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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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The BATTLE of BOUND BROOK ~ 2017

“The American Revolution Living History Weekend”

Saturday, April 8 & Sunday, April 9

 

Encampment and lectures at: 

Abraham Staats House, 17 von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880

 

  

Information:   www.battleofboundbrook.org

 

FRIDAY
April 7

SATURDAY
April 8

SUNDAY
April 9

7:00 AM

 

Registration begins for reenactors-Free coffee and muffins

Registration begins for reenactors-Free coffee and muffins

7:30 AM

 

 

Buffet Breakfast at SBB Firehouse, Edgewood Terrace, begins ~
Free to registered reenactors

7:30am–12pm

9:00 AM

Officer's Meeting in house

Officer's Meeting in house

10:00 AM

 

Soldiers Encampment on grounds of the Abraham Staats House open to public. No charge.
• Living history, military drills, live music, cooking, sutlers, etc.
10am-5pm

• Abraham Staats House and Grounds / Soldiers Encampment open to public.
10am-4pm

Weekend Pass to enter the  House for Lectures, Exhibits & Tours: Free for reenactors; $10 for adults; $5 for Seniors & 18 years and under; $20 for a Family).

• Grounds - No charge. Soldiers Encampment: living history, military drills, cooking, sutlers, etc.

Live Music throughout day (T. Harabin)

10:00 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.
10am-10:15am

• Soldiers Drills and Battle Demonstrations on grounds
10am-11am

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 

Battle Begins!! 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.10:30am-11:30am

11:30 AM ~ 11:45 AM

Arrivals/ Registration for reenactors begin

Ceremony By Troops at Old Presbyterian Graveyard next to Bound Brook Memorial Library, 402 E. High St., BB 08805. Bound Brook Memorial Library Open to Public for Special Exhibits.
11:30am-11:45am 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 

 

Lecture:  Glenn Valis presenting “The Partisan War January to June 1777”
Free to Reenactors Please come!
11:30am-12:30pm

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!
George Washington visits the Brooks Arts Center 12 pm with a meet and greet in the lobby after his talk.
11:45am-1:00pm

·   Lunch in camp

• Lunch in camp at your convenience

1:00 PM

 

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

Lecture:  Dr. Richard Veit and Michael Gall presenting “ African American Enslavement and Freedom in South Bound Brook: A Case Study of the Staats Homestead”
Free to Reenactors Please come!
1pm-2pm

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

 

All troops initiate South Bound Brook street battle starting at Elm & Main St., SBB (south end of Queen’s Bridge) battling back along Main Street to Maple Avenue.
1:30pm-2:30pm

2:30 PM

 

All troops clear Main St and return to the Soldiers Encampment at the Abraham Staats House, South Bound Brook. • Soldiers Drills and Battle Demonstrations on grounds
2:30pm-3:30pm

3:00 PM

 

·   Abraham Staats House open for tours, special lectures, presentations, exhibits.
(Weekend Pass to enter the House for Lectures, Exhibits & Tours: Free for reenactors; $10 for adults; $5 for 18 years and under; Family: $20).

·   Grounds:  No charge.  Soldiers Encampment: living history, military drills, contests, cooking, sutlers, etc

·   Live Music throughout day (T. Harabin)

2:30pm-5pm

4:00 PM

 

Pasta Dinner ~ Free to registered reenactors
The Fellowship Hall of the Reformed Church of Bound Brook (located in South Bound Brook at 113 Clinton Street) Adults: $9, Seniors & Reenactors: $8, 5-12 years: $6, 4 and under: Free
4pm-8pm

Event closes.

Soldiers Encampment and
Abraham Staats House closed to public.

5:00 PM

 

·   Abraham Staats Grounds/House closed to the public
 

 

7:00 PM

Registration ends for the evening


Betsy Ross at Brooks Arts Center in Bound Brook Free!

“Spring Ball & Social" ~ 18th century dance and social, open to the public, Van Horne House, 941 Main St., Bridgewater, NJ 08807. $15. Live music: Ridley and Anne Enslow. Contact: Janice Wolk, at: Janice.wolk.yahoo.com to reserve a place. Note: Space limited; first come, first served
7pm-10pm

 

 

 

The Friends of Abraham Staat NJHC Grant

 

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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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