Harvest and Halloween Historical Activities in Sussex County
There are a number of fall and Halloween events this weekend. The Sparta Historical Society is hosting an open house. Waterloo village is hosting the Dog Walk of the Dead. There is a cemetery tour at Grey Towers. High Point State Park is doing a Open Hearth Cooking demonstration. Millbrook Village Society is also hosting an open house.
Sparta Historical Society Open House
Sunday, Oct 25th 1:00-4:00
Sparta Historical Society — Van Kirk Homestead
336 Main Street, Sparta, NJ 07871
973-726-0883The Sparta Historical Society presents “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned”, on loan from the Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT. This bank exhibit explores some societal interests and influences, and demonstrates its contribution towards life in Sparta and nationwide in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Toy banks encourage saving when coins were scarce and worth much more in buying power than today.
Dog Walk of the Dead III
Sunday, Oct 25 11:00-3:00
525 Waterloo Road Waterloo Village Bryam, NJ
Zombie dog walk to benefit Randolph Regional Animal Shelter, with vendors, food, live music, WDHA DJ, costume contests, animal adoptions. It’s horror hounds and Halloween
Grey Towers Cemetery Walk
Join us for a walk through the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Milford’s original town graveyard, on the grounds of Grey Towers. Meet at the Visitor Pavilion in the parking lot. Or head over to the Pinchot family mausoleum at Milford Cemetery to learn about family members, including Gifford, who are buried there. Wear sturdy shoes.
Open Hearth Cooking
Autumn is the season of bountiful harvests. Come watch the Friends of High Point State Park prepare a seasonal feast on the open hearth. Enjoy sample tastings of soups, meats, sides, and desserts that have all been cooked fireside. Seasonal activities for children will be offered. The event is free, but a suggested donation of $5 per family is appreciated. For more information on the Friends of High Point State Park and their events, please visitwww.friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com.
Kids crafts and games and from 5-8 a guided lantern tour of a ghostly village filled with ghostly tales.
During the afternoon hours, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., village buildings will be open with tours and craft demonstrations. This portion of the event features a variety of children’s seasonal activities with traditional 19th century crafts including fashioning corn husk and apple-head dolls. During the evening, join staff for a lantern walk through the village. Tours will begin at the parking lot at 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30 p.m. Interested participants should bring a flashlight. Light refreshments
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