JACOBUS VANDERVEER HOUSEHOSTS NOTED WOMEN’S HISTORY SPEAKER
Bedminster, NJ – February 28, 2013 — The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House invite the public to celebrate National Women’s History Month with “A Celebration of Women’s History” on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. at the Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum in Bedminster, New Jersey.
Marylu Korkuch, Vice President and Federal Affairs Director for The Chubb Corporation, will speak about the milestones of the women’s movement, including suffrage and the women who pioneered change in Congress, during her presentation. Korkuch has worked at Chubb for 38 years in various areas of the Corporation including Communications, Public Relations, and Commercial Insurance, before moving into her current role in Washington, DC in 1998.
The Jacobus Vanderveer House will be open from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on March 10 for visitors to tour the house before and after the presentation, which lasts for approximately 30 minutes.
The Jacobus Vanderveer House served as headquarters for General Henry Knox during the winter of 1778-79 and is the only known building still standing that was associated with the Pluckemin Artillery Cantonment, believed to be the first installation in America to train officers in engineering and artillery. The Jacobus Vanderveer House interprets Dutch colonial life in America as well as the stay by General Knox and his family during the 1778-79 encampment. A National and New Jersey Historic Site, the Jacobus Vanderveer House is a true landmark that offers a vivid look into the history of our country and the lives of those who made it.
The Jacobus Vanderveer House is located at 955 Route 202/206, Bedminster, NJ, behind River Road Park. Entrance to the house is through River Road Park. For directions and more information about the Jacobus Vanderveer House, visit www.jvanderveerhouse.com.
The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the New Jersey Department of State.