Membership and How To Help

Your support is very important to The Meadows Foundation!  The Meadows Foundation is open to all, and operates to preserve historic buildings and grounds for public use.  The properties that have been restored represent over 300 years of American history.  The Meadows does not own the houses or the land, but  works very hard to preserve them for you, your family, and future generations.  There are several ways you can help – see below.

Become a Member

Become a member of The Meadows Foundation and help keep history alive

Your support is very important to The Meadows Foundation!  The organization is open to EVEYONE (kids, too!), and operates to preserve historic buildings, grounds and programming for the public. The four properties stewarded by The Meadows Foundation represent almost a thousand years of American history! Many of these historic houses existed before the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Families who left their homelands for a new beginning lived in them. 

The all-volunteer Board of Directors of The Meadows works very hard to protect them for you, your family and future generations.  This is your opportunity to support the heritage and traditions that laid the groundwork for a new nation.  Your membership entitles you to certain privileges, such as advance notice of events (so you can get tickets before events sell out), participation in drawings, invitation to members-only events, and discounts on events that have attendance fees.

The membership dues are nominal (and tax deductible), but we appreciate all of our members.  Current fees are:  Students/Seniors = $10, Individual = $15, Couple/Family = $20, Organization = $35, and Patron Level = $_____ (up to you).  Simply print, fill out and mail the form: Meadows membership form 2024 or use this QR code for a digital form:


Dan Hetherington
Phillip & Laurie Kramer
Susan London
Linda Lowerre
Aneta Nowak
Theresa Thorsen
Jill Wodnick


Save a Unique Piece of Our Heritage

We have more early Dutch houses here in central New Jersey than are in the whole city of New York. We need your help in the preservation, restoration, and programming of these unique 18th & 19th century Dutch sites. The Meadows Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization and your contributions are tax-deductible.  We are a completely volunteer-staffed organization, so 100% of your donation goes to restoration, maintenance and programming.

Send checks payable to:  The Meadows Foundation, P.O. Box 6321, Somerset, NJ 08875-6321, or click the donation link: 

THANK YOU sincerely for choosing to support The Meadows Foundation!



You can volunteer to help restore or maintain a house, participate in an event, educate a youngster, or become a docent to give tours. Maybe you prefer to concentrate on one event per year, such as the countywide “Weekend Journey Through the Past” or our annual Sinterklaas celebration. Some of you are historians, teachers craftsman, actors, re-enactors, accountants, gardeners, social media fans, party planners or skilled in another way that could benefit the organization.

The Meadows Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit, and therefore any hours spent helping us counts towards community service hours.  We welcome all types of people and any way in which you can participate.  You do not need to be a member to volunteer – just email us at, and we will be happy to chat with you.

We Want to Hear From You


This is your opportunity to support our unique Dutch heritage and traditions that laid the groundwork for a new nation. Some of these historic houses have existed before the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. They were lived in by families who left their homelands for a new beginning.  Thank you for your interest in the Meadows Foundation – we appreciate you!