October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Abraham Staats House
17 von Steuben Lane
South Bound Brook
NJ 08880

Saturday October 12, 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday October 13, 12 pm – 4 pm

Sponsored by Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, thirty (30) of the County’s significant historic sites open their doors for the weekend. Local historians will be available to share their knowledge and stories about Somerset County’s history.

Join us at the Abraham Staats House where…


Dana Bala presents “Unraveling History: Textiles and Quilts in the 18th & 19th Centuries”
Dressed in 18th century clothing while giving the folk arts presentation, Dana’s presentation is hands on, as fabric and textiles need to be “touched” to be appreciated. She brings quilts, fabrics, and clothing, many examples of newspaper and magazine articles, and quilting patterns, as well as subject appropriate books that visitors may view and enjoy. Dana’s presentation touches on embroidery, and two early Staats’ family samplers will be exhibited as part of her discussion on textiles and quilting.

Special activities at the Abraham Staats House include guided house tours by interpreters in period clothing, 18th century music performed by Thomas Harabin, and exhibits on the Middlebrook Cantonment and 18th century life.

ADMISSION to all sites is FREE.

Read the news release from Somerset County about the event!

2019 Abraham Staats House Weekend Journey Flyer

Dana Bala’s presentation was made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.