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Jacobus Vanderveer House

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3055 River Road
Bedminster, NJ United States

The oldest part of the Jacobus Vanderveer House was built in the early 1770s. It is typical of the Dutch frame houses that dotted the countryside before the American Revolution.  Much of the original fabric of the house remains intact.  A wall in the west parlor features raised wood paneling above the fireplace with a barrel-back cabinet to the side.  The house retains the original wide pine board flooring.

The house gained a Federal style addition in the early 1800s.  Later 19th and 20th century alterations imposed “bungaloid” features such as exterior stucco, a north porch and roof dormers. These modern elements were removed when the restoration returned the exterior of the house to its circa 1813 appearance.  The interior of the house contains both the west Georgian section when Knox is believed to have in residence and the more spacious east Federal addition with its higher ceiling.

The Township of Bedminster purchased the home and the surrounding area as part of River Road Park in 1989. The home has been restored and is operated by The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House, a nonprofit organization formed to restore and develop the historic site as an important educational and cultural resource. 

Friday, November 29, 2019

Colonial Christmas at the Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum

Friday, November 29, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jacobus Vanderveer House, 3055 River Road
Bedminster, NJ United States
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Ring in the holiday season at the Jacobus Vanderveer House!  Enjoy caroling with Harmonium Choral Society and hot chocolate for the lighting of a patriotic red, white and blue Christmas Tree.   Then, join the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House Museum for festive Colonial libations, music, light hors d’oeuvres and candlelight tours! The Colonial merrymaking will be aided by authentic colonial cocktails served up by Les and Jobie Ford, re-enactors portraying barkeeps with The Mumbling Manxman, an 18th century…

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Colonial Christmas weekend at Jacobus Vanderveer House Museum

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Jacobus Vanderveer House, 3055 River Road
Bedminster, NJ United States
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Enjoy the spirit of the holidays... the historical way at the Jacobus Vanderveer House Museum's Colonial Christmas. Saturday December 7 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Museum tours Colonial reenactors and crafters​ John Lamb's Artillery Company demonstrations Holiday shopping with boutique artisans and merchants The history of Mincemeat Pies with Susan McLellan Plaisted, Heart to Hearth House taffle 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visits with Santa with readings of “The Night Before Christmas” at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.…

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Colonial Christmas weekend at Jacobus Vanderveer House Museum

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Jacobus Vanderveer House, 3055 River Road
Bedminster, NJ United States
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Enjoy the spirit of the holidays... the historical way at the Jacobus Vanderveer House Museum's Colonial Christmas. Saturday December 7 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Museum tours Colonial reenactors and crafters​ John Lamb's Artillery Company demonstrations Holiday shopping with boutique artisans and merchants The history of Mincemeat Pies with Susan McLellan Plaisted, Heart to Hearth House taffle 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visits with Santa with readings of “The Night Before Christmas” at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.…

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