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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

The Next Event is Somerset County's Weekend Journey through the Past - October 10th & 11th, 2015

The House is open for free tours on June 13th, 2015 from 10 am until Noon

The next meeting of FASH is on June 16th

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Our Mission


The Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc. was established in 1999 and incorporated in 2004 to support the ongoing restoration, preservation and interpretation of the historic Abraham Staats House.  The Abraham Staats House was built c. 1740 near the banks of the Raritan River.  The property is associated with significant people and events during the American Revolution. It is also associated with the growth of the community in the early 19th century, when the Delaware & Raritan Canal was constructed between the house and the river. The house remained a private home until it was acquired by the Borough in 1999. It was placed on the New Jersey and National Registers in 2002.

The Friends' mission is to support the ongoing care and restoration of the house and its grounds, and to research and interpret the history of the property and its people.  The goal is to foster an understanding of this history and its relationship to the history of South Bound Brook, surrounding communities, the State of New Jersey and our Country.  To promote this understanding, the Friends develop and present public and educational programs, exhibits, publications and presentations in various media.

Although not primarily a collecting institution, the Friends gather and preserve historic artifacts, documents and other material to assist in interpreting the Abraham Staats House, the site, and its history.  The Friends also serve as a host organization, displaying outside collections and materials to enhance the interpretation.

To achieve these goals, the Friends solicit grants and contributions and seek other sources of income.

The Friends are committed to creating a broad and inclusive constituency, to fostering collaborative partnerships, and to strengthening a sense of community and pride in South Bound Brook's local heritage and history.

The Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

2015 Officers:  



Kathy Ormosi

       Vice President

Tom Harabin


Bill Harnden

       Recording Secretary 

Viola Prevete

       Corresponding Secretary  

Kathy Faulks




thru 2015 thru 2016thru 2017
Jody MilesBrian FaulksRon Tolles
Marilyn RautioSallie de BarczaDennis Quinlan
Kathy Faulks



To join the Friends of Abraham Staats House, click on the Donation/Membership button along the top of this page.

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.

As a benefit to all members of the Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc., you and your immediate family members are eligible to join Affinity Federal Credit Union and take advantage of their products and services. 

For more information go to or call 1-800-325-0808


Please take a few minutes and take our survey to help us better our organization. 


Thank you


The Friends of Abraham Staats House logo was changed from the above in 2007.



The Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc. received an operating support grant from

the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

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