Linda and Bob Barth, along with Jim Sommerville, have recently published a new photo history book on Somerville. The book, “Somerville Through Time,” features “then and now” images of the town including a number of interior photos of the Wallace House that show its gradual restoration to the authentic historic site we know today. Linda and Bob will be showcasing their work at the Van Horn House as part of the Heritage Trail Sunday Speaker Series, February 7 at 2 pm. The lectures are open to the public and free. Copies may be purchased there or people can order online: People can order online at www.somervillethroughtime.com.
Ticket sales for the Five Generals Tour are now on sale at the Heritage Trail Association’s website.
The date is Sunday Feb 15th at several time slots. For a nominal cost and about 2 hours of your time visit all 5 historic homes associated with the Middlebrook Cantonment of 1778-1779.
The Wallace House will of course be a featured site. Hope to see some of you turn out!
Calendar of Events for December were announced at yesterday’s annual meeting of WHODP Association by Mr. Kurzenberger:
Sunday, December 14th, 7:30 pm.
A Concert at the Wallace House featuring Mr. Bob Mouland
Enjoy the sound of music on period instruments in an historic setting. Seating in the Wallace House is limited, so reservations are a MUST. Same night arrivals, $20 only if space permits. Reserve early.
Sunday December 21st, Groups at 6, 7, and 8 pm
Four Days Before Christmas…
What was likely to be going on just before Christmas at the Wallace House and the Old Dutch Parsonage in the 18th century? Here’s your chance to find out. Please register for your time. $10 for advance registration/$15 for same day.
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Contact the sites directly at 908-725-1015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
The annual meeting of the Association will be held Saturday, November 15th at 3:30 pm as previously announced. We hope to see you there!
Saturday, Nov. 8: 18th Century Bake Oven Demonstration at The Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Historic Sites
Michele Dansak will demonstrate the use of a wood-fired, 18th century bake oven at the Old Dutch Parsonage, from 2 pm to 3:30. The demonstration will include the preparation of the food items that will then be baked in the oven. In addition, a special tour of The Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage will be available after the demonstration. The bake oven demonstration takes place outdoors; please dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
For those who wish to participate by assisting in the bake oven process, the price is $15 per person. Those who choose to attend as observers will be charged a fee of $10.
Advance reservations are required.
To register and for information, please contact the site.
Site Manager Jim Kurzenberger
Phone: 908-725-1015. Email: email@example.com
The Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Historic Sites
71 Somerset St., Somerville, NJ 08876
(Parking lot located across from Circle Floors)
Somerville, NJ 08876