The Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Association (formerly known as Friends of the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage) is a private non-profit group that supports the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage, two historic sites in Somerville, NJ owned and operated by the State of New Jersey. The Wallace House served as General Washington's Headquarters during the winter of 1778-1779. This winter has been called The Forgotten Cantonment.
There is little that is more important for an American citizen to know than the history and traditions of his country. Without such knowledge, he stands uncertain and defenseless before the world, knowing neither where he has come from nor where he is going. With such knowledge, he is no longer alone but draws a strength far greater than his own from the cumulative experience of the past and accumulative vision of the future. Excerpt from John Kennedy's (1962) essay "On History"