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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 " Evening Candlelight Tours " on December 8th, 2018
and " Holiday at the Abraham Staats House" on December 8th & 9th, 2018
The House is open for free tours on January 12th from 10 am to noon
The Annual Membership Meeting of FASH is on December 7th, 2018

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2018 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. 16 Feb. 20 March 20 April 17 May 15 June 19 July Canceled Aug. Canceled Sep. 18 Oct. 16 Nov. 20 Dec. 7


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February 10, 2018 ~ 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 “Music of the Underground Railroad” 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 Underground Railroad”, 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 1/17/2018)

February 18, 2018 ~ "Middlebrook (Five Generals) Bus Tour " Hosted by Heritage Trail Association
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  
March 10, 2018 ~ Saturday Time: 10:00 am to Noon ~ "Open House & Open-Hearth Cooking Demonstration ". Free to all

April 14 & 15, 2018 ~ 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!
Please check back often for updated information. 
Click on the event title for information and photos of past events. (Updated 4/11/2018)

May 12, 2018 ~ Saturday Time: 10:00 am to Noon ~ "Open House with Lynda Lowell-Mullusky Playing Soothing Harp Music at 11 am". Free to all
June 9, 2018 ~ Saturday Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm ~ Special Open House "Dave “Sarge” Bala ~ 18th c. Blacksmith" on the grounds of the Abraham Staats House ~ Free Program
Click on the event title for more information.  (Updated 5/27/2018)
June 14, 2018 ~ Thursday Time: 6:00 pm "Boy Scout Troop 42 Flag Retirement Ceremony" on the grounds of the Abraham Staats House. Free to all
Sep 8, 2018 ~ Saturday Time: 10:00 am to Noon ~ "Songs of the Revolution" Music by Thomas Harabin Free to all
October 13 & 14, 2018 ~ Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm & Sunday: Noon to 4:00 pm "Somerset County's Weekend Journey through the Past" Special activities at the Abraham Staats House include Dana Bala’s presentation of “American Quilting & Sewing Arts” discussing quilts, fabrics, clothing and two early Staats family samplers, guided house tours by interpreters in period clothing, live period music performed by Thomas Harabin, and exhibits on the Middlebrook Cantonment and 18th century life. 30 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.
Click here for program flyer. Click on the event title for 2018 information. (Updated 9/27/2018)
October 27, 2018 ~ Saturday: 7:00 pm - 10:00pm:  "NJ Paranormal Investigators Fundraiser at the Abraham Staats House" NJ Paranormal Investigators at Work! Join the Friends of Abraham Staats House and the New Jersey Paranormal Investigators (NJPI) for a night of revealing what NJPI has discovered from three paranormal investigations of this historic home. Some have said they’ve “felt something” in the house, but did the spirits cooperate and reveal themselves? NJPI investigators will present their findings at the start of the program, and after, participants will break into groups and explore with NJPI’s investigative equipment. (Equipment is limited. It would be appreciated if you would bring your own equipment if you have it.) Space is limited to 40 people.
Admission will be $20 with advance reservation.
Click on the event title for more information and reservations.
Nov 10, 2018 ~ Saturday Time: 10:00 am to Noon ~ "Open House" ~ Free to all
Please check back often for updated event information. 
Nov 10, 2018 ~ Saturday Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm ~ "Colonial Tavern Night at the Abraham Staats House"
Cancelled ~ To be rescheduled in the future
December 7, 2018 ~ Friday: 6:00 pm ~ FASH Annual Meeting followed by a Covered Dish Dinner at the Abraham Staats House.  Business meeting first (voting on Officers and Trustees for 2019), followed by socializing, refreshments and a general nice time! (Members and Guests)
December 8, 2018 ~ 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)
Click on the event title for more information and to make reservations.

December 8, & 9, 2018 ~ 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.
Be sure to come and enjoy the performance by the Franklin Township HS Madrigal Singers on Saturday only at 1:00 pm.  
Free to all

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Call 732-369-3583 or e-mail" info@staatshouse.org

Please allow two-week notice for accessibility and assistive services requests.

Hope to see you there!
Plan on coming to our 2019 events
Performance of Matt DeBlass playing Celtic and Traditional Folk Music, January 10th
Tory Jack Day on February 9th
Battle of Bound Brook Commemoration on April 13th-14th
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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