History Alliance Meeting July 29

The next meeting of the Sussex County History Alliance will showcase two of our county’s most important locations – the intriguing Lusscroft Farm in Wantage and the 1858 Horton Mansion in Newton on the SCCC campus, which is on the 2014 list of New Jersey’s 10 most endangered historic sites.

All are welcome to attend this gathering at Lusscroft Farm, which includes a rare tour of the main buildings and restored Turner Mansion.  Lusscroft’s history includes an extinct volcano, artificial insemination, sleigh rides, 4-H, and butter.  Because of its fascinating past and beautiful setting, it has potential for a tremendous future!  Learn more at www.LusscroftFarm.com.

Wayne McCabe, the Historian for Sussex County, will also give an update on restoring the Horton Mansion as the showpiece of Sussex County Community College.  This beautiful Rural Gothic building is seated in its place of prominence in the center of the campus – but is slated to be torn down and replaced with a parking lot.  The local preservation community is willing to lead the primary fundraising and has drafted a plan for the mansion’s future.

THE DETAILS: Tuesday, July 29, 7:00 PM, at Lusscroft Farm, 50 Neilson Road, Wantage.  Please visit the website for directions, or call Sue Gerber at 973-222-9651 for more information or directions.

The History Alliance is an association of 39 historical societies and historical interests groups in Sussex County, under the umbrella of the Sussex County Historical Society.  The Alliance was formed eighteen months ago to foster communication and collaboration of activities among the various groups.

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