Two Grants Awarded for the Benefit of the Abraham Staats House

The Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission has awarded two grants that will benefit the Abraham Staats Hosue, from the New Jersey Historical Commission under the State/County History Partnership Program (SCHPP) for the calendar year 2017. One was awarded to the Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc. (FASH) to hire two historic preservation [...]

2019-05-14T12:01:05-04:00January 14th, 2017|All|

The North Orchard Planting is Complete

Earlier this spring, four more Esopus Spitzenberg Apple Trees were purchased with help of donations for the trees. They were then planted which completes the North Orchard at the Abraham Staats House. The trees did blossom and young apples developed, although the stress of the drought this summer caused the immature fruit to drop. We look forward t [...]

2019-05-14T12:02:05-04:00September 15th, 2016|All|

You Can Donate or Pay For your Membership Online 2/19/2016

A Donation/Membership page has been added to our website with the options of online payments by Credit Card or PayPal or check payments. The old Membership button under our banner is now the Donation/Membership button. Go to the Donation/Membership page to see the new payment options. [...]

2019-05-14T12:03:15-04:00February 19th, 2016|All|

Dedication of the New North Orchard to Barry Franzyshen 12/19/2015

On December 19th, 2015, the family and the extended family of Barry Franzyshen, who passed away earlier this year, gathered at the Abraham Staats House to dedicate the new North Orchard on the grounds with the unveiling of the plaque shown in the picture. They also have provided the first two trees which were planted earlier this fall. They are var [...]

2019-05-14T12:09:36-04:00December 19th, 2015|All|

The Borough of South Bound Brook Receives Another Grant for Our House

The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded the 2013 Historic Preservation Grants. Six historic sites will receive a combined total of more than $895,000 in 2013 Historic Preservation Grants from Somerset County. Click here to read more about the grant recipients. A well-deserved thank-you goes out to our own Kathy Faulks and Kathy Ormo [...]

2019-05-14T12:12:14-04:00September 19th, 2013|All|

The Eagle Scout Project for Pathways to the Outbuildings is Complete

This summer the pathways to and borders around the Smokehouse and Corn Crib were completed as the Boy Scout Eagle Scout project for Zachary Vatalare. For the project, he led his workers in excavating the pathways and borders, laying down the weed barrier and the stone. As an added benefit, having raised more money for the project than he ended up s [...]

2019-05-14T12:16:20-04:00August 31st, 2013|All|

Joyce Smith Receives 2012 History Award in Education

On May 2nd, 2012, the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission presented the 2012 Historic Preservation and History Awards at the Brook Art Center in Bound Brook. Among the recipients was Joyce Smith for her work in bringing Black History to the public. Anyone who has attended any of past Tory Jack Days know her commitment to excellence t [...]

2019-05-14T12:17:58-04:00May 2nd, 2012|All|

Show Your Support for New Jersey History!

Support state historic preservation efforts by choosing a “Discover NJ History” license plate. Monies from the Historic License Plate Fund benefit the preservation of historic property and the promotion of New Jersey’s history. For more information visit the New Jersey Historic Trust: Historic License Plate Fund. [...]

2019-05-14T13:02:26-04:00March 5th, 2011|All|
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