On Thursday, March 19th at 11:30am, Sparta Historical Society will have a lunch tea, catered by Café Pierrot at Sparta Ambulance Building on 14 Sparta Avenue.   Wear your hat, pearls, gloves and bring a tea cup to spend a relaxing afternoon.  Sparta Historical Society will display their 1960s hat collection and Joyce Simmons will display her vintage pearl jewelry for all to enjoy.  Tickets are $35 for members and $40 nonmembers.   Reservations are required and payment must be received by Thursday, March 5th

Following the lunch tea, at 12:30pm, first person interpreter, Jill Lawrence, from the American Historical Theatre, will perform her one woman show of “Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: Preservation and Grace, an American Legacy”.  By bringing historic preservation center stage, Jacqueline’s gift for the future was to preserve the past.  She was a great American icon who wore may hats, not just her pillbox. This is the second program in our 2020 Women’s History Month Trilogy series.   Program funded by NJ Council for the Humanities.

The Sparta Historical Society is located at The Van Kirk Homestead Museum at 336 Main Street (Rte. 517, use Middle School Driveway), Sparta. www.vankirkmuseum.org   It will open Sunday, April 26th with our Spring Exhibition called “Thomas A. Edison: The Person, The Vision, His Genius”. and will be open every second and fourth Sunday through December 8th from 1-4 pm with 2PM talk. For further details or group reservations, call 973-726-0883 or Email: spartahistoricalsocnj@gmail.com.