Middlebrook 101

The presentation “Middlebrook 101:  A Comprehensive Look” by Jim Kurzenberger, Historic Preservation Specialist of the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage is only one week away!  Be sure to come at 7 PM on Thursday, February 18th to not miss out on this very informative look at the Forgotten Cantonment.  Please email us or call 908-725-1015 to reserve since seating is limited.  A $10 donation is requested from non-members, and members are asked to renew their annual memberships at this time.

Light refreshments will follow, and then the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Association will hold its Annual Meeting. New members are always welcome.

Exciting news!

Announcing…the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Association website!  

As we reported at our last annual meeting, in 2014 we applied for a mini grant for the development of a website.  We were successful in that effort and received a project grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.  We have been working very hard on developing it with David Bell e-Designs and we invite you to visit http://www.wallacehouseassociation.org
to check it out!  Keep checking back on it as it is still a work in progress and more materials will be added.


“Somerville Through Time” Authors Event

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 Five Generals Bus Tour available at Heritage Trail Association website!

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!

December Events

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.

Contact the sites directly at 908-725-1015 or email whouse3@verizon.net for reservations.