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Save Horton Mansion Table at Thursday Concert on Green

Headliner: Hair Metal Time Machine

Opening: Hot Flashes

Don miss the Save Horton Mansion Table– Stop by and chat with us about the plans to save a Sussex County Landmark

Thursday, July 30

Vendors open at 6:00 pm

Concert begins at 6:30 pm

Admission: FREE

Hair Metal Time Machine

Hair Metal Time Machine is the brain child of lead singer Dave E. Lister, a former member of the band Pretty Boy Floyd who had such hits on MTV as “Rock and Roll (Is Gonna Set the Night on Fire)” and “I Wanna Be With You.” Together with Zeke E. Lee, (lead guitar, vocals), Kriss Kaboom (bass, vocals), Tony Baptist (drums, vocals), and Amanda Tucci (backing vocals), they make up the tribute band which is the dirty love letter to the era when rock was one big party – the 1980’s.

The band has one mission and one mission only – and that is to bring you back to the glory days of 80’s rock. From the colorful glam of bands such as Poison and Van Halen, the legendary anthems of Bon Jovi and Motley Crue, the grinding rock of Ratt and Skid Row, the girl power of Lita Ford and Joan Jett, and even the raw metal of Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne, Hair Metal Time Machine wants you to remember the days you used to bang your head to the music on the radio and live out your fantasies through MTV music videos.

This entry was posted on July 29, 2015.

Events April 11th and 12th

One may go hiking or visit the Van Kirk Homestead in Sparta this weekend. The Delaware National Recreation Area is looking for your input.
Sparta Historical Society Van Kirk Homestead

336 Main Street Sparta, NJ (Route 517, Use the middle school driveway).

Phone: 973-726-0883 Email:

Welcome to Spring and the Van Kirk Homestead. After a long difficult winter we will be hosting our first open house on Sunday, April 12th from 1:00-4:00. This event is free and the public is welcomed.

Walpack Spring Hike
Sunday April 12 2015 11:00 pm Phone: 973-948-4903
Join the Walpack Historical Society as it enjoys a 2 ½ mile hike, with historical commentary, to the John P. House farm, which straddles Mountain Road, Walpack Township. The complex consists of a mid 19th century house, a late 19th century barn, now collapsed, and a shed and wagon house from the early 20th century.
Where: Car pool from the Rosenkrans Museum, Main Street, Walpack Center, within the Delaware Water Gap NRA, Sussex County, NJ
This event is free and the public is welcomed.
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Please! We ask that anyone who has an interest in the history within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area [ DEWA ], to reflect via their own comments that they desire a greater focus on the valley’s heritage – both for visitors, and for past families’ descendants for whom their own heritage remains important

We need people to state that they want the NPS to give greater attention to the heritage of this river valley – long vacated for the since de-authorized Tocks Island Dam project.

The Park Service needs to hear that individuals want to retain the significant structures and sites and see them better preserved for the current and future generations to be able to visit and tour.

NPS/DEWA has posted that comments are now being taken and initial meetings have been scheduled:

This entry was posted on April 9, 2015.

Annual Meeting

Event Details

The Sussex County Historical Society will hold it’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm.

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: 973-383-6010

Tuesday, April 7 2015
7:30 pm
Sussex County Historical Society
82 Main Street Newton, NJ 07860

This entry was posted on April 2, 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.

Events January 30th-31st


Winter Festival

High Point State Park Interpretive Center
January 31, 2015 — 12:00-3:00pm.
The Friends of High Point State Park are excited to present their 2015 Winter Festival on Saturday, January 31. The complete event notice for publication may be found below.Winter Festival Schedule
12 pm – 3 pm Ice Fishing Demonstration, Snowshoeing, Bird Feeder Crafts
12:30 pm Guided Hike
1:30 pm Winter Weather Talk with Nick Stefano
2:15 pm Story Time, Sing-Along, Cookies & Cocoa by the Fire

