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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 " NJ Paranormal Investigators Fundraiser at the Abraham Staats House " on May 11th at 7 pm
and a 10 am viewing of "Farming in the Millstone Valley: Past and Present – Film & Discussion"
The House is open for free tours on May 11th from 10 am to noon
The next Meeting of FASH is on May 21st

Tickets via Eventbrite

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The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, in conjunction with local historical organizations and tourism partners, has designated the weekend of October 13 & 14, 2018, "Weekend Journey through the Past."

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We look forward to welcoming you to Somerset County’s 13th annual Weekend Journey Through the Past, a perfect opportunity to take your family on a weekend outing to visit and immerse yourself in the distant past. We invite you to satisfy your curiosity and expand your knowledge through the discovery of many fascinating aspects and oral histories surrounding the thirty (30) significant historic sites open, free of charge, for touring all weekend long. You’ll learn much about their former occupants, some among whom were quite distinguished statesmen and national leaders; how they occupied their day to day lives, from daily work responsibilities and pleasurable pastimes to the difficult hardships endured during the American Revolution. As you journey from site to site you will discover that many have significant Revolutionary War histories, contributing to the area’s designation as the “Crossroads of the American Revolution State Heritage Area.” By the end of your journey, you will have a greater appreciation of the history of Somerset County and the lives of early settlers – who they were, where they came from, how they lived, and how they made a difference in the lives of their neighbors, in the growth and development of our county, and their contributions to the rich heritage and development of our great nation.
All participating sites are open free of charge for visitors on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, October 15 from Noon to 4:00 p.m
Dana Bala with Her Quilt Exhibit
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.

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                                        a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.



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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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