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The latest from the Sussex County Historical Society Facebook page…

The Sussex County Historical Society is sponsoring an upcoming event at the Old Newton Burial Ground....we hope that you can join us for the Wreaths Across America Celebration on Dec. 15, 2018 at 12 noon.

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Museum Monday #7 - As the local wrestling season is about to get underway, I thought that some of you would be interested in one of our displays in the Sussex Room...Alex Everitt (pictured) was helpful in obtaining an original Newton High School Wrestling Robe. These were worn in the 1940's and 1950's as the team entered the gym for a match. This particular robe was donated by former wrestler, Fred Clayton, heavy weight for Newton in 1957. The robe had been personally given to him by Coach Henry Boresch, known as the Father of New Jersey Wrestling. Clayton's weight, 204, is still written inside the collar. At one time this robe was worn by Harry Lanzi, a 3-time heavyweight champion and the 1952 NCAA Div. 1 National Tournament Champ. The Hill Memorial Museum is open on Fridays throughout the year from 9 to1 and Saturdays until the end of November, also from 9-1.

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

Last night I attended the 'History Of Beemerville' talk at the Beemerville Firehouse, which was sponsored by the Beemerville Firehouse Auxiliary. It was a very interesting night of storytelling and historical facts about Beemerville. I enjoyed it very much and learned an awful lot.
One of last nights speakers, debby D'Aires, who is a member of the Sussex-Wantage Historical Society is running a campaign to raise money so that they can purchase a Beemerville Historical Marker so it can be placed in their town. She has set up a GoFundMe account for this as well as selling some of her handmade crafts which she makes from recycled items. They want to purchase a marker on their own and inscribe whatever historical that they wish on it.
I think that you all know how interested I am in having Historical Markers that help tell the story of our wonderful historic towns to visitors, hopefully sparking an interest to learn more. I fully support debby and Beemerville in this quest and I hope that you will too. I have included the link for her GoFundMe page. Please consider helping out.

Thanks, Mario