Activities will include bird feeder and winter themed crafts for children, story time, sing-a-long, hot cocoa and cookies by the fire, guided hike, snowshoeing and ice fishing demonstrations (conditions permitting) Weather expert Nick Stefano will stop by for a winter weather talk. The event is free, but a suggested donation of $5 per family is appreciated. Snow date isSunday, February 1. Please visit the Friends of High Point State Park blog for more information,

Visions of Change Exhibit
the exhibit is at the Judicial Center in Newton, NJ

43-47 High Street,  Newton, NJ
The center is open  Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00 pm
In what ways might change happen? Times, tastes and populations change. Change can be immediate or take eons. It can be for good or harm, comedy or tragedy. Might you work for or against change? History is written and rewritten in seasons, is recorded, tweeted and YouTubed. Mobile media and computers change public and private behaviors. What are your Visions of Change? Please share.

Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council
133 Spring Street
Newton, NJ  07860
(973) 383-0027

Dates of Show:  January 30 — March 23, 2015

This entry was posted on January 28, 2015.

Events December 12 through 14

The Sussex County Historical Society’s and M.A.R.C.H. are holding holiday events.  Unique gifts and crafts are being offered by the Vernon Historical Society and the Lafayette Preservation Foundation. 

The Montague Association for the Restoration of Community History (M.A.R.C.H.) will be opening the historic, holiday decorated Foster Armstrong House for free costumed tours from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on December 13th and 14th. Families are welcome to visit and participate in our Holiday Bell Hunt.

Antique Christmas tree ornaments, handmade decorations and toys adorn holiday trees in each room and “Children’s Toys” is the theme for the 2014 Old Fashioned Holiday Weekends. Only one weekend remains to visit the festively decorated rooms of the historic Foster Armstrong House.

As a very special ending to our 2014 Old Fashioned Holiday Weekends, singers from “Harmony in Motion” will be caroling on Sunday, December 14th. Our gift shop will be open with handmade items and books on local history during all of the tours.

The Foster-Armstrong House, circa 1790, is located on CR521/320 River Road, about 1 mile north of Route 206 and the Milford/Montague Bridge.  More information about M.A.R.C.H. can be found online at or by calling the information line at (973)293-3106.

Sussex County Historical Society

Holiday Event

Friday Dec. 12 7:00-9:00 pm

Hill Memorial Museum

82 Main Street, Newton, NJ 

Call 973-383-6010

Free admission & refreshments

Come visit the Hill Memorial museum this holiday season and view the oldest building continually operating as a museum in the state of New Jersey beautifully decorated for the holidays.

Lafayette Preservation Foundation

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lafayette Township School, 178 Beaver Run Rd. 

Gift Fair and Social

Vernon Historical Society

173 Barrett Road, Highland Lakes, NJ 07422

(973) 764-6545

DECEMBER 13 and 14

A Holiday Gift Fair and Social featuring the handmade jewelry of Phyllis Pfeifer of The Jeweled Pussycat, handbags and wallets, watches, cash for gold and silver, antique appraisals, and many more items will be sponsored December 13 and 14 as a fundraiser by the Vernon Township Historical Society. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Society headquarters at 293 Route 94 in Vernon. The event is free and open to the public.

This entry was posted on December 11, 2014.

Events Nov 18 – 23

Civil War Round Table

Nov. 18, 2014: Regular monthly meeting, 7:30 PM. Our guest speaker will be Mr. James E. Johnson. His topic will be Black Soldiers during the Civil War.
The meeting will be held at 7:30 in the Theater, Building D on the campus of the Sussex County Community College.

Photo Exhibit

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014  1:00-4:00

Sparta Camera Club

Sparta Ambulance Building , 14 Sparta Ave. Sparta, NJ

Free and Open to the public.

The Sparta Camera Club is pleased to announce they will be holding their Photo Expo XXX on Sunday November 23, 2014. This is a milestone for the club, as it marks the 30th year that the club has mounted a full scale photo exhibit. More than 250 entries are judged by professional photographers and awards are bestowed in such categories as Landscape, Flowers, Animals, People, Sport/Action and Photographic Art. One photo is designated as the overall winner. These beautiful images from local artist will be on display at the Sparta Ambulance Building from 1:00-4:00.


This entry was posted on November 18, 2014.