Sussex County Historical Society Events Through October 5
BRANNON TO SPEAK TO AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETIES / UPDATE ON HORTON MANSION TO ALSO BE PROVIDED
Tuesday September 30th 7:00 pm
History Alliance at the Lafayette Center For Preservation Ludlum-Mabee House
115 Rt 15 Lafayette, NJ
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. Lusscroft Farm is having a barn sale the Fireman’s Parade will take place in Hampton, NJ,
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.
Lusscroft Farms Barn Sales
Oct 3-4th all type of used goods including books and a bake sale. This is a great time to see Lusscroft in it fall Colors.
October 5th 2:00-3:30 Annual Autumn Leaves Hike
Pre Register with Kevin Mitchell at 973-702-2289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Jersey’s Sussex County Firemen’s Association Inspection Day and Parade
Saturday Oct 4, 2014 1:00
Parade will begin at 1:00pm over in the Stone Rows Development and will end at Hampton Park for refreshments & trophies. Public parking will be at KRHS and busses will shuttle people to the parade route but you will be responsible for walking back to the Park or parking lot on your own.
Roads will be closing at approximately 12:30 so the parade participants are able to get lined up & in place. Road closures will occur at the bottom of Cummins Hill (Route 521 & Halsey Road), Branchville Lawson & Haggerty Road, Parsons Road & Halsey Road, and Halsey Road & Church Road
Chinkchewunska Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Holds Grave Dedications
Saturday October 4 at 11:00 am
North Church (Hardyston Cemetery)
Members of the public are invited to attend two special dedication services honoring three Revolutionary War veterans to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.
Ashley Ziccardi and Lisaann Van Blarcom Permunian say that a service will be held at the North Church (Hardyston) Cemetery on Route 94 for patriot Isaac Cary and Revolutionary War veteran Simon Wade, followed by a similar service to be held to honor Revolutionary War veteran David Phillips at the Willistine Cemetery, located off Route 23 in the Stockholm section of Hardyston.
The two ceremonies are being presented by the Chinkchewunska Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Ziccardi, who serves as DAR chapter registrar, says that the Department of Veterans Affairs provided the headstone marker for Wade and Phillips, while a Cary descendant, Stillwater resident Dennis DeGroat, provided a new headstone for his ancestor. The DAR, however, has provided a bronze flag holder for Cary, as it, too, wished to honor him.
Sparta Historical Society
Bus Tour of the Walkill
Thursday Oct 9 from 9:00am – 3:00 pm
Applications may be received by contacting Ed Fritsch at 973-729-0644
Checks for reservation should be
made out to the Sparta Historical Society can be mailed to the Sparta Historical Society, P.O. Box 312, Sparta, N.J. 07871.
Historical Society Offers Watershed Tour
“This was the best tour I’ve ever been on !” according to J.S. The Sparta Historical Society will again sponsor a guided Wallkill river Watershed tour on October 9 from 9 am to 3 PM. The approximately 26 miles in New Jersey and a short distance in New York will be covered by bus.
Guiding the tour will be Nathaniel Sajdak, coordinator of the watershed management group. He will explain the geological reason for the Wallkill River flowing North.
The excursion, which costs $45 will board at the “old” Stop N Shop parking lot,includes travel to the south end of Lake Mohawk, where the river starts, to Station Park; a brief history of mining in the area as the trip passes the Sterling Hill Mining Museum; a visit to the Backward Tunnel which historically made railroads possible in Ogdensburg; a visit to the Franklin Historical Society museum where a wealth of information about Franklin’s history will presented.
Proceeding northward the tour will visit the Scott Road Bridge where waterwheels and dams generated power during the 19 th century; and stop for lunch at the National Wildlife Refuge in Wantage. Following lunch a sight seeing stop will view the vista from Lake Walkill road in Vernon, a stop at the Wood Duck trail to view wildlife and waterfowl; crossing the Appalachian Trail and Liberty marsh on the border of New York State; and a return trip via the Paulinskill River, where reforestation is in progress.
Applications may be received by contacting Ed Fritsch at 9737290644 or may be picked up at the Sparta Recreation Center office. Checks for reservation should be made out to the Sparta Historical Society can be mailed to the Sparta Historical Society, P.O. Box 312, Sparta, N.J. 07871.
Guests are urged not to forget their cameras. Walking is minimal.
Millbrook Village Days
Millbrook Village Society
Oct 4 & 5 the 10:00-5:00
The village will be open with volunteers dressed in period costumes, recreating the ambiance of a 19th century village. The arts and crafts of a rural 19th century village including cider making, rope making, quilting, weaving, spinning and cloth dying will be demonstrated. Village buildings will be open to public.
Unless you’re coming from Blairstown, NJ, your best bet for finding Millbrook is to take I-80 to the westernmost exit in New Jersey. If you’re coming from Pennsylvania on I-80, this will be the first exit in NJ after you cross the Delaware River. As you come down the exit ramp, make a sharp right. You’ll pass under I-80 and hit a stop light. If you’re coming from NJ on I-80, you’ll make the last exit before going over the bridge into PA (Millbrook exit), proceed down the exit ramp, make a right, and you’ll end up at this same stoplight. You’ll probably wonder why this road needs a stoplight, but it’s one lane wide for about 3/4 of a mile. When it was once a two lane road, the experience was truly life-changing. The light changes about every 3 minutes for opposing traffic. Millbrook is 12 miles from the I-80 bridge along this road. It may seem like an eternity, but it really is only 12 miles (of breathtaking views of the Delaware River), and you’ll end up at the intersection of two roads. The village parking lot will be at this intersection.
Sussex County Fireman’s Parade
Saturday, October 4th at 1:00 pm
Parade will begin at 1:00pm over in the Stone Rows Development and will end at Hampton Park for refreshments & trophies. Public parking will be at KRHS and busses will shuttle people to the parade route but you will be responsible for walking back to the Park or parking lot on your own. Roads will be closing at approximately 12:30 so the parade participants are able to get lined up & in place. Road closures will occur at the bottom of Cummins Hill (Route 521 & Halsey Road), Branchville Lawson & Haggerty Road, Parsons Road & Halsey Road, and Halsey Road & Church Road.
Sussex County Art and Heritage Council
is seeking entries for their “From a Women’s Perspective” art exhibit . The drop off of work will take place on Sunday, October 5th —12:00-3:00 and Tuesday Oct 7 – 9:00-3:00. Here is a link to the prospectus:
Autumn Park Scavenger Hunt
October 5, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
High Point State Park 1486 State Route 23
Sussex, NJ 07461
For all ages. Free. Team up with Family and Friends to search High Point State Park for natural and historic facts and artifacts. Suitable for all ages ‘ this scavenger hunt can be difficult or easy as you make it, and resourcefulness and creativity will count in this friendly competition. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
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