George Washington’s Army at Middlebrook ~ 1777 & 1778-79

The lecture series will 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 in 1777, and again in 1778-79.  The speakers will present a number of related topics exploring this theme.           

  • Bob Gleason, American Historical Theatre, Philadelphia ~ Portraying Baron von Steuben ~ “An Evening with the Baron at The Abraham Staats House” ~ Sat. March 14, 2020 
  • Robert A. Mayers, Author ~ Middlebrook:  The Revolutionary War Campground that Saved America” & Book Signing ~ Sun. April 19, 2020 (During Battle of Bound Brook 2020)  For more information
  • Steven Elliott, Historian ~ “The Middlebrook Cantonment and the Maturation of the Continental Army” ~ Sat.  May 23, 2020 
  • Ernest Bower, Archeological Researcher ~ “Middlebrook: Artifacts of the Virginia Line 1778-79” ~ Sat.  Oct. 17, 2020 
  • William Kurzenberger, NJ State DEP Historian ~ “Middlebrook 101:  Perspectives on the 1778-79 Winter Cantonment” ~ Sat. Nov. 14, 2020 

Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission

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


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
Adults: $10; Seniors & 18 year and under: $5; Family(up to 5 members): $20

Grounds and Street Battles: FREE

For more information about the event, please go to our Battle of  Bound Brook page: