Morven Museum & Garden

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events at Morven


To register for programs, click the associated links or call our shop during open hours, Wednesday - Sunday from 10:00 am. - 4:00 p.m. at 609.924.8144 ext. 103


 

Committed to Memory: A Day with Dr. Cheryl Finley

Wednesday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m. for talk
$10; Free for Friends of Morven
Tea/Tour/Talk: $27; $18 for Friends of Morven

6:30 p.m., doors open 6:00 p.m. for evening lecture
$20; $15 for Friends of Morven

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


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Painting Apples: Botanical Illustration Workshop with Robin Jess Celebrating Morven’s Legacy Fruit

Thursday, October 24 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$65; $50 for Friends of Morven

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.


 

Harvest Festival: Celebrating Apples, Richard “the Duke” Stockton’s Cider, and Morven’s Heritage Cooks

Saturday, October 26 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public


The day’s activities include costumed reenactors and hands-on demonstrations, including cider making, distilling, and cooking. There will be pickling, preserving and sweetmeats demos. Foodways to America and the important role of enslaved people in bringing new foods to this country will be recognized.


 

Historic Knitting Workshop with Callie Lasch

Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$45; $30 for Friends of Morven

Inspired by the image of “Maggi knitting” in Morven’s Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. gallery, Callie Lasch, Founder of the Center for Knit & Crochet, has developed a day-long workshop including highlighted museum tour, lecture, and “making” experience focused on a knitting and crochet project to be donated to a local Veteran’s Hospital in honor of Veterans’ Day, along with a take-home item.


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New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra Salon: Mythos

Sunday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m.
$10; Free for Friends of Morven
Series $25; Free for Friends of Morven

The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra musicians present “Mythos”, a three-part series of string quartets pieces inspired by ancient myths and legends in Morven’s Stockton Education Center.  Short works are mixed  lively and informative discussions with NBCO Artistic Director Mark Hyczko and his musicians.


 
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Rago Valuation Days at Morven Museum & Garden

Tuesday, November 12 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Unused heirlooms are a source of financing for vacations, tuition or more, better jewelry. Why not discover what the jewelry you’ll never wear is truly worth? Lauren Della-Croce, Specialist in Rago's Fine Jewelry department, will be at Morven Museum and Garden on October 8 from 10am to 3pm to share her expertise. She will be joined by Mick Byers who will offer appraisals of fine art. Valuations are free. Call for a scheduled appointment from 10am-1pm or, if you prefer, drop by between 1pm-3pm when no appointment is necessary.


Barbara Oberg, Dr. Martha King, and Annis Stockton: Women in the American Revolution: Gender, Politics, and the Domestic World

Sunday, November 13
6:30 p.m, doors open at 6:00
$10; free for Friends of Morven

Join us to find out from the editor and an author of an essay on Morven’s Annis Boudinot Stockton in the recently released Women in the American Revolution: Gender, Politics, and the Domestic World Editor Barbara B. Oberg, Senior Research Scholar in the Department of History at Princeton University, will provide insights into the book’s creation as well as how the essays enrich our understanding of women in the Revolution beyond traditional narratives.  Dr. Martha King, Senior Editor, Papers of Thomas Jefferson at  Princeton University Library, will give  a short talk on Annis Boudinot Stockton, based on her essay in the book. The book’s essays focus on individuals (Sarah Bache, Phillis Wheatley) as well as the impact of war on social or commercial interactions between men and women.


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Roosevelt String Band Concert: The Pete Seeger Songbook

Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m.
$10; Free for Friends of Morven

New Jersey’s Roosevelt String Band presents “The Pete Seeger Songbook," songs that Pete Seeger wrote and recorded, including "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", "Turn, Turn Turn," "We Shall Overcome,": and many more.


 

Gingerbread House Workshops

Saturday, December 7
3 Sessions Available:
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for kids and families
7:00 p.m. for adults

$35 per house; $25 for members

Enjoy a new tradition by creating a gingerbread holiday house to take home. Constructed gingerbread house and candy decorations provided, as well as holiday background films and music; hot cocoa and cookies provided for family sessions.


 

The Gift of Art: Robin Jess Botanical Illustration Workshop

Tuesday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$65; $50 for Friends of Morven

Create a small vignette painting of a wintry floral posy including holly, ivy, and mistletoe with NY Botanical Garden’s Robin Jess. Using classic botanical art watercolor techniques, create a noteworthy holiday decoration for your home or as a special gift.


Elizabeth Myrtetus with Teresa Cahill (standing) and Eileen Cahill (sitting) at Morven during Christmas time , 1970-1974. Collection of Mary Elizabeth Cahill

Elizabeth Myrtetus with Teresa Cahill (standing) and Eileen Cahill (sitting) at Morven during Christmas time, 1970-1974. Collection of Mary Elizabeth Cahill

 

Holiday Tea Party with the Governors’ Girls

Thursday, December 12 at 1:00 p.m.
$45; $35 for Friends of Morven

Join us for an entertaining afternoon with some of the “Governors’ Girls”, daughters of New Jersey Governors Hughes and Cahill. Put on your white cotton gloves, or holiday attire, and enjoy a lively discussion and four -course tea catered by Perfect Blend followed by a tour of Morven’s Festival of Trees - a splendid holiday afternoon.


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Pajama Storytime with Gennady Spirin & Mrs. Claus

Friday, December 20 at 6:00 p.m. with a viewing of the Festival of Trees from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
$30; $25 members - tickets include one book

At 5:30 p.m. stroll across the lawn to Morven’s Stockton Education Center for a new family tradition: snack and holiday stories, music, and sing-a-long with Mrs. Claus. Award-winning illustrator Gennady Spirin will be on hand for a book signing following the reading and sing-a-long. Bring your favorite blanket for this special holiday event.