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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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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.


Join us for seasonal festivities at the Abraham Staats House

It's a great way to enjoy the winter holidays while visiting a historic house 


Tom Harabin playing the mountain dulcimer



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 Places.

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



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