Bob Gleason, portraying Baron von Steuben

Presenting the first performance of the 2020 Abraham Staats House Lecture Series:  “Washington’s Army at Middlebrook” 

Saturday, March 28, 2020    ~  5PM – 8PM

Bob Gleason of the American Historical Theatre of Philadelphia

Portraying Baron von Steuben, Drillmaster of the American Army 

Spend an enlightening evening with General Baron von Steuben during his visit to the Abraham Staats House. Socialize with the General about his role and experiences during the American Revolution, before and after his formal lecture on the topic.  Enjoy:

  • Refreshments for the Evening
  • Live Music of the Period
  • Tours of the Historic Abraham Staats House — Baron von Steuben’s military headquarters from March – June 1779, during the Middlebrook Winter Cantonment of General Washington’s army.

House opens 5PM to socialize as the Baron arrives. Seating begins 5:50PM for Lecture at 6PM. Afterwards, talk with the Baron, enjoy dessert and tours of the rooms. House closes at 8PM.   

Lecture Series 2020:   George Washington’s Army at Middlebrook ~ 1777 & 1778-79

The lectures help inform and educate the public about what happened in Somerset County during the American Revolution by exploring the Middlebrook stays of George Washington’s Army during the encampment of 1777 and winter cantonment of 1778 – 79.  The speakers will present topics exploring this theme.     For schedule and info:              








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The Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc.

P.O. Box 115/17 von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880

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Please allow a two-week notice for accessibility and assistive services requests.           




Made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey Historical Commission.

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