The Sussex County Historical Society announces that the 2019 Sussex County History Day and Old Newton Burial Ground Tour will be held at 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the field behind 75 and 79 Main Street, Newton, directly across the street from the Sussex County Historical Society Hill Museum.
The public is invited to view the 27th Regiment of the New Jersey Volunteer Infantry encampment and the Long Hill String Band playing tunes of the Civil War era. Historical Societies and Civic organizations will discuss local Sussex County. 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.
Costumed interpreters will describe the lives of some of the residents of the Burial Ground. Each tour is limited to 20 people, and costs $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, veterans and children 12-18 years old. One-hour tours begin at noon, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. All proceeds are for upkeep the Burial Grounds.So far, the participants for History Day are:
Sussex-Wantage Historical SocietySussex County Historical SocietyPvt Joseph Bessette Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the Union, 1861-1865Wreaths Across AmericaSparta Historical SocietyDeckertown Union CemeteryFranklin Historical SocietyColonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round TableMontague Township Sussex Fire DepartmentBranchville Historical Society 27th Regiment New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Company F Encampment Long Hill String Band
Any questions should be directed to Mario Poggi for History Day at 973 864-7852 and Wendy Wyman for the Old Newton Burial Grounds Tour at 973 383-0015.