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~ A Crossroads Celebration ~

 

~ 240 th Commemoration ~
Battle of Bound Brook:

Living History Weekend at the

Abraham Staats House

April 8th & 9th, 2017

 
Save the Date
Next Year's Battle of Bound Brook will be held on April 14th & 15th, 2018. We look forward to hosting this great event again.
We want to thank all of you who made this year's event a success.
     

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               Weekend  Schedule

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

                            Print Version of Weekend Schedule

Friday, April 7th                    

9:30 am ~ 5 pm

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

7 pm

Betsy Ross at the Brook Arts Center, 7pm FREE! 10 Hamilton St, Bound Brook info@brookarts.org or 732-469-7700.
 

 

                                     Saturday, April 8th

10 am ~ 5 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!! Reenactment #1 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 Trrops 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

Reenactment #2 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 St and return to the Soldiers Encampment at the historic Abraham Staats House, South Bound Brook.

3 pm ~ 5: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.)

5 pm

Soldiers Encampment and Abraham Staats House closed to the public
See you back on Sunday the 10th.

 

Note: Partner Events also on Saturday:

8 am ~ 9:30 am

“Breakfast before the Battle”
Join the Heritage Trail Association for their annual “Breakfast before the Battle” at the Van Horne House, 941 East Main Street, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. $10.00pp Waffle Bar, fruit, juice and more. Register at www.heritagetrail.org

1 pm ~ 4 pm

“Battle & Brews”
Hamilton St, Bound Brook - Must be over 21. Sponsored by Bound Brook Revitalization Partnership https://battleandbrews.eventbrite.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
   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 9th

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, available for purchase from 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 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 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.).

10 am ~ 11 am

Soldiers Drills and Battle Demonstration on the grounds of the Abraham Staats House. Watch the American and British soldiers as they perform military maneuvers of the American Revolution. 

11:30 am ~ 12:30 pm

Lecture:  Glenn Valis presenting “The Partisan War January to June 1777”
Share the audience with reenactors! Lecture included with the Historic House Tours Weekend Pass

1:00 pm ~ 2:00 pm

Lecture:  Dr. Richard Veit and Michael Gall presenting “ African American Enslavement and Freedom in South Bound Brook: A Case Study of the Staats Homestead”
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.


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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.

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

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