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Historical Lectures and More at Morven this September

By: PRLog

PRINCETON, N.J. - Aug. 15, 2022 - PRLog -- Morven Museum & Garden is starting off the fall with a number of historically important programs. First, flag historian and collector J. Richard Pierce will join us on Sun, Sept 11 at 2 p.m. with a special program 9/11 Day of Remembrance: The History of the American Flag. Pierce will discuss the evolution of the flag from its beginning until present day and speak to the many meanings the flag holds for generations of Americans. Doors open for this free in-person event at 1:30 p.m. in the Stockton Education Center. Tickets to visit the museum and the Ma Bell: The Mother of Invention in New Jersey exhibition can be purchased in the museum shop or online.

Morven will host its second Naturalization Ceremony on Tues, Sept 20 at 10 a.m., in the museum's Stockton Education Center. Princeton area residents who have recently completed the process to become American citizens and their loved ones will participate in the ceremony followed by a group photo opportunity in commemoration, and free access to view the museum. While this is a private event, media is invited.

On Thurs, Sept 22 at 6:30 p.m., join local Historian Linda Barth for The Garden State: Where Ideas Grow. At this hybrid event, Barth will explore groundbreaking, useful, fun, and even silly inventions and their New Jersey roots, such as: Bubble Wrap®, the boardwalk, the Band-Aid®, and even professional baseball. In-person tickets are $10 General Admission, $5 for Morven Members. Virtual tickets are $5 General Admission, free for Morven Members. The museum will be open from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. where in-person guests may view Morven's current Ma Bell exhibition. Q&A for both live and virtual attendees will follow the lecture. A Zoom link will be shared with virtual ticket holders the day of the event, and a recording will be provided following the program.

Come to Morven's Pool House for the rescheduled Musical Evening with the Ragtime Relics on Weds, Sept 28 at 6:30 p.m. The Ragtime Relics perform vintage American music that spans genres and decades - featuring some of the most memorable songs from the early 20th Century. Tickets are $15 General Admission, $10 for Morven Members. Bring your own blanket or chair and picnic dinner.

Lastly, there are still Buy-A-Spot options available for two Morven in May auction offerings. First, on Thurs, Sept 1 at 5 p.m. join the intimate celebration of Hopewell's harvest at the historic Van Dyke Farm with Grazin' in the Garden, and on Sat, Sept 24 at 2 p.m., celebrate the end of summer with an Afternoon Tea at Boxwood Cottage. Limited availability, reserve your spot before they're gone!

Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Funding for the Ma Bell exhibition has been provided in part by AT&T Services Inc., The Hess Foundation, Liza and Schuyler Morehouse, The Astle-Alpaugh Family Foundation, Richard Lounsbery Foundation, Lisa and Michael Ullmann, Fulton Bank, and Church & Dwight Co., Inc.


Most historic sites celebrate one notable resident. Morven is unique in that it was home to many remarkable people. Built in the 1750s and home to one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, Morven was home to five generations of Stocktons, then Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. before becoming New Jersey's first Governor's Mansion and home to five New Jersey governors, their families and staffs, witnessing nearly 300 years of history. Morven is located at 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ and is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The gardens are open daily until dusk.

Follow Morven on social media:
Instagram: @morvenmuseum
Twitter: @MorvenMuseum
TikTok: @MorvenMuseum

Grant Jacoby

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