2020 Lecture Series: “An Evening with the Baron” at The Abraham Staats House @ The Abraham Staats House
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand Steuben / General von Steuben (Portrayed by Bob Gleason)

Friends of Abraham Staats House present the first lecture of the 2020 Lecture Series: “An Army at Middlebrook”

Bob Gleason, American Historical Theatre, Philadelphia ~ Portraying Baron von Steuben ~ “An Evening with the Baron”

ADMISSION: $20 advance reservation/$25 at door


Spend an enlightening evening with General Baron von Steuben during his visit to the Abraham Staats House. Socialize with the General about his role and experiences during the American Revolution, before and after his formal lecture on the topic.  Enjoy:

              • Refreshments for the Evening
              • Live Music of the Period
              • Tours of the Historic Abraham Staats House — von Steuben’s military headquarters March – June 1779, during the Middlebrook Winter Cantonment of Gen Washington’s army.

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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


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: