Morven Museum & Garden

The Age of Sail: A New Jersey Collection


The Age of Sail: A New Jersey Collection

November 15, 2013 – March 23, 2014

Exhibit Sponsors:

Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty
Glenmede Trust
Jack-Morton Exhibits
Pheasant Hill Foundation
PNC Wealth Management
Saul Ewing, LLP
New Jersey Historical Commission


Morven Museum & Garden is proud to present the first public appearance of this unmatched collection of New Jersey maritime artifacts and art assembled by New Jersey collector Richard Updike. This exhibit, featuring over 100 objects, explores the history of American shipbuilding, sail-making, naval warfare, shipwrecks and rescue. This exhibition also reveals the daily life of American sailors with a never-before-seen collection of American sea chests. Views of New Jersey maritime history will also be displayed including engravings and paintings by George Essig, Frederick Schiller Cozzens, and Gerard Rutgers Hardenberg.