Oct
19
Sat
2019
New Jersey Paranormal Investigators – Fundraiser for the Abraham Staats House @ The Abraham Staats House
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
New Jersey Paranormal Investigators - Fundraiser for the Abraham Staats House @ The Abraham Staats House

NJ Paranormal Investigators at Work! Join the Friends of Abraham Staats House and the New Jersey Paranormal Investigators (NJPI) for a night of revealing what NJPI has discovered from paranormal investigations of this historic home. Some have said they’ve “felt something” in the house, but did the spirits cooperate and reveal themselves? NJPI investigators will present their findings at the start of the program, and after, participants will break into groups and explore with NJPI’s investigative equipment. (Equipment is limited. It would be appreciated if you would bring your own equipment if you have it.) Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited — advance reservations are encouraged.

ADMISSION: $30 with advance reservation, $35 at door.

Nov
9
Sat
2019
November Open House (FREE) @ The Abraham Staats House
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
November 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.

Unfortunately  blacksmith Dave (Sarge) Bala  has told us that he cannot come in November as previously advertised.   Still we will be open for our usual second Saturday open house. 

ADMISSION: FREE

RSVP by Email
“Colonial Tavern Night” at the Abraham Staats House @ The Abraham Staats House
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Colonial Tavern Night

Weary Travelers, Rebellious Patriots and Convivial Neighbors! Join us for a “Colonial Tavern Night”

Congenial Hosts Les and Jobie Ford and the Friends of Abraham Staats House present a jolly Tavern Evening featuring…

 Popular 18th c. beverages

Discussion of colonial tavern life

Good company at the Open-Hearth Fire

 

The Evenings’ Amusements also include:

  • Sample Tastings 18th c. Drinks
  • Colonial-Style Light Fare & Desserts
  • Live Music: Sing-Along Drinking Songs
  • Tavern Games & Exhibits
  • Candlelight Tours of the c.1740 house by guides in 18th century attire

 

$30 per person/$25 members/$35 at the Door

Must be 21+ to Attend * Advance Registration Recommended:

Online: EventBrite at www.staatshouse.org

By Phone: (732) 369-3583

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

Dec
6
Fri
2019
Annual Meeting followed by a Covered Dish Dinner @ The Abraham Staats House
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Annual Meeting followed by a Covered Dish Dinner @ The Abraham Staats House

The Friends of Abraham Staats House (FASH) Annual Meeting & Covered Dish is typically held on the first Friday in December.

The FASH annual meeting begins with a short business meeting first, including voting on Officers and Trustees for the coming year, followed by a covered-dish social. The evening meeting is held at the Abraham Staats House, which is decorated for the season. Members and guests who attend are asked to bring a covered dish or refreshment.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Holiday at the Abraham Staats House (FREE) @ The Abraham Staats House
Dec 7 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 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.

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

Candle Light Tours at the Abraham Staats House @ The Abraham Staats House
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Candle Light Tours at the Abraham Staats House @ The Abraham Staats House

Candle Light Tours 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.

ADMISSION: $10 per person in advance; $15 at door

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
12
Sun
2020
January Open House (FREE) @ The Abraham Staats House
Jan 12 @ 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
9
Sun
2020
Tory Jack Day with Joe Becton @ The Abraham Staats House
Feb 9 @ 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