Fall Concert at the Old Dutch Parsonage: Celebrating the Harvest
Join balladeer Linda Russell as she sings songs of harvest-time. Playing the hammered and mountain dulcimers, penny whistle and guitar, Linda sings and plays ballads, love songs, dance tunes, and working songs written in early America and brought over from the Old World.
Click to hear excerpt of Linda Russell playing “Meeting of the Waters” on hammered dulcimer.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Old Dutch Parsonage
71 Somerset Street
Somerville, NJ 08876
$10 per-person suggested donation to attend this program.
Advance registration recommended. Call 908-725-1015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Please register early, as seating is limited.
While performing on guitar, mountain and hammered dulcimers, penny whistle and limberjack, Linda’s rich singing voice illuminates our American heritage through patriotic anthems, broadsides, hymns and dance tunes.
Linda Russell is a balladeer who brings America’s past to life through song. She has served for many years as musical historian for the National Park Service at Federal Hall National Memorial and has performed at historic sites throughout New York and New Jersey.
Join us for a fascinating discussion on the connections between the Rev. Hardenbergh (principal founder of Rutgers University) family and great African American abolitionist leader Sojourner Truth, at one time their slave, plus stories of other early slave-holding leaders of Rutgers College.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Old Dutch Parsonage
- John Coakley, Feakes Professor of Church History, Emeritus, at New Brunswick Theological Seminary
- Thomas J Frusciano, Rutgers Library faculty and Vice President of the Rutgers Living History Society
- Helene Van Rossum, Public Services and Outreach Archivist at Rutgers Libraries Special Collections
There is a suggested five dollar donation to attend this program.
Advance registration is advised.
Call 908-725-1015 or email email@example.com to register. Please register early, as seating is limited.
In celebration of George Washington’s birthday, Jim Kurzenberger, Historic Preservation Specialist of the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage, will conduct a Headquarters Theme tour of the Wallace House. Visitors will be presented with an experience that emphasizes the details of General Washington’s stay at Hope Farm, the country seat of John Wallace. The tour will last one hour.
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2016
Time: 2 PM
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.