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What Did They Find?? Exploring the Abraham Staats House with the NJPI

New Jersey Paranormal Investigators (NJPI) Fundraiser at the Abraham Staats House 17 von Steuben Lane,  South Bound Brook, NJ 08880 Sat., May 14, 2022, 6:30PM ~ 8:30PM $35 per person, $45 at door  NJ Paranormal Investigators at Work!  Join the Friends of Abraham Staats House and the New Jersey Paranormal Investigators (NJPI) for a night of revealin [...]

2022-04-18T19:04:51-04:00April 18th, 2022|All|

Join us at the 245th Commemoration of The BATTLE of BOUND BROOK

Join us for this two-day event, commemorating the American Revolution “Battle of Bound Brook” of 1777.  We are returning to a full weekend this  year, to offer a family-friendly, exciting, and historic program, under New Jersey and local COVID guidelines. The annual Battle of Bound Brook event, launched in 2001, is focused on the American Revolutio [...]

2022-04-05T10:20:32-04:00April 3rd, 2022|All|

“Zoom” Lecture March 19~”9 Commerce Lane …” w Gordon Bond – Attend in person or remotely

  On March 31, 1870, Thomas Mundy Peterson became the first African American in the nation to vote under the 15th Amendment … when he cast his ballot in a Perth Amboy, NJ city charter referendum election. He was encouraged by his white employer to exercise a citizen’s right at the poll, but went home for lunch first to think it over. This rais [...]

2022-03-12T15:44:13-05:00March 12th, 2022|All|

Annual Elections for 2022 Held on December 3, 2021

The annual elections for the Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc. for 2022 has been held. The officers will continue in their 2021 positions. Diane Pfister, Marilyn Rautio, and Diane Lopa were reelected as Trustees with terms expiring at the end of 2024. Go to the About Us page to see the 2022 officers and trustees. Congratulations to the leadersh [...]

2021-12-30T21:54:45-05:00December 3rd, 2021|All|

Madrigal Singers Return to the Abraham Staats House Saturday

We are pleased to announce that the Madrigal Singers of Franklin Township High School, directed by Tim Walton, are returning to the Abraham Staats House to perform at our holiday event this coming Saturday.  This year, their performance will be outside as part of the school's COVID protocols, so dress for the weather.  Please join us for a live per [...]

2021-12-02T19:12:09-05:00December 2nd, 2021|All|

Grant Awarded for ADA-Compliant Restroom

On October 26th, 2021, the Somerset County Historic Preservation Grant was awarded to the Borough of South Bound Brook for the construction of an ADA-compliant restroom at the Abraham Staats House. The presentation of the ceremonial check was made by Somerset County Commissioner Melanie Marano to South Bound Brook Historic Preservation Advisory Com [...]

2021-11-23T18:18:46-05:00October 26th, 2021|All|

Battle of Bound Brook Commemoration Update – April 6

Arthur Lefkowitz, a noted American Revolutionary War Author, will be coming to our commemoration.  Look for his table where he will be selling a large number of the reference books he used in his research, as well some of the books that he has written.  The selling prices will be $10 up to $100.  Here is a chance to add to your American Revolution [...]

2021-04-06T23:22:57-04:00April 6th, 2021|All|

Join us at the 244th Commemoration of The BATTLE of BOUND BROOK

Join us for this special one-day event, commemorating the American Revolution “Battle of Bound Brook” of 1777.  We are condensing this annual event this year, to offer a family-friendly, exciting, and historic program, under New Jersey and local COVID guidelines. The annual Battle of Bound Brook event, launched in 2001, is focused on the American R [...]

2021-03-12T22:26:45-05:00March 12th, 2021|All|

Introducing a special video: “The Old Kitchen at the Abraham Staats House:  A Window into Slavery in New Jersey

We are proud to debut a special video produced for the Abraham Staats House. “The Old Kitchen at the Abraham Staats House:  A Window into Slavery in New Jersey,” not only provides a visual access to the Old Kitchen and Slave Quarters above the kitchen, but gives a glimpse into the reality of slavery in New Jersey and the lives of the enslaved peop [...]

2021-02-19T21:18:23-05:00February 18th, 2021|All|
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