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~ A Crossroads Celebration ~

 

~ 241 th Commemoration ~
Battle of Bound Brook:

Living History Weekend at the

Abraham Staats House

April 14th & 15th, 2018

     

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 The schedule is subject to change, please watch for updates regularly!

Thursday, April 12th                    

9:30 am ~ 9 pm

Special Exhibits at the Bound Brook Memorial Library , 402 E High Street, Bound Brook, NJ 08805.
 

 

                                     Friday, April 13th

9:30 am ~ 5 pm

Special Exhibits at the Bound Brook Memorial Library , 402 E High Street, Bound Brook, NJ 08805.
 

 

                                     Saturday, April 14th

10 am ~ 4 pm

Abraham Staats House and Grounds / Soldiers Encampment at 17 von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook, NJ, 08880 open to public.

9:30 am ~ 5 pm

Special Exhibits at the Bound Brook Memorial Library , 402 E High Street, Bound Brook, NJ 08805.

10 am

Soldiers leave Abraham Staats House to march down Main Street, South Bound Brook, to Queens Bridge and the Old Stone Arch Bridge on Railroad Ave.

10:30 am ~ 11:30 am

Battle Begins!! First Street Battle Reenactment
Soldiers March and Fight on the Old Stone Arch Bridge and Queens Bridge to Reenact “The Battle of Bound Brook”!! The Loyalist troops attack and push the Patriot Forces in a Retreat up East Street to the cemetery.

11:30 am ~ 11:45 am

Ceremony by Troops at the Old Presbyterian Graveyard, next to the Bound Brook Memorial Library, , 402 E. High St., BB 08805. Bound Brook Memorial Library Open to Public for Special Exhibits.

11:45 am ~ 1:00 pm Lunch With Soldiers – BBQ Picnic on Hamilton Street, Bound Brook 08805 – Open to the Public
Dine with American, British and Hessian Soldiers of the American Revolution!

1:00 pm

Soldiers assemble and begin march back to South Bound Brook over Queens Bridge.  

1:30 pm ~ 2:30 pm

Second Street Battle Reenactment
All troops initiate Street Battle in South Bound Brook,
starting at Elm & Main St., SBB (south end of Queen’s Bridge) and battling along Main Street to Maple Ave.

2:30 pm

All troops clear Main Street and return to the Soldiers Encampment at the historic Abraham Staats House, South Bound Brook.

2:30 pm ~ 4 pm At the Soldiers Encampment/Abraham Staats House:
      (17 von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook)
 

In the Abraham Staats House:
    (Weekend Pass: $10 for adults; $5 for Seniors & 18 years and under; Family: $20)

Special lectures, exhibits and house tours inside the Abraham Staats House. Register here


On the Grounds of the Abraham Staats House: (Free)

Visit the living history American Revolutionary Soldiers Encampment at the Abraham Staats House c. 1740, Come see life as it existed for the soldiers, camp followers and others who lived the American past.
Military Drills, Demonstrations, Contests, Camp Life: Living history demonstrations ~ soldiers drilling and practicing military tactics, sutlers (merchants) selling colonial goods, sewing, basket weaving and cooking, period music and refreshments at the camp. The soldiers will be drilling during the afternoon, just as they did 200 years ago.
(No fee for activities on outside grounds of the Abraham Staats House.)

4 pm

Soldiers Encampment and Abraham Staats House closed to the public
See you back on Sunday the 15th.

 

Note: Partner Events also on Saturday:

8 am ~ 9:30 am

“Complete Waffle Breakfast and Battle of Bound Brook speaker, Lazarus Turner”
Join the Heritage Trail Association for their annual “Breakfast before the Battle” at the Van Horne House, 941 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Adults $20; under age 10 $5 - Waffle Bar, fruit, juice and more. Register at www.heritagetrail.org

12:30 pm ~ 4 pm,
4:30 pm ~ 8 pm

“Battles & Brews Pub Crawl” in Bound Brook (2 separate crawls)
FREE. Patrons must be over 21 & purchase own drinks and meet in front of Brook Theater 10 minutes before crawl start. Six participating restaurants/pubs. For more information contact Kori Buro at 732-667-3939 or tksevents@yahoo.com

4 pm ~ 7 pm

Pasta Dinner ~ While in South Bound Brook enjoy a great Pasta Dinner, at the Fellowship Hall of the Reformed Church of Bound Brook
Location: Fellowship Hall, 113 Clinton St., South Bound Brook
   Free to registered reenactors and open to the public
   Adults: $10, Seniors & Reenactors: $9, 5-10 years: $6, 4 and under: Free
Call Rev. Martin Winters at cell 732-322-1899 or email martin_winters@hotmail.com for information.

7 pm ~ 10 pm

Spring Ball & Social 18th century dance and social, open to the public, Van Horne House, 941 Main St., Bridgewater, NJ 08807. $15. Live period music by Ridley and Anne Enslow.
Contact: Janice Wolk, at: Janice.wolk@yahoo.com to reserve a place in advance.
Note: Space limited; first come, first served ~ Reservations recommended

 

 

                                     Sunday, April 15th

7:30 am ~ 12 noon

Buffet Breakfast, South Bound Brook Fire Co. #1 Firehouse  Eat with the soldiers and colonial camp followers at the famous All-You-Can-Eat Sunday Buffet Breakfast at the South Bound Brook Firehouse on Edgewood Terrace.
   Free to registered reenactors and open to the public
   Adults: $9, Seniors: $8; under age ten: $6, under age 5: free.

10 am - 4 pm At the Soldiers Encampment/Abraham Staats House
      (17 von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook)
 

In the Abraham Staats House:
    (Weekend Pass: $10 for adults; $5 for Seniors & 18 years and under; Family: $20)

Special lecture, exhibits and house tours inside the Abraham Staats House. Register here


On the Grounds of the Abraham Staats House: (Free)

Visit the living history American Revolutionary Soldiers Encampment at the Abraham Staats House c. 1740, Come see life as it existed for the soldiers, camp followers and others who lived the American past.
Military Drills, Demonstrations, Contests, Camp Life: Living history demonstrations ~ soldiers drilling and practicing military tactics, sutlers (merchants) selling colonial goods, sewing, basket weaving and cooking, period music and refreshments at the camp. The soldiers will be drilling during the afternoon, just as they did 200 years ago (No fee for activities on outside grounds of the Abraham Staats House.).

1:00 pm ~ 2:00 pm

Lecture:  Robert A. Mayers presenting “ Searching for Yankee Doodle - Washington's Soldiers in the American Revolution” followed by a book signing
Share the audience with reenactors! Lecture included with the Historic House Tours Weekend Pass

2:30 pm ~ 3:30 pm

Battle on the grounds of the Abraham Staats House featuring Patriotic and Loyalist units portraying the soldiers of the American Revolution

4 pm

Soldiers Encampment and Abraham Staats House closed to public.



SAVE THE DATE! NEXT YEAR!!
Battle of Bound Brook
April 13-14, 2019!

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The Friends of the 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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Sponsors of the Battle of Bound Brook : South Bound Brook Historic Preservation Advisory Commission, Friends of Abraham Staats House, with Contributions by the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission, the Borough of South Bound Brook, the Borough of Bound Brook, the Sheriff’s Dept. of Somerset County, Elmer's Catering.

 

The Friends of Abraham Staats House thanks all those who made individual contributions to support the Battle of Bound Brook event.

For Information on becoming a sponsor please e-mail us at  info@staatshouse.org

To make a donation to support the Battle, go to our Donation/Membership page.

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