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Welcome to the Farmstead Arts Center

 a center for fine, performing and practical arts in Basking Ridge, NJ located on the grounds of the historic Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead.

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Photo by Jim Del Giudice

Farmhouse and English Barn

Listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, the Farmstead was honored with the New Jersey Preservation Award, one of the State’s highest honors for preservation and adaptive re-use and Somerset County’s Historic Preservation Award. The Friends of the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead is a not for profit 501(c) 3 organization. Restoration of the buildings at the Farmstead is made possible thanks to funding from the Somerset County Historic Grant Program, the New Jersey Historic Trust and the 1772 Foundation.

The 18th Century English Barn has been beautifully stained and trim replaced thanks to funding from the 1772 Foundation.


The 18th century English Barn has been beautifully restored and is the home of the Lord Stirling Theater Company. It also hosts barn dances, workshops, receptions and special events.

The 1700's Farmhouse where classes, concerts and art shows are held and studios are available

The 1700’s Farmhouse where classes, concerts and art shows are held and studios are available for rental.

Farmstead Arts offers art classes, workshops, art exhibits, theater, concerts, dance, children’s activities and lectures in history and the arts. Local artists utilize the upstairs rooms in the farmhouse for individual studio space.

Kennedy room gallery

“Farmstead Arts Center in Basking Ridge, NJ is unreal – beautiful, breathtaking, and full of history”


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The Farmstead is a not for profit organization, and relies on memberships and donations to continue to restore the farm buildings and present programs. Your donations are greatly appreciated.  Donations to Farmstead Arts, as part of The Friends of the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead, a not for profit 501(c) 3 organization, are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.

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You can make a donation using the button above or send a check payable to:

The Friends of KMS Farmstead
P.O. Box 155,
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Annual Membership fees are $50 family, $35 individual, $20 for seniors and students.  Membership applications are here.

 


Funding has been made possible, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through funds administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State /County Partnership Local Arts Program.

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Drive Slowly

Please drive slowly while visiting the Farmstead. Children, pets and many other precious folks use the drive, so please observe the 10 MPH speed limit. Thank you!

Friends of the Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead Inc.