Building a Place for History
Wayne McCabe has resided in Newton for the last 44 years, and has a career in historic preservation and community planning that spans almost 50 years. His degrees are in rural, city and regional planning, with a concentration in historic preservation. He began work for the Delaware County (NY) Planning Board in the late 1960’s and subsequently worked for the Department of Community Affairs, the Plainfield City Planning Department and the Sussex County Planning Department. He has owned and operated a consulting firm specializing in planning and historic preservation since 1980. He taught for 13 years at Drew University in the Historic Preservation program, has 12 books on Sussex County history to his credit, and writes a weekly column for the New Jersey Herald about county history. Mr. McCabe presently works at Waterloo Village for the State Division of Parks and Forestry, has served as the official Historian of Sussex County since 2004 and is in his fifth year as President of the Sussex County Historical Society. He has also served as a consultant to 18 municipal historic preservation commissions.