Events Sept-28-30th

A busy first fall weekend  for Sussex County Events — Stillwater is hosting its Harvest Festival, The Sterling HIll Mines has its gem show and Peter’s Valley is hosting a Craft Fair at the Fairgrounds.  The  History Alliance of Sussex County has meeting on Tuesday, September 30th.

Stillwater 9th Annual Fall Festival
Stillwater Historical Society
September 28, 2014  11:00 am-4:00 pm
Stillwater School, Stilllwater, NJ

The event will include hayrides, food, pumpkins, antiques, pony rides and games.

Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Saturday, September 27, 2014-Sunday, September 28, 2014 Franklin-Sterling Gem and Mineral Show and Outdoor Swap and Sell
Where: Franklin School – Franklin, NJ, and Sterling Hill Mining Museum – Ogdensburg, NJ
Time: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Description: September 27 (Saturday)
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Peter’s Valley Craft Fair
September 27 & 28
Held at the Sussex County Fair Grounds in Augusta, NJ
This venue is fully accessible.
37 Plains Road, Augusta, NJ 07851
Admission: $9.00 at the gate

is annual event showcases beautiful American Craft made by 150+ exhibiting artists from across the country. Come & discover the pleasure of living with handmade objects and the beauty they bring to your life. Browse five buildings of amazing artwork, meet the makers, watch an array of artist demonstrations and find the perfect gift for yourself or someone special. This a juried show of exhibitors, who are each selected for excellence and originality in twelve different media. There are always ongoing artist demonstrations, live music, great food and kid’s art activities.

Your ticket purchase supports the educational programs offered by Peters Valley School of Craft. This popular, yearly event is always held the last full weekend in Sept. that does not conflict with a holiday.


Tuesday September 30th 7:00 pm

History Alliance at the Lafayette Center For Preservation

Ludlum-Mabee House

115 Rt 15 Lafayette, NJ

NEWTON – Has your historical society wondered how to attract new members while keeping your current members?

Ed Brannon will be addressing this pressing issue and suggest various strategies that  can be effectively used to stabilize and expand your membership base. One such

strategy is to involve various generations and people with diverse skills in history, preservation and organizations.

The talk will be given at the Ludlum-Mabee House, located on Route 15 in Lafayette. The Ludlum-Mabee House is the former Lafayette Township Municipal Building, and now is the home of the Lafayette Center Preservation Foundation. The presentation will begin at 7:00 PM.

Ed Fritsch, the president of the Sussex County History Alliance, noted that Ed Brannon is currently involved with the Historic Preservation Trust of Pike County (PA.) and is

working on a project that will preserve a historic home while allowing the development of a new court house building to move forward. Brannon lives in Milford, Pa. with his wife.

Brannon is the former Executive Director of Grey Towers, which is located in Milford. As director, he led the planning, design and completion of the restoration and

rehabilitation of the Pinchot Estate complex, which is known as Grey Towers. This $18,000,000 project spanned ten years and was widely recognized as one of the finest examples of adaptive reuse in the nation.

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