Our Mission

Sparta Historical Society, Inc. preserves the history and cultural heritage of the Sparta, New Jersey area and enlightens the community through educational programs, collection, and exhibitions.

Sparta Historical Society, Inc. is a non-profit corporation and shall be operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. Specific purposes of the Society shall be:
a) To foster an understanding and appreciation of the diverse economic and cultural heritage of Sparta and the surrounding area through educational programs;
b) To encourage public support and citizen participation in the preservation of Sparta’s legacy;
c) To develop and maintain special collections and exhibitions relevant to historical trends and events affecting the region;
d) To restore and preserve the Van Kirk Homestead and related buildings and grounds and maintain the Museum and History Education Center to be open to the public for the enjoyment of future generations; and
e) To selectively accept donations of real or other property, money, and grants for facilitation of the above purposes.