year ending clock


Taking a few minutes to reach out to everyone who supported Sparta Historical Society and its Van Kirk Homestead Museum throughout this most unique year of 2020.

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car show

2020 Classic & Antique Car Show

Sparta Historical Society's 5th Annual Classic & Antique Car Show, held Sunday, October 25th, was a huge success!   149  autos  and 393 visitors attended.    A good, safe, time was had by all!

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Musical Summer Performance

Music Day at the Museum was finally held using our new performance deck!

Musical guest Sean O’Flynn, a Sussex County guitarist/vocalist performed outside at the Van Kirk Musuem

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Van Kirk Drive Street Sign
Van Kirk Drive

Van Kirk Drive Street Sign Dedication

Thomas Van Kirk and his wife Elizabeth Carnes arrived from Monmouth County in 1775. He bought 45 acres from James Broderick for 9000 English pounds in 1780 ....

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Edison Menlo Park Exhibit
Edison Menlo Park Exhibit

Menlo Park Edison Historical Center visits Van Kirk Homestead Museum!

Our Edison Exhibit has collections on loan from Menlo Park Edison Historical Center, Edison National Park in West Orange, The Edison Foundation and private collections.

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Covid Re-Opening

We’re baaaack! We are the first heritage site to be reopened in Sussex County!

The Sparta Historical Society has taken all the necessary COVID requirements to heart to make your visit safe and enjoyable. 

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