Join Us – Open House Supports History Weekend

Only a few times a year do you get the chance to see this historic gem during it’s restoration.


Saturday & Sunday, October 10 – 11, 2009 

History Weekend at KMSAs part of Somerset County’s Journey through the Past, the KMS farmstead and arts center will be open to the public Saturday and Sunday, October 10-11, 2009

Saturday: 10:30 -5:00pm
Sunday: 12-5:00pm

Come Join us for a open house at the KMS Artscenter

Come Join us for a open house at the KMS Artscenter


  • There will be guided tours of the Historic Farmhouse and English Barn and exhibits of Revolutionary War-era artifacts and historic farm tools throughout the weekend. 
  • The Girl Scouts will lead fun activities for the kids, including art projects and games from the Colonial times.
  •  On Sunday from 1 – 3 , come meet “Reverend Kennedy”  and others from the history of the Farmstead, who will  be dressed for the occasion and ready to guide you through a typical day  on the Farm during the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. 
  • Also on Sunday from 1 – 3, Troubador Bill Ward will stroll the grounds singing songs from the 1800’s and 1900’s.

For additional information and details, please contact:

908-696-0906 / Kathleen Kleiber

For a complete listing of all tour stops for the Journey Through the Past – Click Here or paste

About the KMS Artscenter

The Kennedy-Martin-Stelle Farmstead sits on a pastoral setting along the Passaic River and is an important historic site dating to the Revolutionary War. Its four historic structures are currently in the process of being restored for fine and performing arts, for community events and for interpretive historic exhibits and education.

The structures consist of an 18th century farmhouse, a circa 1800 wagon house, a mid-to late 18th century barn, and a number of 19th century outbuildings. The farmhouse, wagon house and English barn are significant early examples of English and modified Dutch framing techniques, as well as for their association with the Reverend Samuel Kennedy, a distinguished local minister and educator; and Colonel Ephraim Martin, a Revolutionary War hero and New Jersey Legislator.

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