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.
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.
Presentation and Book Signing by Author and Historian
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.