JVH Events Calendar

Nov
30
Fri
Colonial Christmas Cocktail Reception
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Colonial Christmas Cocktail Reception

Friday, November 30, 2018
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Cocktail Reception Features Cocktails,
Gourmet Delicacies by Metropolitan Seafood
& Plenty of Retail Therapy

On Friday, November 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House will welcome supporters to a cocktail reception replete with fish tales, cocktails, and plenty of retail therapy.  Christopher Forbes, an Honorary Trustee of the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House, will serve as Honorary Chair of the evening event.

A bounty of creative appetizers from land and sea will be served up courtesy of Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet, of Lebanon, New Jersey.  The store, owned and operated for nearly 30 years by Mark Drabich, has been aptly described as a piscatorial mecca for seafood lovers far and wide.  The menu will include an array of sushi rolls, Mediterranean delicacies, and a selection of inventive chicken, beef, mushroom, cheese, potato, and smoked fish creations.

The Colonial merrymaking will be aided by authentic colonial cocktails and ale served up by Les and Jobie Ford, re-enactors portraying barkeeps with The Mumbling Manxman, an 18th century traveling field tavern.  Eighteenth century music will be provided by the Practitioners of Musick, featuring John Burkhalter on the English flute and Donovan Klotzbeacher on the harpsichord. Guests will also enjoy boutique shopping among a variety of distinctive merchants, including Classic Home & Garden;  India Hicks; Stanton Sweets; MACJAC, LLC; Virginia Peacock; Take a Bough; and Lady Ellen’s Fine Ware.

Tickets
(includes admission to Colonial Christmas house tours)

Patron:  $150 per person
Junior Patron:  $100 per person  (25 yrs and under)

Festive Attire
Tickets may be purchased online here.
For additional information, call (908) 396-6053.

 

Dec
1
Sat
16th Annual Colonial Christmas
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Holiday Shopping, Santa Visits, Pony Rides, And Festive Activities For All Ages

An array of holiday merchants, musical performances, family and children’s activities, food trucks and pony rides are just a few of the highlights in store for visitors to the 16th Annual Colonial Christmas at Bedminster’s historic Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum, sponsored by Glenmede; Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C.; Investors Bank; Meeker Sharkey & Hurley; Maplecrest Auto Group; Union Paving & Construction; Mr. & Mrs. Darrick Anderson; Yolanda A. Cillo, M.D.; and Mr. & Mrs. Craig Sutherland. The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House invite visitors of all ages to experience Christmas past and present when the circa 1772 Dutch Colonial home opens its wreath-clad doors Saturday and Sunday, November 24-25 and Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The popular fundraiser features: tours of the museum, which will be decorated for the holidays by Gail Whiting of Design Consultants, Lynn and Jessica Angelone of Angelone’s Florist, Flowers on the Ridge, and Camelot Construction; holiday shopping with boutique merchants and artisans; Colonial musicians, re-enactors and crafters; pony rides provided by Dapple Hill Farm; military demonstrations by Lambs Artillery Company; Santa visits; gingerbread house workshops for children; and a special exhibit from the Knox Museum in Thomaston, Maine.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, November 23 – 7 p.m.
Tree Lighting Sponsored by Investors Bank

Join us for caroling with the Harmonium Choral Society, hot chocolate, and hot pretzels, as we light our red, white, and blue Christmas tree and ring in the holiday season.

Admission:  FREE to the entire community


Saturday, November 24
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Museum Tours
  • Colonial Re-Enactors and Crafters
  • Food Trucks
  • John Lambs Artillery Company Demonstrations
  • Holiday Shopping with Lady Ellen’s Fine Ware, MACJAC LLC, BJ O’Connor, Virginia Peacock
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The Enslows perform Colonial American Christmas Music
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Pony Rides courtesy of Dapple Hill Farm

Sunday, November 25
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Museum Tours
  • Colonial Re-Enactors and Crafters
  • Food Trucks
  • The Evolution of the Gingerbread Man with Susan McLellan Plaisted, Heart to Hearth
  • Holiday Shopping with Lady Ellen’s Fine Ware, MACJAC, LLC, BJ O’Connor, Virginia Peacock
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Santa Visit
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Harmonium Choral Society Performance

