The Jacobus Vanderveer House, nestled on Route 202/206 in Bedminster, was dressed in style thanks to the Colonial Christmas event over the last two weekends.
The Vanderveer House was decorated with an exhibition of paintings, including a specially commissioned work of a depiction of "General Knox at the Pluckemin Artillary Barracks, 1779." And David Mitchell, artistic director of Still Life Fine Event Design, created holiday decorations throughout the home.
In the house, each of the rooms had re-enacters providing information about architechture, displays and the house, in addition to activities to learn about the history of this Somerset County landmark.
Colonial Christmas is the major fundraiser of the year for The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House, said Sean Blinn, a trustee for the friends. The proceeds have been used for the restoration of the pre-Revolutionary era house as a history museum. Funds support programs at the house throughout the year, Blinn said.