|THE COLONEL HENRY RYERSON
CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE – April 17, 2018 Meeting
MEETINGS START AT 7:30 P.M.
See you next Tuesday!!!
From Jennifer CS Brylinski, Round Table President
Info about the April Meeting
Meeting Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Bristol Glen, 200 Bristol Glen Drive, Newton, New Jersey (973-300-5788), enter through Main
Entrance. The meeting is in the “Town Hall” room.
Newton During the Civil War – Wayne McCabe Presenter
The April Meeting lecture will focus on what Newton looked like during 1860, just before the outbreak of
the Civil War. Using old maps, lithographs, and photographs, Sussex County Historian Wayne T.
McCabe will walk the audience through the bustling town, the county seat of Sussex County.
Beginning at the recently laid tracks of the Sussex Railroad, the first train station, and turntable in the new
railroad yards, the presentation tour will proceed up Spring Street toward the county Court House. From
there, the tour will go up both High Street and Main Street, showing what life was like almost 160 years
ago. Private homes, churches and parsonages, commercial and government buildings, and other
physical improvements will be shown and discussed during the presentation.
For almost 50 years, Wayne T. McCabe has been involved in the fields of historic preservation and
community planning. Wayne holds a B.A. in City Planning and a Masters of City and Regional Planning
from Rutgers University at New Brunswick. In the last half of the 1970s and early 1980s, Wayne worked
for the Sussex County Planning Department. In 1984 he formed his own consulting firm, McCabe &
Associates, Inc. that specialized in planning, engineering, surveying, and historic preservation. In 2013,
he and his wife Marge decided to change the company focus to only planning and historic preservation,
and rebranded the company as McCabe & McCabe, LLC.
Wayne taught at Drew University for 13 years in the historic preservation program. In 2004, the County
Board of Freeholders created the position of County Historian and appointed
The consulting firm has served as the professional consultant to 18 different municipal historic
preservation commissions throughout New Jersey, ranging from the Borough of Hamburg down to Cape
Wayne has also published 14 books about different aspects of our county’s history over the last 20
years, several being co-authored with Kate Gordon and more recently with his wife Marge. He presently
is completing a book about the history of the German-American Bund camp in Andover Township.
The Colonel Henry Ryerson Civil War Round Table provides educational programs, tours, and fellowship
for individuals interested in the Civil War Era. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more
information please call Jennifer at 973-948-4724 during the day, or check out the Round Table’s website
The Upcoming Civil War Round Table Season:
Spring Tour – May 12, 2018 – Gettysburg – The Bucktails at McPherson’s Ridge, with Gettysburg
Licensed Guide Rich Kohr. 10 a.m., West End Guide Station / Restrooms half mile west of town on
May 15, 2018 – Dinner Meeting – Brian R. McEnany, “The Civil War History of the West Point Class of
1862.” Remember to make your Dinner Reservations now. See our website and look under “newsletter”
for more info!