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December 14, 2017

P.O. Box 723, 3055 River Road
Bedminster, NJ 07921
(908) 396-6053

We Are Profoundly Grateful To The Many People Who Made Our 15th Annual Colonial Christmas 

A Revolutionary Success! 


Our Generous Sponsors 


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Yolanda A. Cillo, M.D. and Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Molé

Our Talented Designers 

Angelone’s Florist in Raritan, Gail Whiting of Design Consultants in Bedminster, Susan Miniman of Susan Laura Interior Design in Bedminster along with her daughter Sara Miniman, broker/manager of Weichert’s Bedminster office and Advisory Board member Jeanne Galbraith

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Our Musical Performers

Harmonium Choral Society, The Enslows, Ridge High School A Cappella Choir, Bernards High School Madrigals, Bedminster School Hand Bells, John Burkhalter and Donovan Klotzbeacher of the Practitioners of Musick 



Our Special Guests & Attractions

George + Martha's American Grille, Reindeer Magic & Miracles, 

Laura Clare, Santa, The Tewksbury Foot Bassets, Ms. Gail's Kids Cooking


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Our Colonial Re-enactors & Crafters

Susan McClellan Plaisted, Kim Hanley "Betsy Ross" from the American Historical Theatre, John Lambs Artillery Company, Lady Ellen Ruck, 

Ray Sanderson, Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild, Sue Johnson & The Alice Beatty Chapter of the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists, Middlebrook Theatrical Society, Les and Jobie Ford



Our Featured Exhibitors

Sam Robinson, who graciously lent his Society of The Cincinnati Membership Certificate, and The Princeton Chapter of The Daughters of 

The American Revolution, who donated a copy and transcription of a 

petition addressed to General Henry Knox


Our Merry Merchants & Artisans

Suzan Sletteland and Stanton Sweets; Christine Pane; Ward Vintage; Kristin Mikula and India Hicks; LeFashion Cottage; BJ O'Connor; Portraits Inc.; Lace Creations; Glynn Valentine and Posh; MacJac; Lei Lei; 
Design Consultants; and Classic Home & Garden

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Our Volunteers, Trustees & Supporters

Sue Ellen Holleman, Mark Drabich and Metropolitan Seafood, Jude Pfister and Morristown National Historic Park Museum, Congressman Leonard Lance, Ret. Lt. Col. Robert Vicci, VetRest, Bernardsville Print Center, 
Debbie Weisman, Stephen Taylor, and Linda Arnold 


And Visitors Like You!


Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays
From Our Revolutionary Home to Yours!

History Loves Company

Become a Member of the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum and enjoy free admission to many 2018 events.

Download our 2018 Calendar of Events

Proceeds from Colonial Christmas benefit exhibit development, 

historical interpretations, and educational programs at 

the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum. 



Join Us

In Making History!

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Become a Member of
The Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum

Enjoy free unlimited visits to our open houses and 
lively educational programs. 

Your support helps restore, develop and operate the 
Jacobus Vanderveer House property, significant in 
United States Revolutionary War military history, 
as a nationally important historic site and 
an educational and community resource. 

Founder's Circle
Anne L. and George H. Clapp Charitable & Educational Trust
Investors Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Donor Advised Fund 
at The Princeton Area Community Foundation

Officer's Circle
Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C
Mr. Geoffrey M. Connor
The G.M. Connor Charitable Trust Fund 
of the Community Foundation of New Jersey
CTW Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew C. Molé
R. Craig & Elizabeth H. Sutherland

Continental Circle
The Homestead Foundation, Inc.
J.M. Stringer Gallery of Fine Art
Peter R. and Cynthia K. Kellogg Foundation

Knox's Circle
Mr. and Mrs. George N. Allport
Mr. and Mrs. Darrick J. Anderson

Bellis Family Fund of The Blauvelt Demarest Foundation

Camelot Custom Building

Mr. Harry Carpenter 

Chubb & Son
Yolanda A. Cillo, M.D.
T.J. Dermott Dunphy
Fiddler's Elbow Country Club
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Fleming
Frederick H. Gillmore Fund
 Mr. & Mrs. Gates H. Hawn 
Hon. Robert & Diane Holtaway
The Kirk Kellogg Foundation
Mr. Robert Matthews 
Meeker Sharkey & Hurley
George F. Merck
Hon. Joseph H. Metelski
Mr. & Mrs. John E. Runnells III
Mrs. Carol Tiffany

                                    Learn more about Membership Levels and Benefits 


The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House Board of Trustees

R. Craig Sutherland, President

Darrick J. Anderson • Jennifer T. Becker  Sean Blinn • Yolanda A. Cillo, M.D.

Geoffrey M. Connor  Janice Marano • Leslie Molé • Herbert M. Patullo 

Robin Ray • Raymond N. Sanderson • Doug Stevinson • John L. Sweeney

Karen Sweeney • Carol Tiffany • Gail Whiting  Lori Rothe Yokobosky 

Advisory Board

Hon. Joseph H. Metelski, Honorary Chairman

Laurie Brueckner • Jeanne Galbraith • Jay Petrillo

Honorary Trustees

Christopher Forbes, Honorary Chairman

Grania Allport • Pam Vandeveer Jeanes • Nancy Pyne • Ellen Vreeland

Prich Matthews (in memoriam)

Kristina Poggi - Museum Coordinator
Renáe Tesauro - Communications Director

Directions:  The Jacobus Vanderveer House is conveniently located near Routes 78, 287 and 22 at the River Road exit on Routes 202/206 in Bedminster, New Jersey. Enter through River Road Park. Parking and restroom facilities are available onsite.

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GPS Users Enter:                 3055 River Road, Bedminster, NJ                                                                                                 (Enter through River Road Park)
GPS Coordinates:                 40.666816,-74.644819
Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum 

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2018 Calendar of Events

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Thank you for your contributions and support!

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The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

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The Jacobus Vanderveer House is handicap accessible. Anyone anticipating the need for additional accessibility services is requested to phone us at (908) 396-6053 or email us at at least 2 weeks in advance.
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