Eighth Annual Sussex County Heritage Weekend
On the Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend, historical museums and heritage organizations throughout the county will join with the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council for its 8th annual Heritage Weekend. It is a wonderful opportunity to explore and experience the many varied facets of history and culture in Sussex County.
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. Some will have special displays, exhibits, or presentations.
For further details and information about the time and day each site will be open, and to access a printable map and listing, a brochure, and to view an interactive map - please visit www.scahc.org .
Each historical society in Sussex County depends upon its volunteers to help to maintain and open their sites, offer programs and keep our history alive for future generations. If you have an interest in helping preserve our county's heritage in any way, please consider getting involved.