The Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Association

Dedicated Supporters of Two National and State Historic Treasures
Keeping History Alive – Coming Events:

The Association supports events at the sites, and through its contacts with other local historic groups also supports multi-site events and programs that contribute to the understanding of the sites in the larger context of the history of their period.

Washington’s Birthday Lecture
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Larry Kidder, historian and author, will discuss his latest book, Ten Crucial Days: Washington’s Vision for Victory Unfolds. Following the program, members of American Legion Post 12, Somerville, will join us in raising Gen. George Washington’s headquarters flag at the site’s entrance.

Annual Membership Meeting of Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage Association
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Annual meeting precedes Washington’s Birthday lecture.

How “Finding” Lost Waterways Can Help Us Adapt
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020
3:00 pm
Free Admission. Register at (908) 725-1015 or

Guest Speaker: Dr. Heather Fenyk, founder and president of the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership

Did you know a Raritan River tributary flows below the Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage? Centuries of development have hidden the vast majority of waterways in urban areas. Learn to read topographic maps, identify watersheds and #lookfortheriver. (Program is funded by the NJ Council for the Humanities.)

The Hole in the Dike
Children’s Storytime & Activities
10:30 am
Free Admission. Register at (908) 725-1015 or

Hear how the Dutch boy Peter saved Holland from a great flood and learn how children can protect the environment here in New Jersey.

From Salem to Somerville with Songs
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2020
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Free Admission. Register at (908) 725-1015 or

“Songs of Nature and the Land” program by Linda Russell, historical musician, followed by ceremonial planting of Somerville’s Salem Oak seedling on Wallace House grounds at 2:30 pm. Light refreshments & outdoor colonial games follow ceremony.

New Jersey's Declarations of Independence
SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free Admission. Register at (908) 725-1015 or

Before New Jersey's delegates to the Continental Congress could sign the Declaration of Independence, they needed instructions from the Provincial Congress which included the Old Dutch Parsonage's Frederick Frelinghuysen and Rev. Jacob Rutsen Hardenbergh. Join us ahead of the Fourth of July for an afternoon celebration of New Jersey's Declarations of Independence.

2020 Weekend Journey Through the Past

The Wallace House will be one of the over 25 significant historic sites featured in this weekend celebration of Somerset County’s history sponsored by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission.