‘Twas the night before Christmas,...

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.  The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there…. A Visit From St. Nicholas, penned by Clement C. Moore reflects the hopes of many children on Christmas Eve.  Julia Ellett Lewis lived in The Rosenkrans House, which is now The Rosenkrans Museum,

Visit Walpack for the Holidays

Visiting the country this holiday season? Take a journey into Sussex County and visit Walpack History. The Rosenkrans Museum and the Walpack Church will be decorated for the holiday season and open to the public on December 2, 3, and 9th from 12 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday, December 10th from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The WHS's Annual Holiday Dinner - Dec 10. at the Walpack Inn

Once again we have arranged to offer an expanded choice of entrees, including the Inn’s fabulous prime rib and brown bread. The cost includes the entree (with potato or rice), salad bar, dessert, coffee or tea and gratuity. Beverage orders are not included – $35 per person. Menu selections: Roast Prime Rib, Grilled Chicken, Tri-colored Tortellini, Fish (depending on availability) We will be collecting food stuffs for the local food

Fall Hike: The Walpack Bend - Sunday Nov. 5th

Join the Walpack Historical Society on Sunday November 5th as we explore the area around the Walpack Bend. The hike will be an easy 2 mile round trip. Meet at the Rosenkrans Museum in Walpack at 11:00 a.m. We will car pool to the Old Mine Road and start on the driveway leading to the Decker Ferry House. After visiting the Decker Ferry House, we’ll continue down the trail to

The Victorian Lady's Wardrobe - Sept. 17 at 1pm

On Sunday September 17th 2017 at 1:00-pm, the Walpack Historical Society will present a program by Lydia Chiappini demonstrating the construction of the Victorian Lady’s Wardrobe by deconstructing the various layers which support the fashion silhouette of the period, including hoop skirts, bustles, corsets, pantaloons and accessories. She will begin with an 1860’s costume and transform it to an 1880 period design. The costumes are period-correct originals based on the

July 16 - Thunder Mountain Ranch

On Sunday July 16th 2017 at 1:00-pm, the Walpack Historical Society will present a program on the Thunder Mountain Ranch of Bevans, NJ. The ranch was a camp for boys and consisted of 300 pristine acres in Sandyston Township, owned and operated by Artie and Arlene Cohen. The camp was open from 1953 to 1970. Photos and memories from wranglers at the ranch, campers, and the Cohen family will be

June 25 - The Van Scorder Knight House

Time/Place: Sunday, June 25 – 1:00 PM at the Methodist Church in Walpack Center. “Summer Knights Revisited” will be the topic of a program planned for 1 p.m. June 25 at the Walpack Methodist Church, located on Main Street in Walpack. The program is free and open to the general public. Following a presentation by Bob Byrandt, who will share his memories of the summers that he spent working on

The Civil War & Services for Pvt. Peter Peach - May 21

A special presentation by Patte Haggerty Frato of the Sandyston Historical Society – Sunday, May 21, 2017 – 1:00 pm at the Walpack Methodist Church, Walpack, NJ | Private Peter Peach served in the Civil War out of PA but lived at different times in his life in Sandyston, Montague, and Walpack Townships. Being that he is buried in Walpack, it’s only fitting that this program be presented in Walpack