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Sussex County’s 8th Annual Heritage Weekend
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10:00 am
One event on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 10:00am
Offered on Columbus Day weekend, when individuals and families like to take advantage of Fall-oriented activities, the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council is offering its 8th annual Sussex County Heritage Weekend. First offered in 2011 as an extension of its “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” exhibit with a small number of sites, it has been expanded – incorporating a detailed interactive map with photos and links to additional information.
A number of Sussex County’s volunteer-run sites will welcome visitors – many offering special, new or refreshed exhibits. This year’s family-friendly event will feature 16 historic groups offering 17 sites with unique personalities, presentations and local histories!
This year’s participating sites are: High Point Monument & High Point State Park, Wantage’s Elias Van Bunschooten Museum and also the Turner Mansion at Lusscroft Farm, Vernon’s Price’s Switch Schoolhouse, Montague’s Foster-Armstrong House, the Peters Valley School of Craft Gallery, Walpack Historical’s Rosenkrans Museum in Walpack Center & the Van Campen Inn, the Branchville Borough Historical Museum, Lafayette’s Ludlum-Mabee House, the Franklin Historical Heritage Museum, Sparta Historical’s Van Kirk House, as well as the nearby Sparta Train Station, the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council Gallery & Sussex County Historical’s Hill Memorial Museum in Newton, Byram’s Roseville Schoolhouse Museum, and the Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum – along with other museums which charge admission: Space Farms Zoo and Museum, Friar Mountain Model Railroad Museum, Sterling Hill Mining Museum, and Franklin Mineral Museum. Consider touring the Waterloo Village Historic Site, the Western Highlands Scenic Byway, and visiting the White Deer Plaza and Boardwalk Historic District.
The historical society sites do not charge admission during this weekend – but appreciate donations which help support their efforts.
For further details and information about the time and day each site will be open, and to access a printable map and listing- please visit www.scahc.org/events .