The Vermeule Mansion announces their participation in the annual Weekend Journey Through the Past, a weekend tour of historically significant places in Somerset County.  Approximately 30 sites will participate in the event run by the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission, scheduled for Oct 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 14 from noon to 4 p.m. This is the 13th year for the program. Complete information about the event and participating sites can be found at www.SCHistoryWeekend.com.

“This is a great way to learn for families to learn about the area’s local history’, explained Johanna Salvemini, president of the Friends of Vermeule Mansion.  “Most of us have a general idea about the military part Somerset County played in the early centuries of our country.   Visiting numerous participating sites during the history weekend also offers a way to learn about additional aspects of local history - lore, music, craft, food and pastimes in a short amount of time”.

The Vermeule family, important contributors to the Continental Army’s welfare during the Revolutionary period promises a variety of informative and fun activities that will be presented in the 2-day offering.  More information about the event will be on the Somerset County Website including a list of up to 30 participating historic sites, guide book and map.  www.SCHistoryweekend.com.

The Vermeule Mansion is open regularly on Saturdays from 10am-4 pm except holidays and is wheelchair accessible.  Have a passion for history and culture and sharing your time and knowledge with the community?  Join us on the Journey! Contact the Friends of Vermeule Mansion and like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vermeulemansion, or email or call johcre@yahoo.com or 908-755-8098.