Morven Museum & Garden

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THE MUSEUM

A National Historic Landmark, Morven is situated on five pristine acres in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey. The home of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and former New Jersey Governor’s Mansion, Morven showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Garden State through regular exhibitions, educational programs and special events.

The mission of Historic Morven, Inc. is to preserve the National Historic Landmark known as Morven by operating it as a museum and public garden that educates diverse audiences and showcases its rich history and the cultural heritage of New Jersey.

 
 

 

What’s Happening at Morven


Committed to Memory: A Day with Dr. Cheryl Finley

Morven is honored to welcome Dr. Cheryl Finley of Cornell University back to Princeton to share her extraordinary work and book Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon. The day’s events provide an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations surrounding the 400th anniversary of the first documentation of enslaved Africans having landed in North America.


PAINTING APPLES: BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP WITH ROBIN JESS CELEBRATING MORVEN’S LEGACY FRUIT

In the 18th century, apple orchards were the pride and joy of the Stockton family at Morven. To honor that legacy, workshop participants will draw and paint apples with branches and fall leaves. The contrasting textures will provide many opportunities for learning wet on wet watercolor as well as drybrush techniques.


DREAMING OF UTOPIA: ROOSEVELT, NEW JERSEY

This November, Morven will open its newest exhibition Dreaming of Utopia: Roosevelt, New Jersey.  The first of its kind, this show will examine the history of Roosevelt, from its early days as an antidote to the Great Depression to a twenty-first century arts community. 

 
Morven's Center Hall, 1957. Morven Archive, courtesy of the New Jersey State Archives, Department of State.

Morven's Center Hall, 1957. Morven Archive, courtesy of the New Jersey State Archives, Department of State.

 
Richard Speedy

Richard Speedy

 
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HOURS OF OPERATION

Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tours of the first floor are given on the hour at 11 a.m., 12 noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The second floor is self-guided. 

 
 
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THE GARDEN

Explore historic gardens from the 18th and 19th centuries, including a Colonial Revival Garden and our Kitchen Garden.

 
 

 
Morven Portico, c. 1957. Morven Archive, courtesy of New Jersey State Archives, Department of State.

Morven Portico, c. 1957. Morven Archive, courtesy of New Jersey State Archives, Department of State.

 

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