 


Friday, November 30
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
School Group Tour Day
  • School Group Tour Day featuring Revolutionary War soldier Ned Hector
  • Presentations by Lady Ellen Ruck and Militiamen

Free to school groups. School bus parking available. Reservations required. Call Kristina Poggi, Museum Coordinator (908) 396-6053 or email kpoggi@jvanderveerhouse.org

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception
  • Cocktail reception – holiday libations served by Colonial barkeeps; sumptuous seafood and hors d’oeuvres by Metropolitan Seafood; boutique shopping with Classic Home & Garden, India Hicks, Stanton Sweets, MACJAC, LLC, Virginia Peacock, Take a Bough, and Lady Ellen Fine Ware; and 18th century musical entertainment by The Practitioners of Musick
  • Patron Tickets $150 per person. Junior Patron Tickets (25 and under) $100 per person.

Reservations required.
For ticket information, phone (908) 396-6053 or click HERE


Saturday, December 1
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Museum Tours
  • Colonial Re-Enactors and Crafters​
  • Food Trucks
  • John Lambs Artillery Company Demonstrations
  • Holiday Shopping with Classic Home & Garden, India Hicks, Stanton Sweets, MACJAC, LLC, Virginia Peacock, and Lady Ellen Fine Ware
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The Enslows perform Colonial American Christmas Music
11:30 a.m.
Gingerbread House Workshop
  • Gingerbread house workshop for children accompanied by an adult, courtesy Ms. Gail’s Kids Cooking. Cost of the program is $43 per kit, limited to one child & one adult per kit, and includes admission to the house tour for one (1) adult. Walk-in registration $50 per kit. (outside in tent)

Pre-registration required.
For ticket information, phone (908) 396-6053 or click HERE

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Santa Visit

Sunday, December 2
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Museum Tours
  • Colonial Re-Enactors and Crafters
  • Food Trucks
  • The Evolution of the Gingerbread Man with Susan McLellan Plaisted, Heart to Hearth
  • ​Holiday Shopping with Classic Home & Garden, India Hicks, Stanton Sweets, MACJAC, LLC, Virginia Peacock, and Lady Ellen Fine Ware
1 p.m.
Gingerbread House Workshop
  • Gingerbread house workshop for children accompanied by an adult, courtesy Ms. Gail’s Kids Cooking. Cost of the program is $43 per kit, limited to one child & one adult per kit, and includes admission to the house tour for one (1) adult. Walk-in registration $50 per kit. (outside in tent)

Pre-registration required.
For ticket information, phone (908) 396-6053 or click HERE

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Santa Visit

 

Admission Information

$10 admission per adult. $5 children 6-12. Free to Museum members and children 5 and under.

For information about Colonial Christmas, workshops, and tickets to Friday’s cocktail reception, phone (908) 396-6053 or visit www.jvanderveerhouse.org.

 

Proceeds from Colonial Christmas benefit exhibit development, historical interpretations, and educational programs at the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum.


 

Gingerbread House Workshop
Dec 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Gingerbread House Workshop

Saturday, December 1st at 11:30 am


Parents and their children can create their own gingerbread house with the help of Gail Paul, owner of Ms. Gail’s Kids Cooking! Materials and light refreshments will be provided. Gingerbread houses are edible but are NOT peanut or allergy-free.

Each workshop is limited to 25 children. Pre-registration is required. Register on-line at www.jvanderveerhouse.org or call (908) 396-6053.

Cost: $43 per gingerbread house kit, limited to one child and one adult per kit. Price includes one (1) accompanying adult admission to the Museum and one (1) child admission to the Museum.

Walk-in price is $53.
Walk-in or register online here.

