Edison’s Phonograph- Live demonstration
Ogdensburg Historical Society
Thursday March 12 at 7:00 pm
Meetings for the public will be at 7:00 pm at the Old Schoolhouse/Firehouse
8 Passaic Ave, Ogdensburg, NJ
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
The Legends and Truth about John Wilkes Booth and his Hysterical Histrionic Family
Presented by Dr. Peter Lubrecht
Civil War Roundtable
March 17, 2015
Sussex County Community College, Building D the Old Theater
The assassin John Wilkes Booth was the most infamous member of his theatrical family; however, the theatrical legacy of his brother lives on today. Edwin Booth voted for Lincoln and was an avid supporter of the Union, while his brother was a self-proclaimed spy for the Confederacy who committed what was considered one of the most tragically criminal acts of the 19th Century. Dr. Lubrecht traces the family lineage, including the famous father Junius Brutus Booth, and follows John Wilkes Booth on his trail to death and dishonor including the legends surrounding his act that surfaced after his death. Did he really survive and live to a ripe old age in Texas? Was his claim that he was the illegitimate son of a famous American Poet and author true? Come and find out for yourself!
Dr. Peter Lubrecht has a Ph.D. in Educational Theatre from New York University, and lives in Stanhope, NJ. An avid researcher with an interest in historical theater, Peter has been lecturing locally on the Civil War and 19th Century American Theatre.
Dr. Lubrecht will have signed personalized copies of his book, The Butterfly Boys, for sale at the end of the presentation.
The Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table provides educational programs, tours, and fellowship for individuals interested in the Civil War Era. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information please call Jennifer at 845-295-2603 during work hours, or check out the Round Table’s website at www.ryersoncwrt.com
Maple Sugaring at Millbrook Village
March 14th, 2015, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
County Route 602N. and the Old Mine Rd. Hardwick Twp, NJ
( Inclement weather date of 3-21-15 )
Bring your questions and your curiosity to Millbrook Village and enjoy a few hours of old time maple sugaring. Gather ‘round the fire and watch the sap boil down, enjoy the company, meet a friend and enjoy the day. Visit to the general store, the wagon shop or the Trauger House to see what’s going on.
We’ll be waiting for you and hope to see you there. As usual, it’s all free.
The Maple Sugaring Program is presented by the National Park Service and Volunteers from the Millbrook Village Society. . For more information visit Millbrook Village Society on Face book or call 973-875-3461, 908-537-2544, or 908-841-9531
“ Sussex County’s Fossil History ”
Sussex County Historical Society
Annual Luncheon Meeting
Saturday, March 28, 2015 12:00pm-
Spring Street Pub & Grill (Formerly the Spring House)
144 Spring Street Newton, NJ
The cost of the Luncheon is $30.00. Please reserve your spot by March 26th. You can send your checks, payable to S.C.H.S. and send them to PO Box 913 Newton, NJ 07860.
If you have any questions please call Wayne McCabe at (973) 579-2525 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please indicate your name, address and phone number and the number of people who will be attending the luncheon.
Join us for an exciting presentation by state paleontologist, David Parris, as he discusses the fossil record found in
Sussex County. Relating his professional experiences in Sussex County, David will talk about the different types of
fossils found during the last 100 years in Sussex County, including the mammoth fossil found in Vernon, which is
prominently displayed at the State Museum in Trenton. This information has not been discussed before by the his-
tory community in our county.
David has thirty-five years of experience as a professional paleontologist in eastern North America. He received
academic training at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (M.S., Paleontology) and Princeton University
(M.A. and Ph.D. Candidate, Geology). David began his involvement in natural and cultural resource evaluations
and recoveries early in his career, while working for the United States National Park Service. Subsequently, as a
curatorial professional at the New Jersey State Museum, he performed fossil resource evaluations at the Delaware
Water Gap National Recreation Area. David presently serves as Curator of Natural History, New Jersey State Mu-
seum (1985-Present). Before that he was the Assistant Curator of Science, New Jersey State Museum (1973-1985),
and Registrar of Science, New Jersey State Museum (1972-1973).