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Battle of Bound Brook Living History Weekend
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
One event on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 10:00 am
Living History in South Bound Brook and Bound Brook
Experience Living History and learn about the American War for Independence ~ South Bound Brook and Bound Brook host this living history weekend event featuring 18th Century Soldier’s Encampment and Street Battles, Ceremony at Old Presbyterian Graveyard, Sunday Buffet Breakfast, Historic House tours and More! Featured speaker: Historian and Author Bob Mayers. Details: www.staatshouse.org
Join us for an exciting and historic weekend April 13 – 14, 2019! This two-day program explores the American Revolutionary War during the timeframe of the Battle of Bound Brook and the foraging wars of 1777. Learn about and experience this important period in New Jersey’s and America’s history.
Abraham Staats House Historic House Tours Weekend Pass includes tours, special presentations and Lectures (on Sunday): Adults: $10; Seniors & 18 year and under: $5; Family(up to 5 members): $20
To purchase tickets in advance, visit our website: www.staathouse.org Also: Look for Battle of Bound Brook via Eventbrite.
Events on the grounds and parking at the Abraham Staats House and the street battles are all free.
Weekend activities include:
Saturday ~ April 13
10:30 a.m. street battle reenactment at the Old Stone Arch Bridge in Bound Brook
1:30 p.m. street battle on Main Street, South Bound Brook, (Weston Canal Road to Maple Avenue) featuring American and British units portraying the soldiers of the American Revolution
All day: Weekend pass to house tours, exhibits at the historic 1740 Abraham Staats House/South Bound Brook www.staatshouse.org Soldiers’ encampment on the grounds (free).
Sunday ~ April 14
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Soldiers Drills on the grounds of the Abraham Staats House. (Free)
1:00 p.m. – Lecture: Robert A. Mayers presenting “The Bloody Battle of Bound Brook- A Humiliating American Defeat or a Courageous Stand by Outnumbered Patriots?” ” followed by a book signing. (Weekend Pass required for lecture and book signing)
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Battle on the grounds of the Abraham Staats House featuring Patriotic and Loyalist units portraying the soldiers of the American Revolution (Free)
All Weekend at the Abraham Staats House, 17 von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook
Grounds are Free: 18th century Soldiers’ Encampment on the grounds of the Abraham Staats House, 17 von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook, 08880. Come walk through camp and see what life was like for American and British troops during the time of the American Revolution
Exhibits, period music, special activities focused on the Colonial Era Historic house tours(Weekend pass required): The Abraham Staats House, with the original structure c. 1740, was home to the Staats family for nearly 200 years and served as the headquarters for George Washington’s “Drillmaster” Baron von Steuben.
Parking for events in South Bound Brook is available along Main Street, in the Elm Street Parking Lot and along public streets in the area of the Soldiers Encampment. Parking in Bound Brook is available throughout the town and in Billian Park. Intermittent street closings are expected during the weekend in South Bound Brook, and Bound Brook to accommodate the march of the soldiers.
Contributing Partner Events: Bound Brook, Bridgewater, South Bound Brook
Saturday, April 13: Special Exhibits at the Bound Brook Memorial Library Open to Public M-Th 9:30am-9pm, Fri & Sat 9:30am-5pm.
Saturday, April 13: “3rd Annual Battle & Brews History Tour / Pub Stroll ” Brook Arts Center, 10 Hamilton St, Bound Brook, NJ 08805 . Patrons must be over 21 & purchase own drinks For more information and to register, click here
Saturday, April 13: 4-7pm Pasta Dinner, Reformed Church of Bound Brook Fellowship Hall, 113 Clinton St. SBB 08880 Free to registered reenactors, Adults: $10, Seniors: $9, 5-10 years: $6, 4 and under: Free.
Call Rev. Martin Winters at cell 732-322-1899 or email [email protected] for information.
Saturday, April 13: 7pm Spring Publick Ball at Van Horne House, 941 E. Main St, Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Period music. $20 per person ($15 for reenactors in colonial attire. Register at www.heritagetrail.org.
Sunday, April 14: Breakfast Buffet at South Bound Brook Fire Company #1 Firehouse, 83 Edgewood Terrace, SBB. Free to registered re-enactors. Adults: $9; Seniors: $8; under age ten: $6 under age 5: free.