Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Fourth of July at Morven

On Thursday, 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, join in singing colonial songs and ballads, sign the Declaration of Independence and meet George Washington as he shares personal letters from the American RevolutionLive music will be presented by the Riverside Bluegrass Band and refreshments will be served by Oink and Moo BBQ. Admission to the July 4th Jubiliee is free. 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.

Also, Morven's newest exhibit is Coastal Impression: Painters of the Jersey Shore, 1880–1940, which runs through September 29, 2013. The admission fee for the exhibit is $6, $5 for seniors and students. Here's a short documentary, Painters of the Jersey Shore, by producer Susan Wallner, who visits the exhibition at Morven to see the paintings by early Jersey Shore Impressionists and those who followed them.