part of the book takes the reader on a tour of some of the connecting roads and “Century Old Houses” in Walpack, Sandyston and Montague Townships. Paypal is accepted.