Ever imagine what Main Street looked like in Roxbury’s infancy? Walking Historical Tour - Celebrates Roxbury’s 280th Anniversary
Though we can’t step back in time to the mid 18th century, we can picture the architecture, landscape, and businesses through a self-guided tour in honor of the township’s 280th anniversary. The free walking tour will take place on Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 am to 1:00pm.
Commemorative tour booklets provided by the Roxbury Township Historical Society and penned by its president, Marge Cushing, will be given out at the library gazebo at 103 Main Street.
“Wherever we live in the township’s six ‘villages,’ this walk along Succasunna’s Main Street,
Roxbury Township’s 280th Anniversary celebration, is for every one of us,” said Marge Cushing, who researched and wrote the tour booklet, bringing the soul of 18th century Main Street alive. After the tour, Main Street will no longer be a street where we sit in traffic during our daily commute, but a dirt road transporting us to the 1700s, as we become familiar with the people who founded our township, see the places they lived and worked in, and learn about our township’s contributions to the early development of our country, food for thought as we wait for the light to change.”
The tour will begin and end at Roxbury Public Library’s gazebo and features stops and brief histories of the trolley stops, businesses, homes, and residents along Main Street.
Friends and families, using the booklets as a guide, can stroll the sidewalks, taking in the fresh air and interesting histories of Roxbury Township.
Participants are asked to wear face masks and social distance.
Parking will be available at Roxbury Library which will also be hosting a by-appointment book sale. Succasunna United Methodist Church’s thrift shop and holiday market will be open as well.
For event details and more information, go to www.roxburynj.us/280
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