Friday, July 1, 2011

Fourth of July at Morven

On Monday, July 4, from noon to 3 pm, Morven Museum & Garden will host its annual July 4th Jubilee, a patriotic event for children and adults. The museum occupies Morven, the former New Jersey Governor's Mansion and 18th century home of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The entire family can celebrate Independence Day and learn about the patriots who had close ties to Morven.

Visitors are invited to participate in colonial life activities, sign the Declaration of Independence and meet George Washington. A dramatic presentation will celebrate the women of the American Revolution. Live music will be presented by the Rock River Gypsies, a bluegrass, rock and jazz band from Charlottesville, Virginia. Summer refreshments will be served on the front lawn. Admission is free.

Also, Morven's newest exhibit is The Stars and Stripes: Fabric of the American Spirit, which runs from July 1 through October 30. The admission fee for the exhibit is $6, $5 for seniors and students. There is free on-site parking available. For other parking options in the area, visit Princeton Parking. Morven is located at 55 Stockton Street in Princeton. Click here for directions.