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Tory Jack Day at the Abraham Staats House
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Abraham Staats House Presents: Tory Jack Day 2018
The Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc., in conjunction with South Bound Brook Historic Preservation Advisory Commission, and in partnership with the Women’s Guild of South Bound Brook, is proud to present its 16th edition of the award winning “Tory Jack Day” program.
The annual event in honor of Black History Month celebrates the contribution and sacrifices of Afro-Americans in the foundation of our nation. This year’s featured presenter is Mr. Joseph Becton.
Mr. Becton, a retired National Park Service Interpretive Park Ranger, has been recognized with the Community Service award for setting a standard of excellence in interpretation and for his role in connecting Americans to our national parks through wonderful stories and varied media. Mr. Becton now directs Joe Becton Tours and Historical Services and most recently has been proclaimed a Certified Master Guide by the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides.
Presenting the “Music of the Underground Railroad”, Joe will explain through words and performance about the development of this truly American art form.
Mr. Becton will present at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at the historic Abraham Staats House, located at 17 Von Steuben Drive, South Bound Brook, 08880. Seating begins at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free; donations are appreciated. Note: Seating is limited.
Following Mr. Becton’s presentation, the public is invited to tour the historic Abraham Staats House. and view an exhibit “The Underground Railroad” presented by local historian and Women’s Guild member, Mrs. Joyce Smith.
The tours will end with the house closing at 3 p.m.
Please allow two-week notice for accessibility and assistive services requests.
For more information on Mr. Becton go to http://www.jobecton.com/jbhistory.htm