Archive | March 2015

The Archeology and History of Picatinny Arsenal

The Archeology and History of Picatinny Arsenal
Sparta Historical Society
Sparta Ambulance Building
14 Sparta Ave, Sparta, NJ 07871
March 12, 2015 — 7:30 PM

U.S. Army Picatinny Arsenal is situated on about 5,853 acres and stretches northwards from Rt 15 towards Green Pond within the Highlands of northwestern Morris County.  The Arsenal specializes in the research, development, acquisition and lifecycle of advanced conventional weapon systems and ammunition.  The U.S. Army as a Federal Agency has management responsibilities concerning the protection and preservation of Cultural Resources on land it controls or uses.  Federal laws and regulations authorizing the Army to undertake this responsibility include the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979, Dept. of Defense Instruction 4715.16 and 36 CFR 79 for archaeological collections.  This presentation demonstrates the responsibilities of the Picatinny Cultural Resources Program, and its most recent projects and finds across Picatinny Arsenal.

Jason Huggan is the Cultural Resource Manager and Garrison Archaeologist for Picatinny Arsenal.  He works within the Environmental Affairs Division of Public Works.  He has been with Picatinny for 7+yrs and prior to this held similar positions at Fort Lee, VA and Fort Irwin, CA.   Huggan’s has his Master’s degree in Archaeology and Heritage from the University of Leicester, UK and has worked in over 15 states across the continental U.S. with 10+ yrs experience in cultural resource management.

Admission to this program is free to all members.  Guests are invited to attend for a nominal charge of $1 per student, $3 per adult. Van Kirk Homestead Museum and History Education Center

Sparta Historical Society
PO Box 312 Sparta, NJ 07871
Phone:  973 729 0644  or 973-726-0883

This entry was posted on March 10, 2015.

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting
Sussex County Historical Society
Wednesday, April 7, 2015  at 7:30

Hill Memorial Building
82 Main Street (Corner of Main and Church Street)
Newton, NJ

All members are urged to attend.
The meeting will take place on the second floor of the Hill Building (Please note that the building is not handicapped accessible.)

For more information please contact us at
Phone: 973-383-3010

This entry was posted on March 9, 2015.