to the Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum, site of America’s first military training
academy, the Pluckemin Cantonment. The Vanderveer house served as headquarters for
Gen. Henry Knox during the winter of 1778-79. A National and New Jersey historic
site, the Vanderveer house interprets Dutch colonial life in America as well as the
stay by Gen. Henry Knox and his family.
…Elegance with a French flair is returning to the Somerset Hills this Spring! The
JVH is planning a premier benefit event, Saturday, May 16, to commemorate the “French
Alliance Ball” that was held at the Pluckemin Artillery Park in 1779.
Sun, April 12, 1-4 pm All are invited to participate in a free Arbor Day celebration
at the JVH. Co-sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts, it will feature tree climbing
demonstrations by professional tree climbers, apple bobbing, & interactive presentations
about animals, insects & their relationship to trees.