October 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Abraham Staats House
17 von Steuben Lane
South Bound Brook
NJ 08880
(732) 369-3583

Please join us for …

Somerset County’s 2023

“Journey Through the Past” 

Free Program

Saturday, Oct. 7:  10AM ~ 5PM  &  Sunday, Oct. 8:  Noon ~ 4PM

Abraham Staats House, 17 von Steuben Lane,

South Bound Brook, 08880

The Abraham Staats House Presents Dana Bala:  Hats Off!

Dana Bala

Ongoing throughout the day, “Hats Off!”  Dana Bala’s presentation about the history of hats, is brimming with information about how the styles of women’s hats have changed from 1860-1960.  Fashion and history have always been intertwined, and Dana will also discuss some unusual historical facts related to hats.  Join us by throwing your hat in the ring and wear your favorite hat or share photos of your family wearing fabulous hats from bygone eras



Made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and  The New Jersey State Historical Commission

 “Journey Through the Past” Activities at the Abraham Staats House:  

** Dana Bala ~ “Hats Off!” program

** Jackie Lubinski, genealogist of the Somerset County Historical Society

** 15-minute guided tours – (limit 6 per group, reserve upon arriving)


Click here for the FASH program flyer

Somerset County Cultural & Heritage CommissionSomerset County’s annual “Journey Through the Past” is an initiative of the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners and the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission in collaboration with many county-wide local historical organizations and commissions and other county organizations.  Visit the website for details:  https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-works/cultural-heritage/weekend-journey


Friends of Abraham Staats House Logo

The Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc.,

17 von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880

E-mail: info@staatshouse.org Website: www.staatshouse.org Tel: 732-369-3583

Please allow a two-week notice for accessibility and assistive services requests. We are guided by current COVID recommendations and ask that our visitors be guided by the same.   The Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.