Tuesday, October 8, 2019

October Events at Morven Museum & Garden

WHERE: Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, New Jersey

History, Tragedy, and Comedy: The Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field

WHEN: Thursday, October 10, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open 6:00 p.m.
ADMISSION:
$15; $10 for Friends of Morven. Ticket includes same-day museum admission. The museum galleries will be open from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
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Baseball historian John Zinn brings little-known baseball lore to light (what were they ‘dodging’ in Brooklyn?) expanding on details featured in Morven’s exhibition. Mr. Zinn’s book available for purchase and signing separately following discussion.

Committed to Memory: A Day with Dr. Cheryl Finley

WHEN: Wednesday, October 16, at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. for talk
ADMISSION:
$10; Free for Friends of Morven. Tea/Tour/Talk: $27; $18 for Friends of Morven. Museum Tour available at 11:00 a.m. or Noon

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EVENING TALK: 6:30 p.m., doors open 6:00 p.m. for evening lecture
ADMISSION: $20; $15 for Friends of Morven. Light refreshments will be provided.

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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. Due to anticipated interest, Dr. Finley will be providing an illustrated lecture at 2:00 p.m. Tea/Tour/Talk and 6:30 p.m. with book signing. Light refreshments will be provided at the evening lecture.

Additional support for Dr. Finley’s program is provided in part by the Historical Society of Princeton

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

WHEN: Thursday, October 24, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ADMISSION:
$65; $50 Friends of Morven. Materials fee payable to instructor $10.00 check. Participants should bring lunch. Ticket price includes same-day Museum admission.
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Register early for what’s certain to be a sell out event. 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, both basic to classical botanical art. Botanical artist Robin Jess will provide ample demonstrations and personal attention. All skill levels are invited. 

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

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The museum will be open and free to the public from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
ADMISSION:
Free and Open to the Public
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Richard “The Duke” Stockton, (1790-1837) wrote proudly of his “cider as fine as wine.” This October, Morven celebrates its second generation of Stocktons with a free family day highlighting Morven’s apple orchards, heritage cooks, and harvest time activities popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

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. Families will enjoy live period music and try the dances of the time. Take-home crafts for all ages include making corn husk dolls and printing with apples.

Halloween Storytime: Trick Or Treat At Morven

WHEN: Thursday, October 31, at 11:00 a.m.
ADMISSION:
$10 for two adults with up to 3 children; Free with Morven’s Family Membership. Ticket price includes admission into the museum.
Ages 3 to 6
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Join us on Halloween for a special reading of The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree, a popular 1970’s children’s book when Morven was the NJ Governor’s mansion. Create a take-home craft in honor of Morven’s historic trees; every child will receive a Halloween treat.