General Museum Admission:
Adults – $10
Children ages 6 to 12 – $5
Children 5 and under – Free
Museum Members – Free

 

Dec
2
Sun
16th Annual Colonial Christmas
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Holiday Shopping, Santa Visits, Pony Rides, And Festive Activities For All Ages

An array of holiday merchants, musical performances, family and children’s activities, food trucks and pony rides are just a few of the highlights in store for visitors to the 16th Annual Colonial Christmas at Bedminster’s historic Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum, sponsored by Glenmede; Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C.; Investors Bank; Meeker Sharkey & Hurley; Maplecrest Auto Group; Union Paving & Construction; Mr. & Mrs. Darrick Anderson; Yolanda A. Cillo, M.D.; and Mr. & Mrs. Craig Sutherland. The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House invite visitors of all ages to experience Christmas past and present when the circa 1772 Dutch Colonial home opens its wreath-clad doors Saturday and Sunday, November 24-25 and Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The popular fundraiser features: tours of the museum, which will be decorated for the holidays by Gail Whiting of Design Consultants, Lynn and Jessica Angelone of Angelone’s Florist, Flowers on the Ridge, and Camelot Construction; holiday shopping with boutique merchants and artisans; Colonial musicians, re-enactors and crafters; pony rides provided by Dapple Hill Farm; military demonstrations by Lambs Artillery Company; Santa visits; gingerbread house workshops for children; and a special exhibit from the Knox Museum in Thomaston, Maine.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, November 23 – 7 p.m.
Tree Lighting Sponsored by Investors Bank

Join us for caroling with the Harmonium Choral Society, hot chocolate, and hot pretzels, as we light our red, white, and blue Christmas tree and ring in the holiday season.

Admission: FREE to the entire community


Saturday, November 24
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Museum Tours
  • Colonial Re-Enactors and Crafters
  • Food Trucks
  • John Lambs Artillery Company Demonstrations
  • Holiday Shopping with Lady Ellen’s Fine Ware, MACJAC LLC, BJ O’Connor, Virginia Peacock
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The Enslows perform Colonial American Christmas Music
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Pony Rides courtesy of Dapple Hill Farm

Sunday, November 25
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Museum Tours
  • Colonial Re-Enactors and Crafters
  • Food Trucks
  • The Evolution of the Gingerbread Man with Susan McLellan Plaisted, Heart to Hearth
  • Holiday Shopping with Lady Ellen’s Fine Ware, MACJAC, LLC, BJ O’Connor, Virginia Peacock
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Santa Visit
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Harmonium Choral Society Performance (outside in tent)

 


Friday, November 30
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
School Group Tour Day
  • School Group Tour Day featuring Revolutionary War soldier Ned Hector
  • Presentations by Lady Ellen Ruck and Militiamen

Free to school groups. School bus parking available. Reservations required. Call Kristina Poggi, Museum Coordinator (908) 396-6053 or email kpoggi@jvanderveerhouse.org

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception
  • Cocktail reception – holiday libations served by Colonial barkeeps; sumptuous seafood and hors d’oeuvres by Metropolitan Seafood; boutique shopping with Classic Home & Garden, India Hicks, Stanton Sweets, MACJAC, LLC, Virginia Peacock, Take a Bough, and Lady Ellen Fine Ware; and 18th century musical entertainment by The Practitioners of Musick
  • Patron Tickets $150 per person. Junior Patron Tickets (25 and under) $100 per person.

Reservations required.
For ticket information, phone (908) 396-6053 or click HERE


Saturday, December 1
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Museum Tours
  • Colonial Re-Enactors and Crafters​
  • Food Trucks
  • John Lambs Artillery Company Demonstrations
  • Holiday Shopping with Classic Home & Garden, India Hicks, Stanton Sweets, MACJAC, LLC, Virginia Peacock, and Lady Ellen Fine Ware
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The Enslows perform Colonial American Christmas Music
11:30 a.m.
Gingerbread House Workshop
  • Gingerbread house workshop for children accompanied by an adult, courtesy Ms. Gail’s Kids Cooking. Cost of the program is $43 per kit, limited to one child & one adult per kit, and includes admission to the house tour for one (1) adult. Walk-in registration $50 per kit. (outside in tent)

Pre-registration required.
For ticket information, phone (908) 396-6053 or click HERE

