BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ - During their courtship and marriage, John Adams and Abigail Smith Adams exchanged over 1,100 letters, many filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics considered an invaluable account of the Revolutionary War. Abigail, a fierce advocate of rights for women and African Americans, was an important partner throughout John's political career.

Hear their stories firsthand portrayed by actors Kim Hanley and Peyton Dixon at the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum at 3055 River Road, off Route 206, in Basking Ridge. The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. on April 8, according to the Jacobus Vanderveer House website.

Pre-registration is required and registration is limited. Register at

Admission $10 per person, and members are free. Children 12 and under will receive free admission.