Historical Society Day set for Sept. 21

Newton. Sussex County Historical Society to host programs to promote history.

Newton /
12 Sep 2019 | 03:25

    The Sussex County Historical Society will hold the 2019 Sussex County History Day and Old Newton Burial Ground Tour on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, Sept. 22, at the society's event field behind 75 and 79 Main St.

    The 27th Regiment of the New Jersey Volunteer Infantry encampment and the Long Hill String Band will play tunes of the Civil War era. Historical Societies and Civic organizations will be set up to show their local history and talk Sussex County history with you.

    There will be plenty of free parking available at the old McGuire parking lot on Main Street courtesy of Sussex County Community College and there will be a porta-john on site .

    The historical displays, Long Hill String Band and the New Jersey 27th Regiment Civil War encampment display are free. There is a charge to take the Old Newton Burial Ground tour. The tours consist of a guided tour with several stops where costumed interpreters will describe the lives of some of the residents of the Burial Ground. It is fascinating and educational.

    Each tour is limited to 20 people. Tour prices are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, Veterans and children 12-18 years old. Tours begin at noon, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The tour is about 1 hour long. All proceeds from the tour will be used to upkeep the Burial Grounds.