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SCHA Meeting – Growing Your Organization

The Sussex County History Alliance has put together a very interesting meeting for later this month.  The speaker will be Marjorie L. Strohsahl and she will be speaking about fundraising within non-profit organizations.  Pop over to our events calendar for the details.

This entry was posted on May 12, 2016.

Annual Meeting Wrap-up

IMG_20160405_193111494_HDR-1 copyThe Sussex County Historical Society held its  annual meeting, last evening, Tuesday,  April 6th and announced plans for the 100th anniversary of the Hill Memorial Building during 1917.  The society will hold several exhibits and programs focusing on mining, farming and creameries, and the history of lake communities.

The society elected Myra Snook, Ed Fritsch, Nancy Madacsi, Mario Poggi and Tammy Satter as trustees.  The officers elected for the upcoming year are Wayne McCabe as President,  Jay Docherty as Vice President,  Tammy Satter as Treasurer,  Lisa Holder as Secretary and Peter Chletsos as Corresponding Secretary.



This entry was posted on April 6, 2016.

Annual Luncheon

We’ve have finalized the details of our 4/9 annual luncheon.

Please visit our calendar for all the specifics.


This entry was posted on March 16, 2016.

New Website

Welcome to the new website for the Sussex County Historical Society. This new site will enable us to better keep you informed as to the happenings of the society and other organizations throughout the county. We now have a new online store and plan to add many more items to it in the near future. Another big change is our new event calendar. With this new calendar we can provide all information regarding an event in a standard easy to follow format. We have a lot more planned for the new site so please, stay tuned!

This entry was posted on March 14, 2016.

12/11 SCHS Holiday Open House!

Friday December 11th @ 6:30-9:00 pm

All are welcome to visit the Hill Memorial Museum this 2015 holiday season.  There will be free food and refreshments at our annual holiday open house.  Please come and spend time with some of the most interesting artifacts in Sussex County, and I’m not just talking about the people!  For any questions please call or email.

Hill Memorial Museum, 82 Main Street Newton, NJ
Friday December 11th 6:30-9:00PM
This entry was posted on November 4, 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.