Whether you are new to Sussex County or claim kin from generations ago, the Sussex County Historical Society invites you to visit our museum and research area located in the beautiful Hill Memorial building.

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Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the Society’s activities.

New members and volunteers are always welcome!

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Online Store

We have several historical books for sale written by local authors, in addition to other local historical materials.  You can browse our selection and purchase items online.

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Upcoming Events and News

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

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.

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: SpartaHistoricalSoc@gmail.com

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:

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