Upcoming Events at the Meadows

PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE OFTEN FOR UPDATES.  Because these are historic homes, events may have to be moved, postponed or cancelled for various reasons.  Any such occurrences will be posted on this page, as well as our calendar.

Female Pirates of the 18th Century

2nd Sunday, Apr-Oct 2022    1-4pm    215 South Middlebush Rd, Somerset, NJ

Avast me Hearties!!! 

Come aboard, and join me as we sail the seven seas – living free and taking what we want!   I’m your Captain, and our ship here is called the – what’s that, Matey?  You noticed I’m a woman?  Well, shiver me timbers, you are correct!  And if you don’t like it, perhaps you’d prefer to walk the plank!

Please join us for an afternoon with Alisa Dupuy of The Ladies of History as she portrays a female pirate from the 1700s.  She will regale you with tales of life aboard a pirate ship, antics at ports of call, stolen treasure and pirate treachery.  Learn about how many female pirates there actually were, and what life was like for them.

This event will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 2 pm at the historic Van Liew-Suydam House, 280 South Middlebush Road, Franklin Township, NJ.  The fee for attending is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.  Please purchase your tickets at Eventbrite.com (QR code to the right), or email us to reserve payment at the door.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at tmf.org.1289@gmail.com.

Flyer for this event:  Female Pirates 4-2-2023

Second Sundays:  Wyckoff-Garretson Museum House

Open Free to the Public

2nd Sunday, May-Oct 2023    1-4pm    215 South Middlebush Rd, Somerset, NJ

Wyckoff-Garretson House, 1730 and 1805

Wyckoff-Garretson House, 1730 and 1805

The Meadows Foundation announces the opening of the Wyckoff-Garretson Museum House and Carriage Barn, every second Sunday of the month starting in April and going through October.  There will be docents on hand to conduct tours and answer questions about colonial life.  The recently renovated carriage barn features a used book and gift shop.  The historic home is filled with artifacts and period furniture, clothing and other items.WG cradle


In addition, talks and craft demonstrations will periodically be conducted in the conference room, and videos about life in colonial times will be shown in the media room.  The buildings will be open from 1pm-4pm, May through October.  This is a FREE EVENT, so bring family and friends and enjoy an interesting afternoon with us! 



An Annual Tradition – Sinterklaas!



December 3, 2023  1-4 pm

Please bring the kids and join us for this favorite Dutch celebration!

There will be plenty to do and see for all ages during our annual Sinterklaas celebration.   There will be crafts and toys for the kids, ornaments for them to decorate and hang on the tree, games for all to play, and Dutch baked goods and seasonal beverages for sale.  All are welcome to join in the caroling.   And of course, the day would not be complete without Sinterklaas himself arriving on horseback!  He will spend time with each child, checking his book to see if they have been good and deserving of a small goodie bag.  

        We hope to see you at the historic Hageman Farm located at 209 South Middlebush Road, Franklin Township, NJ.  Please check our website for updates in regards to weather, and for other upcoming events.  In the meantime, be good – Sinterklaas is watching!

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