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 Saturday, Oct 12th, 10-5 pm and Sunday, Oct 13th noon-4 pm.  This is the 14th year for the program.  Complete information about the event and participating sites can be found at

The Vermeule Mansion staff has new programs for the 2-day offering, including a visit from a direct descendent of the Vermeule family! Scheduled activities include:

Saturday, Oct 12th at 11:00 am and Sunday Oct 13th at 12:30 pm

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Meet John Daniel, Descendant of the Vermeule Family

Presentation: The Vermeule Blue Hills Farm, a Revolutionary Campground

Saturday Oct 12th and Sunday, Oct 13 at 2pm

Meet Molly Pitcher

Presentation: portrayal of Molly Pitcher by Kim Hanley of the American Historical Theatre


Continuous activities throughout the weekend include tours of the Mansion and the photography museum, children’s activities, and light refreshments typical of earlier times in history will be served.  Members of the Friends of Vermeule Mansion (FOVM) will be on hand to provide interesting highlights about the Vermeule property and how the Friends organization came into being.  Information on activities and membership in the FOVM will also be available.


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!  Visit our website, and like our Facebook page at  Contact the Friends of Vermeule Mansion, or email or call or 908-755-8098.