Artillery School with 6th NY Independent Battery @ Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Artillery School

with 6th New York Independent Battery

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If the thought of learning more about Civil War cannons gets you fired up, sign up for the “School of the Piece”—a muzzle-loading artillery safety qualification program for re-enactors and history buffs— includes classroom and practical instruction.

Instructors from the Sixth New York Independent Battery Civil War re-enactment group and National Civil War Artillery Association will teach registered participants how to safely work around, load and fire two cannons that will be on hand for the day.

The fee for the course is $20, and includes a two-year membership in the National Civil War Artillery Assoc. The program open to all ages, but participants must be at least 16 years of age to work with the cannon. Pre-registration is required. Spectators are welcome to observe the artillery demonstrations free of charge.

The Jacobus Vanderveer House will also be open for tours. Admission is $10 per person. Members free. Children 12 and under, free.

Abigail & John Adams @ Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Abigail & John Adams

2 p.m.

During their courtship and marriage, John Adams and Abigail Smith Adams exchanged over 1,100 letters, many filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics considered an invaluable account of the Revolutionary War.

Abigail, a fierce advocate of rights for women and African-Americans, was an important partner throughout John’s political career. Hear their stories firsthand portrayed by actors Kim Hanley and Peyton Dixon.

Pre-registration is required and registration is limited. Admission $10 per person. Members Free. Children 12 and under, free.

Martha Washington & Oney Judge @ Morristown National Historic Park
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Martha Washington & Oney Judge

*Morristown National Historic Park Auditorium

2 p.m.

Oney “Ona” Judge served as personal servant to Martha Washington until she escaped from the President’s Mansion in Philadelphia and relocated to Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1796. At age ten, Judge was incorporated into Mount Vernon’s labor force, working in the Mansion. Always a personal favorite of Martha Washington’s, Judge was one of the handful of slaves brought by George and Martha Washington to New York in 1789 and then to Philadelphia in 1790 at the start of the presidency.


Listen as Oney Judge, portrayed by Alex Simpson, and Martha, portrayed by Pat Jordan, retell their personal stories.


Admission is free, however pre-registration is required at

Please note — this event takes place at Morristown National Historic Park.

Winterthur Museum Trip & Lunch @ Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Winterthur Museum Trip & Lunch

Bus Departs 9 a.m., Lunch 11:30 a.m.

Followed by Museum Tour

Founded by Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, reflecting both early America and the du Pont family’s life here. Its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among the country’s best!

Enjoy lunch at the self-service Garden Café followed by a museum tour.  The cost of $75 per person includes luxury bus transportation, lunch voucher and museum admission.

Bus departs at 9 am and returns approximately 6 pm. Sorry no refunds.

John Phillip Osborne: An American Master @ Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

John Phillip Osborne:

An American Master

Special Exhibition with J.M. Stringer Gallery

May 12-13 & 19-20

** May 13 — Mothers and Mimosas Tour **


Join us for a special exhibition featuring the work of American master painter John Phillip Osborne. Mr. Osborne is a preeminent painter of Revolutionary War subjects, and his works are part of the Jacobus Vanderveer House’s permanent collection.

Admission $10 per person, Members Free, Children 12 and under, free.