Home for the Holidays:
Holiday at the Abraham Staats House
Saturday, December 6th, & Sunday, December 7th, 2014
Saturday, December 13th, & Sunday, December 14th, 2014
12 noon to 4 p.m.
Decorations in the North Parlor in 2012
Page down for more details and to see photos from past events.
for seasonal festivities at the
Abraham Staats House
great way to enjoy the winter holidays while visiting a historic house
Tom Harabin playing the
Visit this historic home for the holidays!
The Abraham Staats House will be decked out in festive finery and hosting a number of musical programs
for the two weekends of Holiday at the Abraham Staats House! Built c. 1740, the house was home to the
Dutch Staats family for nearly two centuries and is now under the care of the Borough of South Bound Brook.
In recognition of its historic value, the house is listed on the NJ State and National registers of Historic
On Dec. 6-7 and 13-14 from 12 Noon – 4 pm the public is invited for a holiday visit. Each room of the house
will be festively and individually decorated by South Bound Brook community organizations in celebration of the
holiday season. The groups include Boy Scout Troop 42 and Pack 42, Reformed Church of Bound Brook,
South Bound Brook Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Students of Robert Morris School and the Women’s Guild of
South Bound Brook.
Enjoy music of the season as well. On Saturday, Dec. 6, members of the Franklin Township HS Madrigal Singers
directed by Tim Walton will perform at 2:30 p.m. On Sun., Dec 7, classical pianist Joseph Markey presents
“Notes from the Past” at 1 p.m. On Sat., Dec 13, the South Bound Brook Robert Morris School Band,
directed by Mr. Frank Parente, will perform at 1:30 p.m. On Sun., Dec. 14 at 2 p.m., enjoy the sounds of the
Somerville HS Jazz ensemble under the direction of Mr. Matt Krempasky.
Stroll through the many rooms, learn about the history of the home, and get in the holiday spirit as you enjoy
the seasonal displays and exhibits, as well as the Christmas music of the 18th century played on the dulcimer,
bowed psaltery, guitar and fiddle throughout the house by Tom Harabin.
(Please note: the sound of these musical programs will carry throughout the house;
However, those who desire seating should come prior to performance start time:
Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.)
Admission and parking is free, donations are accepted. The Abraham
Staats House is located at
17 Von Steuben
Lane, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880. (From Route 287 N or S: Use Exit 10
and follow the signs to South Bound Brook.
Von Steuben Lane is located off Route 527/Easton
Ave. Look for the Abraham Staats House sign.)
For information call
Kathy Faulks at 732-469-5836 or visit
photos by Jody Gibian-Miles