Dear Members, Friends, and Supporters of The 1759 Vought House,
Happy Fourth of July! As we celebrate our 242nd Independence Day, let us remember that The 1759 Vought House was a living, working homestead on the first Independence Day. The Vought House is on the National and State Registers of Historic Sites, partly due to its significant architecture and rare "wattle and daub" style decorative plaster ceilings. The home's builder, Christopher Vought and his son John, by 1776 the family patriarch, were prominent loyalists in Hunterdon County. Their names appear a number of times in the minutes of New Jersey's Provincial Congress.
We need to raise the funds to carry out our mission to develop this historic gem as a museum promoting the study of life in New Jersey in the late colonial and revolutionary era. We were awarded a grant by the New Jersey Cultural Trust and will begin using the funds for constructing and installing historically accurate windows and doors on the front of the house.
We also need your support. The 1759 Vought House, A Revolutionary War Loyalist Homestead is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
- Please join or renew your membership. Print and mail the attached form with your contribution to The 1759 Vought House, PO Box 369, Annandale, NJ 08801.
- Does your employer have a matching gift program? If so, you can double your contribution.
- We also gratefully accept in-kind gifts of your services such as lawn mowing or updates to our web site, www.1759voughthouse.org.
Thank you for your support!