Upcoming Events

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Holiday at the Abraham Staats House (FREE) @ The Abraham Staats House
Dec 7 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Holiday at the Abraham Staats House (FREE) @ The Abraham Staats House

Saturday December 7, 12:30 – 4 pm
Sunday December 8, 1 – 4 pm

Each room of the Abraham Staats House is uniquely and feshvely decorated for the holidays by community organizations and members of the Friends of Abraham Staats House. Enjoy sights and sounds of the season. Seasonal music and light refreshments.

On Saturday there will be a live performance of uplifting seasonal music by the Madrigal Singers of Franklin Township High School, directed by Tim Walton.

Seating opens at 12:30 PM. Performance begins at 1:00 PM.

Seating for the performance is limited to a first come, first served basis.

Donations accepted.

ADMISSION: FREE

Madrigal Singers of Franklin Township High School @ The Abraham Staats House
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Madrigal Singers of Franklin Township High School @ The Abraham Staats House

Join us for a live performance of uplifting seasonal music by the Madrigal Singers of Franklin Township High School, directed by Tim Walton.

Seating opens at 12:30 PM. Performance begins at 1:00 PM.

Seating is limited to a first come, first served basis.

ADMISSION: FREE

2019 Madrigal Singers Performance Flyer

Candlelight Tours at the Abraham Staats House @ The Abraham Staats House
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Candlelight Tours at the Abraham Staats House @ The Abraham Staats House

Candlelight Tour at the Abraham Staats House, led by a guide in period 18th century clothing, visit rooms of the house, decorated for the season. Learn about the house, Staats family, and early history of Christmas. Enjoy light refreshments and seasonal music.

Register and purchase tickets online through eventbrite.com

2019 Candlelight Tour Flyer

 

Dec
8
Sun
2019
Holiday at the Abraham Staats House (FREE) @ The Abraham Staats House
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Holiday at the Abraham Staats House (FREE) @ The Abraham Staats House

Saturday December 7, 12:30 – 4 pm
Sunday December 8, 1 – 4 pm

Each room of the Abraham Staats House is uniquely and festively decorated for the holidays by community organizations and members of the Friends of Abraham Staats House. Enjoy sights and sounds of the season. Seasonal music and light refreshments.

Donations accepted.

ADMISSION: FREE

Jan
11
Sat
2020
January Open House (FREE) @ The Abraham Staats House
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
January Open House (FREE) @ The Abraham Staats House

The Abraham Staats House is one of the finest surviving buildings from the Dutch Settlement of the Raritan Valley in the 18th century. It began life as a two-room structure housing the first owners, the Staats family, who remained at the homestead for nearly two centuries. Over the centuries the house has been expanded several times and now includes a fine late, Federal/Greek Revival two-story addition.

Our “Open House” is held the second Saturday of each month (closed July and August) from 10AM to Noon, when the house is open for free tours.  Please check our Event Calendar for special events that may be occurring during Open House hours. Past programs have featured 18th c. blacksmithing demonstration, open hearth cooking and live music.

ADMISSION: FREE

RSVP by Email
Feb
8
Sat
2020
Tory Jack Day with Joe Becton @ The Abraham Staats House
Feb 8 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Tory Jack Day with Joe Becton @ The Abraham Staats House

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An Award-Winning Program for Excellence in History & Education Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

The annual event, held each February in honor of Black History Month, celebrates the contribution and sacrifices of Afro-Americans in the foundation of our nation. The featured presenter is Mr. Joseph Becton, retired National Park Service Interpretive Park Ranger, recognized with the Community Service award for setting a standard of excellence in interpretation and for his role in connecting Americans to our national parks.

Admission is $10; Children 12 & under are free.
***Advance reservations encouraged.***

 

Apr
18
Sat
2020
Battle of Bound Brook: Living History Weekend @ The Abraham Staats House
Apr 18 – Apr 19 all-day
Battle of Bound Brook: Living History Weekend @ The Abraham Staats House

The two-day event features 18th-century street battles, military drills and camp life, portrayed by living history reenactors as American and British troops, camp followers, sutlers (merchants selling goods) and others of that period.

Whether you are looking for a family-fun experience, a history buff, a visitor to the area or searching for a new, interesting event to attend, each year’s living history weekend at the Battle of Bound Brook is unique, fun and exciting. Learn about and experience this important period in New Jersey and American history.

Historic House Tours & Lecture with the purchase of the Weekend Pass

Grounds and Street Battles: FREE

View our complete list of upcoming Events.