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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 Events are the Home for the Holidays Events:
Candlelight Tours on December 2nd, Open House on December 2nd & 3nd, Madrigal Singers on December 9th, 2017
The House is open for free tours on December 9th, 2017 from 10 am until Noon
The next Membership Meeting of FASH is on November 21st, 2017

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2017 Calendar of Events:

 

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 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.   29 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.
October 29, 2017 ~ Sunday: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm "Revolutionary Tea at the Abraham Staats House"
Join Stacy F. Roth of History on the Hoof at the historic Abraham Staats House. Her 18th Century-attired program explores the history of tea to the 18th century, why it was so important in the lives of American colonists, the etiquette and material culture of tea in the period, why it became so unpopular in the 1760s and 70s, and some of the substitutes used to replace it.
  
Admission will be $15 for the public. ($10 for members)
Click on the event title for more information.
November 11, 2017 ~ Saturday: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm "Lecture: At Home Two Centuries Ago ~ Furnishing the Late 18th/ Early 19th Century House"
Join Jacquetta Haley of Haley Research at the Historic Abraham Staats House for a special program exploring how rooms looked and how people furnished them depending on status, cultural and regional influences. Learn about what people did – and didn’t -do and how they lived in 18th and early 19th century in New Jersey. The lecture will include a walk around the rooms of the historic Abraham Staats House to talk about how the Staats family lived in the house. Light refreshments served.
  
Admission will be $12 for the public. ($10 for members and seniors)
Click on the event title for more 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 recommended. The program lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Admission will be $10 with advance reservation. ($15 for walk-ins)
Updated 11/18/2017: Click on the event title for more 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.  Free to all
Updated 11/18/2017: Click on the event title for more information.

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

   Visit with Santa and friends
   Enjoy Donuts and Hot Cocoa
   Bring an ornament to decorate the tree
Updated 11/18/2017: Click on the event title for more information.

December 9, 2017 ~ Saturday/Sunday:  1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
"Holiday at the Abraham Staats House-Special Holiday Musical Performance by the Franklin HS Madrigal Singers." Following the performance visitors may stroll the rooms of the house.  Free to all
Updated 11/18/2017: Click on the event title for more 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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The Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which has received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State though the State/County History Partnership Program Grant, and administered in Somerset County by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission


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