Monday, August 9, 2021

Morven Museum & Garden Announces Call for New Jersey Clocks

New Jersey’s early Tall Case clocks of particular interest

Research is underway at Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, for an exhibition slated for 2023 on New Jersey clocks, Executive Director Jill Barry said recently.  

Morven is interested to know of any tall case clocks made in the state during the 18th and early-19th century as well as any artifacts and ephemera related to New Jersey clockmakers.

Please contact Elizabeth Allan, Deputy Director & Curator at or by phone at (609) 924-8144 ext. 102 with any information. Additional information may be found at


A National Historic Landmark, Morven is unique in that it was home to many remarkable people. For nearly 300 years Morven has played a role in the history of New Jersey and the nation. Originally part of a 5,500-acre tract purchased from William Penn in 1701 by the Stockton family, it is the home of Richard Stockton, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, and is the only home of a New Jersey signer which is highly interpreted and open regularly to the public. 

As well as serving as a Stockton homestead for several generations into the 20th century, and home to generations of enslaved men and women, Morven was home to the families and household staff of Robert Wood Johnson, Jr., and five New Jersey Governors through 1982 as New Jersey’s first Governor’s Mansion. 

Morven Museum & Garden showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Garden State through regular exhibitions, educational programs and special events.  Situated on five pristine acres in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey, Morven is located at 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, and is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Historic gardens are open daily until dusk. 

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(Image: Tall case clock Paterson, NJ, c. 1815. Isaac Schoonmaker. Private Collection.)