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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!