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Ninth Annual Sussex County Heritage Weekend

Release Date: October 11, 2019
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 9th annual Heritage Weekend. It is a wonderful opportunity to explore and experience the many varied facets of history and culture in Sussex County.

 Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council Logo

Offered on Columbus Day weekend, the Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council is once again offering its annual Sussex County Heritage Weekend. Begun in 2011, it has been expanding yearly.

Sussex County's volunteer-run sites will once again welcome visitors. Many are offering newly added or refreshed exhibits - some will have special offerings. This year's event will feature 15 historic groups and 23 sites with their own unique stories and history to learn about.

This year's participating historic sites are: High Point State Park & New Jersey Veterans' Memorial, Wantage's Elias Van Bunschooten Museum, and nearby Lusscroft Farm, and this year's newly added site - the Old Clove Church, Vernon's Price's Switch Schoolhouse, Montague's Foster-Armstrong House, Peters Valley School of Craft Gallery, Walpack's Rosenkrans Museum in Walpack Center & also its Van Campen Inn - the latter open only on Van Campen Day, Branchville Borough's Historical Museum, Lafayette's Ludlum-Mabee House, Franklin's Historical Heritage Museum, Sparta's Van Kirk Homestead, as well as the nearby Sparta Train Station, Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council's Gallery & Sussex County Historical's Hill Memorial Museum in Newton, Stillwater's Historical Museum, Byram's Roseville Schoolhouse Museum, and Lake Hopatcong's Historical Museum.

People can also tour the Waterloo Village Historic Site, drive over the Western Highlands Scenic Byway, and visit the White Deer Plaza and Boardwalk Historic District.

The historical society sites do not charge admission during this weekend - but always appreciate donations & volunteers who can support their efforts. The few who have a special added presentation or offering - that info is noted on the interactive site and if any minimal fee is being charged for that.

We likewise feature the local farms and farm markets that reflect our agricultural heritage. There will be one day festivals that weekend at the Fairgrounds in Augusta, at Stillwater, and in Newton.

To access a printable map + listing, or the brochure, please visit external link . A slide presentation of the historical sites featured on that weekend is added there. To view the interactive map with its detailed info - kindly use this link: external link.