Open House — Museum Open 1 to 4 PM
Walk in the footsteps of Generals George Washington and Henry Knox. See where some of America’s first Dutch farmers staked their claims in the new world. Learn more about America’s first military training academy. It’s all here at the Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum in Bedminster, New Jersey, just off Routes 78 and 287 in Somerset County.
Docents are available at the house to provide information on the history and furnishings of the house. Additional information can be found on printed material available in every room and on the website, which can be viewed on all mobile devices to enable a self-guided tour.
The museum is open on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10 per person; Members Free; Children 12 and Under Free. For more information, click here or download the JVH brochure here.
Colonial Tavern Night
Huzzah! Learn how to create authentic fresh Colonial Cocktails. Grab a mug of ale or a colonial cocktail and join us for a night of colonial merrymaking! Sample rustic fare, play authentic tavern games, learn boisterous songs and cheerful dances in a spirited colonial tavern atmosphere. $30 per person, advance registration is required.
Bedminster Charities Fall Fest
12 to 5 pm
Hayrides throughout Park
Visit us at Bedminster’s annual fall festival in River Road Park. Stop by the Jacobus Vanderveer House booth for Colonial games and demonstrations. Be sure to hop on the hay wagon to view the restored 1772 farmhouse. Admission to Fall Fest is $5 per person, Children 3 and Under Free.
Paranormal Night at the Vanderveer House
Two Sessions: (1) 6:30 to 8 pm (2) 8:30 to 10 pm
(For Participants 16 years of age or older)
The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House invite you to experience an up-close and personal ghost hunt! With the help of experts, you’ll use investigative tools to conduct readings inside the circa 1772 Jacobus Vanderveer House. ‘Ghost hunts’ are led by the expert staff of New Jersey Paranormal. Two paranormal investigations are available, from 6:30 to 8 pm and 8:30 to 10 pm. Tickets are $15 per person, advance registration is required, Members $5. This program is designed for participants 16 and older. Each session is limited to 25 people, so register early if you dare!
“A Taste of Change” by Peter G. Rose
Program 2 pm, Museum Open 1 to 4 pm
Food Historian and author Peter G. Rose will teach us how cookbooks can tell us more than just how a dish is made. They tell us about a family’s ethnicity that transcends generations through the continuation of customs and celebrations. Participants are encouraged to bring their own inherited cookbooks and recipe boxes as we discuss the importance of saving these items for the future.
$10 person. Members free. Children 12 and under free.