Apr
18
Sat
2020
CANCELLED: Battle of Bound Brook: Living History Weekend at the Abraham Staats House @ The Abraham Staats House
Apr 18 all-day
CANCELLED:  Battle of Bound Brook: Living History Weekend at the Abraham Staats House @ The Abraham Staats House

[PLEASE NOTE:  This event has been cancelled.]  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 by Robert Mayers 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: www.staatshouse.org/events/battle-of-bound-brook/

 

Apr
19
Sun
2020
CANCELLED: Battle of Bound Brook: Living History Weekend at the Abraham Staats House @ The Abraham Staats House
Apr 19 all-day
CANCELLED:  Battle of Bound Brook: Living History Weekend at the Abraham Staats House @ The Abraham Staats House

[PLEASE NOTE:  This event has been cancelled.]  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 by Robert Mayers 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: www.staatshouse.org/events/battle-of-bound-brook/

 

2020 Lecture Series: POSTPONED ~ Author Bob Mayers: “Middlebrook: The Revolutionary War Campground that Saved America” @ The Abraham Staats House
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

“Off on a book tour to introduce my next book “Middlebrook, The Revolutionary War Campground that Saved America” to be released later this year. Cheers!” ~ Bob Mayers 

[NOTE:  This event has been postponed. New date TBD].     Author Robert Mayers discusses the encampments of George Washington’s Continental Army at Middlebrook and nearby Pluckemin, New Jersey, during the Revolutionary War.  These have been neglected in history but were of extreme importance to the American struggle  during the  Middle Atlantic campaigns of  1777 and 1779. What is astonishing is the American Army spent close to nine months at this location during the Revolutionary War.

Unlike Valley Forge and Jockey Hollow, that have been so eulogized that they are familiar to most school children, this sacred land, where decisive events occurred that changed the course of the war, is now built over by suburban creep, rarely marked, shrouded in mystery and mythology and fading from memory The Middlebrook Encampment is located near Martinsville, New Jersey in present day Bridgewater Township.

About Robert Mayers

Bob Mayers many works on the Revolutionary War are based on his on-site experience and primary sources combined with the discovery of original documents and oral accounts passed down in his family. His latest book Revolutionary New Jersey  covers  battlefields, encampments and sites of many  events in the Garden State  that have been lost or neglected by history.  Bob’s  other books include “Searching for Private Yankee Doodle, Washington’s Soldiers, in the American Revolution describes the men of the Continental Army by revealing what inspired them to endure appalling hardships.   “The Forgotten Revolution” Revolutionary sites in the northeast that have been lost in history  and “The War Man”  a true account of a soldier in the Washington’s  Army.

For more: https://revolutionarydetective.com/ 

2020 Lecture Series: 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.                   

 

 

Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission

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