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.
Sunday Feb 1 Ned Hector, a free African American soldier who fought on the Patriot
side in the Revolution will give a highly interactive presentation, including instructions
on how to fire a cannon, with audience participation! Hector is portrayed by Noah
Lewis. Tickets $10.