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, 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|

March 14 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update: Closings, Cancellations/Postponements

Dear Friends of Abraham Staats House, In light of the rapidly changing situation in our area around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to protect the health of our visitors, volunteers, and staff, the Abraham Staats House will be closed to the public, beginning March 14th at 10AM, until further notice. Upcoming tours, events, meetings and education p [...]

2020-03-14T15:18:48-04:00March 14th, 2020|All|

“Tell Your Story” with Queen Nur – Preserving Your Heritage in the Digital Age

The Somerset County Freeholders Present: Culture Counts Join us at the Abraham Staats House on March 28, 10AM-1PM,  for “Tell Your Story” with Queen Nur – A Digital Heritage Preservation Program Culture Counts is a diverse series of programs designed to showcase the wide array of cultures living and thriving in Somerset County. Each event is open t [...]

2020-03-06T16:01:17-05:00March 6th, 2020|All|

The Abraham Staats House Presents Tory Jack Day ~ “Nothing But the Blues” with Joe Becton Sat., Feb. 8

The Friends of Abraham Staats House and South Bound Brook Historic Preservation Advisory Commission invite you to our annual "Tory Jack Day" program on Saturday, Feb. 8th.  Our featured performer is Mr. Joseph Becton,  retired National Park Service Interpretive Park Ranger and owner of Joe Becton Tours and Historical Services (Certified Master Guid [...]

2020-01-31T21:27:36-05:00January 31st, 2020|All|

A Treasure in East Millstone Needs Your Help –Watch This! The historic Franklin Inn c. 1756

The Franklin Inn c. 1756 East Millstone NJ                                                                                       The Franklin Inn c. 1756 East Millstone NJ The Franklin Inn has witnessed the history of East Millstone in Somerset County, New Jersey from the early Dutch settlers through the American Revolution and on to the present [...]

2020-01-31T21:12:59-05:00January 31st, 2020|All|

Change to the November Open House

Unfortunately we have a change to our November Open House.   Featured presentation by Blacksmith Dave "Sarge" Bala has been cancelled.   With that we will be holding our usual two hour open house (10 am to 12 noon) instead.    See you then. [...]

2019-10-13T22:03:33-04:00October 13th, 2019|All|

10+ years participating in Somerset County’s Weekend Journey Through the Past

Join us at the Abraham Staats House for Somerset County's Weekend Journey Through the Past 2019 Saturday, Oct. 12, 10AM to 5PM ~ Sunday, Oct.13, noon to 4PM As a special attraction, Dana Bala will be presenting “Unraveling History: Textiles and Quilts in the 18th & 19th Centuries” Find out more about the event [...]

2019-10-02T20:08:46-04:00October 2nd, 2019|All|
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