The Ladies of History’s “Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage 71 Somerset Street, Somerville, NJ

The Ladies of History’s “Legend of Sleepy Hollow”  Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 2pm Alisa Dupuy of the Ladies of History appears in the persona of Marie Antoinette’s friend. This […]

Free

Shakespeare’s Henry V: The Metaphor of Theater in the American Revolution 

Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage 71 Somerset Street, Somerville, NJ

Shakespeare’s Henry V: The Metaphor of Theater in the American Revolution  Online discussion premieres October 24, 2020 at 10:30am on Facebook Early Americans read and appreciated the works of Shakespeare. […]

A History of American Women in Song 

Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage 71 Somerset Street, Somerville, NJ

A History of American Women in Song  Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 2pm https://www.facebook.com/events/311332593264824/ Historical musician Linda Russell presents a musical illumination of the role of women’s lives in society […]

Free

Somerville’s Suffrage Stories “Open Grounds” 

Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage 71 Somerset Street, Somerville, NJ

Somerville’s Suffrage Stories “Open Grounds”  Saturday, September 12, 2020, 2pm – 4pm https://www.facebook.com/events/310606697030248/ During Downtown Somerville’s Show Your Local Love Event visit for "open grounds" as we share Somerville's suffrage […]

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar at Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage

Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage 71 Somerset Street, Somerville, NJ

Caesar, Cincinnatus and Gloriana: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar Saturday, March 14 at 10:30am Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage  Classical Greece and Rome were part of the popular culture of Revolutionary America just as they were in Elizabethan England when Shakespeare wrote Julius Caesar. We’ll consider the resonance of this play in the Elizabethan era as […]

George Washington’s Birthday at the Wallace House/Old Dutch Parsonage

Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage 71 Somerset Street, Somerville, NJ

Celebrate George Washington's birthday at the Wallace House, which served as his headquarters for portions of the winters of 1778 and 1779. Noted historian and author William L Kidder will discuss Washington and Ten Crucial Days of the Revolutionary War, followed by the raising of General Washington's headquarters flag at the site.    

Revolutionary Rivals Talk & Tailgate: Rutgers & Princeton in Colonial New Jersey

Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage 71 Somerset Street, Somerville, NJ

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is the birthplace of college football and the Old Dutch Parsonage is the birthplace of Rutgers. Long before Rutgers and Princeton met in the first college football game they already shared a deep history rooted in New Jersey and the American Revolution. Before rooting for the Scarlet Knights […]

Comparing Country Houses: George III’s America & George V’s England

Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage 71 Somerset Street, Somerville, NJ

Downton Abbey fans know that King George V’s photograph watches over the Servants’ Hall. American Revolution buffs recognize King George III in painted pomp. Prepare for Downton Abbey’s cinematic debut on an historic houses tour of the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage, exploring the bonds between the country houses of these different places and […]

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