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Santa Visit

Sunday, December 2
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Museum Tours
  • Colonial Re-Enactors and Crafters
  • Food Trucks
  • The Evolution of the Gingerbread Man with Susan McLellan Plaisted, Heart to Hearth
  • ​Holiday Shopping with Classic Home & Garden, India Hicks, Stanton Sweets, MACJAC, LLC, Virginia Peacock, and Lady Ellen Fine Ware
1 p.m.
Gingerbread House Workshop
  • Gingerbread house workshop for children accompanied by an adult, courtesy Ms. Gail’s Kids Cooking. Cost of the program is $43 per kit, limited to one child & one adult per kit, and includes admission to the house tour for one (1) adult. Walk-in registration $50 per kit. (outside in tent)

Pre-registration required.
For ticket information, phone (908) 396-6053 or click HERE

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Santa Visit

Admission Information

$10 admission per adult. $5 children 6-12. Free to Museum members and children 5 and under.

For information about Colonial Christmas, workshops, and tickets to Friday’s cocktail reception, phone (908) 396-6053 or visit www.jvanderveerhouse.org.

 

Proceeds from Colonial Christmas benefit exhibit development, historical interpretations, and educational programs at the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum.


 

Gingerbread House Workshop
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Gingerbread House Workshop

Sunday, December 2nd at 1:00 pm

Parents and their children can create their own gingerbread house with the help of Gail Paul, owner of Ms. Gail’s Kids Cooking! Materials and light refreshments will be provided. Gingerbread houses are edible but are NOT peanut or allergy-free.

Each workshop is limited to 25 children. Pre-registration is required. Register on-line at www.jvanderveerhouse.org or call (908) 396-6053.

Cost: $43 per gingerbread house kit, limited to one child and one adult per kit. Price includes one (1) accompanying adult admission to the Museum and one (1) child admission to the Museum.

Walk-in price is $53.
Walk-in or register online here.

General Museum Admission:
Adults – $10
Children ages 6 to 12 – $5
Children 5 and under – Free
Museum Members – Free

 

Feb
17
Sun
Five Generals Narrated Bus Tour
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Five Generals Narrated Bus Tour
February 17, 2019

Tours at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.

Discover five of the original Somerset County houses that served as general staff headquarters during the Revolutionary War—the Van Horne House in Bridgewater, the Van Veghten House in Finderne, the Abraham Staats house in South Bound Brook, the Wallace House in Somerville and the Jacobus Vanderveer House. The tour starts from the Van Horne House and runs approximately two and a half hours. Tours are $25 per person. Students $15. Children under 6 free. For reservations call (732) 3568856 or online at www.heritagetrail.org.

Mar
31
Sun
Pysanky
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Make Your Own Pysanky Egg Under the Instruction of Patty-Wiszuk DeAngelo!

March 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Pysanky is the art of egg designing and dying practices traditionally in Eastern Europe. Practice the Ukrainian folk art of Pysanky under teacher Patty Wiszuk-DeAngelo, an award winning Pysanky artist. Attendees will learn division of the egg, drawing of designs, use of the kistka, techniques of wax and resist method, dying process, technique of drilling eggs, removing wax and finishing methods.

This three hour class is $40 per person and includes materials,  light refreshments, and an optional house tour.

Advance registration is required.
Register HERE!

Apr
7
Sun
Presentation and Book Signing by Author and Historian Bob Mayers, Revolutionary New Jersey
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Presentation and Book Signing by Author and Historian
Bob Mayers
Revolutionary New Jersey: Forgotten Crossroads and Towns of the American Revolution

April 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM

The Middlebrook and Pluckemin encampments were of critical importance to the American military  during the swirling  campaigns of 1777 and 1779.  Yet, these iconic places, like many other historic sites in the Raritan Valley and Somerset County area have been virtually ignored in history. Most now are buried, obliterated, built over by suburban creep, rarely marked and shrouded in mystery and mythology. In his new book Revolutionary New Jersey-Forgotten towns and Crossroads of the American Revolution, author and historian Bob Mayers rediscovers these sacred local places with new information found in original military documents, British and Hessian accounts and by on foot exploration. Admission $20 per person, Members $10, children 12 and under free.

Register HERE!