Find out about Sussex County soldiers in the Civil War

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:48

    Newton — Dr. Peter Lubrect, author of New Jersey Butterfly Boys in the Civil War brings history to life during a special presentation hosted by the Sussex County Historical Society on Monday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., at the Hill Museum, 82 Main Street. The public is invited, and refreshments will be served. Soldiers from Sussex County fought in decisive battles with General George Armstrong Custer and General Phillip Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley, forcing and following Lee’s retreat. The Butterfly Boys were enticed to join a galloping, dashing, romantic cavalry unit that would charge its enemy armed only with sabers. Dr. Lubrecht gives an account of some of these brave men; their histories and travels. An avid researcher with an interest in historical theater, Lubrecht lectures locally on the Civil War and 19th Century American theater. He has a Ph.D. in educational theatre from New York University, and a master's degree in English and drama. Also a seasoned actor, he has appeared in many theater production including 'Equus," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Oliver" and "The Fantastiks." If you go The Sussex County Historical Society Hill Museum houses exhibits ranging from prehistoric mastodons to pioneer and early farming life as well as thousands of artifacts representing Sussex County history through the ages. It is open the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and by appointment for genealogical research and special tours. Call 973-383-6010 or e-mail for information.