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circa 1740

Mail: P.O. Box 115, South Bound Brook, New Jersey 08880 
Location: 17 von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook, New Jersey 08880

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The Next Event is the Weekend Journey Through the Past on October 14th & 15th, 2017

During the summer, Tours by Appointment only. call 732-469-5836

The next Membership Meeting of FASH is on September 19th, 2017

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2017 Calendar of Events:

 

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Abraham Staats House,
17 von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880

Jan. 17 Feb. 21 March 21 April 18 May 16 June 20 July Canceled Aug. Canceled Sep. 19 Oct. 17 Nov. 21 Dec. 1

 

Tory Jack Day Battle of BB History Weekend Holiday at the Staats Misc. -->

February 11, 2017 ~ Saturday, 10:30 am – 3 pm “Tory Jack Day" Legend has it that Jack, a slave in the Abraham Staats household, supported the patriots by spying on the British during the American Revolution.  Celebrate Black History month with a program featuring noted speaker Joe Becton , who will speak on the topic “Evolution of the Blues” at 11:00 am.   Following Mr. Becton’s presentation, the public is invited to tour the historic Abraham Staats House and view an exhibit on “The History of Jazz in Black and White”, presented by local historian and Women’s Guild member, Mrs. Joyce Smith.   The exhibit and tours will end at 3 p.m. Admission is free; donations are appreciated.
Note: Seating is limited.

Click on the event title for more information and photos of past events. (Updated 1/14/2017)

February 16, 2017 ~ Thursday, 6 pm – 8 pm “The History of Jazz in Black and White" Exhibit For those who could not make our Tory Jack Day event and would like to see this exhibit we have added another day opening the house for its viewing during Black History month. The public is invited to tour the historic Abraham Staats House and view an exhibit on “The History of Jazz in Black and White”, presented by local historian and Women’s Guild member, Mrs. Joyce Smith.   Admission is free; donations are appreciated.
(Added 2/12/2017)

February 19, 2017 ~ "Middlebrook (Five Generals) Bus Tour"
Five historic houses that served as headquarters for American generals during the 1778-1779 Middlebrook encampment are all on this tour. The Van Horne House in Bridgewater; the Wallace House in Somerville; the Van Veghten House in Finderne; the Abraham Staats House in South Bound Brook; the Jacobus Vanderveer House  in Bedminster.   For more information and for reservations  contact: Heritage Trail Association, P. O. Box 590, Bound Brook, NJ 08805 or 941 East Main St., Bridgewater, NJ 08807 (732) 356-8856 or info@heritagetrail.org  

April 8 & 9, 2017 ~ Saturday/Sunday:   Be a part of the American Revolution and mark your calendar for this year’s Battle of Bound Brook: "Living History Weekend at the Abraham Staats House"
Admission charged for entry to house tour/lecture. The grounds and street battles are free.
Make sure you tell your friends to hold the date, Huzzah!  Hope to see you there!
Click on the event title for more information and photos of past events. (Updated 3/25/2017).

June 10, 2017 ~ Saturday Time: 10:00 am "18th Century Blacksmithing" on the grounds of the Abraham Staats House. Free to all
June 14, 2017 ~ Wednesday Time: 6:00 pm "Boy Scout Troop 42 Flag Retirement Ceremony" on the grounds of the Abraham Staats House. Free to all
October 14 & 15, 2017 ~ Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm & Sunday: Noon to 4:00 pm "Somerset County's Weekend Journey through the Past" Guided House tours by 18th Century costumed docents; Colonial period music.   20+ historic sites in Somerset County, including the Abraham Staats House, will be open for visitors during the weekend event, for information go to http://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-works/cultural-heritage/weekend-journey.
Please check back for updated information.  Click on the event title for 2016 information.
December 1, 2017 ~ Friday: 6:00 pm:  Annual Meeting followed by a Covered Dish Dinner at the Abraham Staats House.  Business meeting first (voting on Officers and Trustees for 2018), followed by socializing, refreshments and a general nice time! (Members and Guests)
December 2, 2017 ~ Saturday: 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30pm:  "Candlelight Tour of the Abraham Staats House" Tours will be conducted with authentically dressed interpreters in period clothing and end with light refreshments and live music. Reservations suggested. The program lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Please check back for updated information.  Click on the event title for 2015 information.

December 2, & 3, 2017 ~ Saturday/Sunday:  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
"Holiday at the Abraham Staats House" Each room of the Abraham Staats House is uniquely and festively decorated for the holidays by community organizations and members of the Friends of Abraham Staats House.
Enjoy sights and sounds of the season.
Please check back for updated information.  Click on the event title for 2015 information.

December 3, 2017 ~ Sunday: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
South Bound Brook Recreation Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the Abraham Staats House

   Visit with Santa and friends
   Enjoy Donuts and Hot Cocoa
   Bring an ornament to decorate the tree
Please check back for updated information.  Click on the event title for 2016 information.

OPEN 2nd SATURDAYS (10:00 AM to Noon) and TOURS BY APPOINTMENT
Call 732-469-5836 or e-mail" info@staatshouse.org

Hope to see you there!

Plan on coming to our 2018 events
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Tory Jack Day on February 10th
Battle of Bound Brook Commemoration on April 14th-15th
Flag Retirement Ceremony by Boy Scout Troop 42 and Cub Scout Pack 42 on Flag Day, June 14th

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Boy Scout Troop 42 Breakfast Buffet  

Boy Scout Troop 42, South Bound Brook, is hosting a Breakfast fundraiser on March 26th. It will be held at the Fellowship Hall of the Reformed Church at 113 Clinton Street, South Bound Brook from 8 AM to 1 PM.
The troop has been actively supporting the Abraham Staats House, most notably with three recent Eagle Scout projects of the Fireplace, Wood Shed, and gravel paths on the grounds as well as the annual US Flag Retirement Ceremony on Flag Day. We recommend the breakfast as a way to support the troop and help defray the cost of summer camp for the scouts.
Enjoy.

 

Events and programs will be offered throughout the year.
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The Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc. received an operating support grant
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