Somerset County Weekend Journey Through the PastThe Abraham Staats House participates each year in this event. The Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, in conjunction with local historical organizations and tourism partners, offers this free weekend program annually, the second week of October “Weekend Journey through the Past.”

We look forward to welcoming you to Somerset County’s annual Weekend Journey Through the Past, a perfect opportunity to take your family on a weekend outing to visit and immerse yourself in the distant past. We invite you to satisfy your curiosity and expand your knowledge through the discovery of many fascinating aspects and oral histories surrounding more than two dozen significant historic sites open, free of charge, for touring all weekend-long. You’ll learn much about their former occupants, some among whom were quite distinguished statesmen and national leaders; how they occupied their day to day lives, from daily work responsibilities and pleasurable pastimes to the difficult hardships endured during the American Revolution.

As you journey from site to site you will discover that many have significant Revolutionary War histories, contributing to the area’s designation as the “Crossroads of the American Revolution State Heritage Area.” By the end of your journey, you will have a greater appreciation of the history of Somerset County and the lives of early settlers – who they were, where they came from, how they lived, and how they made a difference in the lives of their neighbors, in the growth and development of our county, and their contributions to the rich heritage and development of our great nation.

Participating sites are open free of charge for visitors on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and again on Sunday, Noon to 4:00 p.m

Many of the sites have significant Revolutionary War histories and have contributed to the area’s designation as the “Crossroads of the American Revolution State Heritage Area”. Local historians will be on hand to share their knowledge and stories about Somerset County’s history.

Schedule

Oct
8
Sat
2022
Somerset County’s “Journey Through the Past” (FREE) @ Abraham Staats House
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Please join us for …

“Journey Through the Past” 2022!

Free Program

Saturday, Oct. 8:  10AM ~ 5PM  &  Sunday, Oct. 9:  Noon ~ 4PM

Abraham Staats House, 17 von Steuben Lane,

South Bound Brook, 08880

The Abraham Staats House Presents Dana Bala:  Boots on the Ground: March Through History”

Dana Bala

Dana Bala explains how to find your ancestor’s military service records.  She will use military records and sources from the Revolutionary War through WWII to show you the information available in these records and sources to help you complete your military genealogical research “on the double.”  …

… Dana will also provide many sources and links to assist you on your research mission.  Jackie Lubinski, genealogist of the Somerset County Historical Society will be on hand to help you get started.

Saturday Only / Book Signing: Author and Historian Robert A. Mayers will join us for purchases and personal signings of his newest book, “Middlebrook: The Revolutionary War Campground That Saved America” and answer your questions on Middlebrook.

Made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and  The New Jersey State Historical Commission

 “Journey Through the Past” Activities at the Abraham Staats House:  

** Dana Bala ~ “Boots on the Ground: March Through History” program

** Jackie Lubinski, genealogist of the Somerset County Historical Society

** Robert A. Mayers, Author and Historian Book Signing

** 15-minute guided tours – (limit 6 per group, reserve upon arriving); Exhibits

Somerset County Cultural & Heritage CommissionSomerset County’s annual “Journey Through the Past” is an initiative of the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners and the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission in collaboration with many county-wide local historical organizations and commissions and other county organizations.  Visit the website for details:  https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-works/cultural-heritage/weekend-journey

 

Friends of Abraham Staats House Logo

The Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc.,

17 von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880

E-mail: info@staatshouse.org Website: www.staatshouse.org Tel: 732-369-3583

Please allow a two-week notice for accessibility and assistive services requests. We are guided by current COVID recommendations and ask that our visitors be guided by the same.   The Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  

 

Oct
9
Sun
2022
Somerset County’s “Journey Through the Past” (FREE) @ Abraham Staats House
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us for …

“Journey Through the Past” 2022!

Free Program

Saturday, Oct. 8:  10AM ~ 5PM  &  Sunday, Oct. 9:  Noon ~ 4PM

Abraham Staats House, 17 von Steuben Lane,

South Bound Brook, 08880

The Abraham Staats House Presents Dana Bala:  Boots on the Ground: March Through History”

Dana Bala

Dana Bala explains how to find your ancestor’s military service records.  She will use military records and sources from the Revolutionary War through WWII to show you the information available in these records and sources to help you complete your military genealogical research “on the double.”  …

… Dana will also provide many sources and links to assist you on your research mission.  Jackie Lubinski, genealogist of the Somerset County Historical Society will be on hand to help you get started.

Made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and  The New Jersey State Historical Commission

 “Journey Through the Past” Activities at the Abraham Staats House:  

** Dana Bala ~ “Boots on the Ground: March Through History” program

** Jackie Lubinski, genealogist of the Somerset County Historical Society

** 15-minute guided tours – (limit 6 per group, reserve upon arriving); Exhibits

Somerset County Cultural & Heritage CommissionSomerset County’s annual “Journey Through the Past” is an initiative of the Somerset County Board of County Commissioners and the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission in collaboration with many county-wide local historical organizations and commissions and other county organizations.  Visit the website for details:  https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-works/cultural-heritage/weekend-journey

 

Friends of Abraham Staats House Logo

The Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc.,

17 von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880

E-mail: info@staatshouse.org Website: www.staatshouse.org Tel: 732-369-3583

Please allow a two-week notice for accessibility and assistive services requests. We are guided by current COVID recommendations and ask that our visitors be guided by the same.   The Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.