The Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc., in conjunction with the South Bound Brook Historic Preservation Advisory Commission, and in partnership with the Women’s Guild of South Bound Brook, is proud to present its 16th edition of the award-winning “Tory Jack Day” program. The annual event in honor of Black History Month celebrates the contribution and sacrifices of Afro-Americans in the foundation of our nation. This year’s featured presenter is Mr. Joseph Becton.
Mr. Becton, a retired National Park Service Interpretive Park Ranger, has been recognized with the Community Service award for setting a standard of excellence in interpretation and for his role in connecting Americans to our national parks through wonderful stories and varied media. Mr. Becton now directs Joe Becton Tours and Historical Services and most recently has been proclaimed a Certified Master Guide by the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides.
Presenting the “Music of the Underground Railroad,” Joe will explain through words and performance about the development of this truly American art form.
Mr. Becton will present at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at the historic Abraham Staats House located at 17 Von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880. Seating begins at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.
Following the presentation, the public is invited to tour the historic Abraham Staats House and view an exhibit entitled “The Underground Railroad” presented by local historian and Women’s Guild member, Mrs. Joyce Smith with the building closing at 3:00 p.m.
The Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc., PO Box 115, South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: www.staatshouse.org Tel: 732-469-3198
Please allow a two-week notice for accessibility and assistive services requests.
The Friends of Abraham Staats House, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which has received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State through the State/County History Partnership Program Grant and administered in Somerset County by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.