morven plantsJuly 4th, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

55 Stockton Street, Princeton

PHOTO: Herbs played an important role in early-American domestic life.

PRINCETON, NJ - Every year, in honor of Independence Day, Morven hosts a FREE event to celebrate our American heritage at the home-turned-museum of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Fun for the whole family! Free and open to the public. No registration required.

PHOTO: Stacy Flora Roth gives a presentation on Revolutionary Tea

FEATURING:

– Live bluegrass music on Morven’s front porch
– Refreshments byOink & Moo BBQ, New Jersey’s premier BBQ food truck
– An opportunity for children of all ages to “sign” the Declaration of Independence
– A dramatic presentation by Stacy Flora Roth, on Revolutionary Tea! Why was tea so important in the lives of 18th century people that fashion-conscious families posed for portraits with their tea sets? Did Great Britain lose her American Colonies over “the cup that cheers?” Find out in this unusual costumed presentation of tea lore, history, songs, poetry, living history display and demonstration.
– Meet “Benjamin Franklin” as he strolls through Morven’s gardens visiting with July Jubilee guests.
– A celebration of ART: Visitors will be invited to sit down and draw inspiration from Morven’s current chairmaking exhibition. Every visitor will have the opportunity to create his/her own chalk or oil pastel rendering of a chair guided by artist and Arts Council of Princeton instructor Libby Ramage.
– Various demonstrations of early-American domestic life including ice-cream making, bread baking, papermaking, music, gunsmithing and more with plenty of opportunities for guest participation!

PARKING AND WEATHER:

– Guests are invited to use the Princeton Theological Seminary or Monument Hall parking lots, or can park on the street. There will be no parking at Morven as so many children will be on the grounds.

– This event is SHINE only (due to the outdoor activities, it will be cancelled if there is prolonged rain).

For more information visit www.morven.org or call 609-924-8144 x 113

Photo credits: Morven