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Sussex County Historical Society and Museum [NJ]

The Sussex County Historical Society was established in 1904, following the culmination of the county's 150th anniversary celebration. The Society brings together people interested in the prehistory, history, and native culture of Sussex County. The Society seeks out, collects, preserves, restores, and studies materials that reveal and illustrate the county's history. The Society encourages and supports policies and projects that enhance the appreciation and preservation of Sussex County's heritage. One of the society's achievements is the restoration and care of the Old Newton Burial Ground located across Main Street from the society headquarters, which are located at the Hill Memorial Building, along with the society museum and library. The Hill Memorial was listed on both the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places in 1985 as the oldest museum building in New Jersey.

The museum offers historical exhibits and special events highlighting the history of Sussex County. The museum also offers tours and programs for the general public and schoolchildren. The website offers a history of Sussex County, genealogical information, visitor information, information regarding local attractions and lodging, and a small online bookstore.

 
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