SPARTA — Graphic Design students at Sussex County Technical School, under the direction of Graphic Design Instructor Steven Styles, produced striking program booklets for the Sparta Historical Society. The Society appreciates their partnership with the school and the valuable contributions made by Mr. Styles and his students.

The Society was pleased with the professional appearance of the finished product, used for their Night for the Museum Gala, a dinner dance held on May 12, 2017 at SkyView Golf Club in Sparta. This fundraiser event was held to benefit the preservation and ongoing restoration of the Sparta Historical Society’s Van Kirk Homestead, located on Route 517 in Sparta, adjacent to the Sparta Middle School. The booklet will also be distributed throughout the year.

Students enrolled in the Graphic Communications Program at the school learn the printing technology and process required for producing newspapers, magazines and other publications. They learn how to make plates for printing and how to run jobs on offset and digital presses. Units of study include photography and photo touchups, offset lithography, silk screening, bindery, sign plotting and sign making. This demanding industry also requires a concentration of studies on time management, multi-tasking jobs and handling the many facets of this trade.

The Sparta Historical Society is located at The Van Kirk Homestead Museum at 336 Main Street (Rte. 517, use Middle School Driveway), Sparta. It is open every second and fourth Sunday with free gallery talks at 2PM. On Sunday, July 9 our Summer Arts Exhibition called “Photographers Eye the Van Kirk Homestead” opens and remains through August 28. On Sunday, September 24 its fall exhibit, “Princess White Deer: A Woman, A Mohawk and a Legend” opens. Further details or group reservations, call 973-726-0883 or Email: spartahistoricalsocnj@gmail.com.