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|

Celebrating Black History Month at the Abraham Staats House

Our annual “Tory Jack Day” live event honoring Black History Month is on hiatus until 2022, due to COVID restrictions. This year, we are proud to debut a special video “The Old Kitchen at the Abraham Staats House:  A Window into Slavery in New Jersey,” offering a glimpse into the reality of slavery in New Jersey and the lives of the enslaved people [...]

2021-02-19T22:04:12-05:00February 1st, 2021|All|

Annual Elections for 2021 Held on December 4, 2020

The annual elections for the Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc. for 2021 has been held. The officers will continue in their 2020 positions. Carol Holub and Dennis Quinlan were reelected as Trustees with terms expiring at the end of 2023. Go to the About Us page to see the 2021 officers and trustees. Congratulations to the leadership team and bes [...]

2021-02-19T21:19:13-05:00January 14th, 2021|All|

Geocaching at the Abrahams Staats House

The Abraham Staats House has joined the New Jersey American Revolution Geocaching Trail.  Hidden on the grounds of the house is the cache that you will seek.  To start your journey, go to their website, https://www.njpatriots.org/ for information about geocaching and all of the various historic locations that are a part of this new trail. (Hint: Bo [...]

2020-11-15T19:46:32-05:00November 16th, 2020|All|

New Staats’ Farmstead Sign Ready for Visitors!

The newly installed Abraham Staats House farmstead sign provides visitors with information about agriculture in New Jersey and details about the Staats' farming enterprise, through the nearly two hundred years that the family lived here.  A special feature on the sign allows visitors to access an audio version of the information, through a mobile d [...]

2020-03-28T11:29:57-04:00March 28th, 2020|All|
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