Tuesday, April 23, 2024

New exhibit: "Morven Revealed"




Morven Revealed: Untold Stories from New Jersey's Most 


WHEN: On view April 26, 2024 through March 2, 2025
WHERE: 55 Stockton Street, Princeton

What do George Washington, Grace Kelly, and Buzz Aldrin have in common? They were all guests at Morven, a home that has played a role in the history of New Jersey and the nation for more than 200 years. Opening on April 26, 2024, Morven Revealed will shed light on lesser known stories of this historic home and its residents.

As we celebrate our twentieth anniversary as a museum, we take this opportunity to dig into our collections and commemorate Morven's unique past. What do we uncover when we consider the everyday moments that made Morven a home for over two hundred years? By showing rarely exhibited objects and newly discovered photographs, the museum’s second floor galleries will take a thematic look at subjects recognizable to many American families: childhood, hosting guests, pets, fashion, and more.

Visit the exhibition to find out what it was like to be a child in a bustling historic home. How did different residents celebrate holidays? What were the names of the dogs and cats that lived at Morven? What did Morven look like when the Governors called it home?