Morven Museum & Garden

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events at Morven

To register for programs, click the associated links or call our shop during open hours, Wednesday - Sunday from 10:00 am. - 4:00 p.m. at 609.924.8144 ext. 103

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New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra Salon: Homage

Saturday, March 30 at 3:00 p.m.
Free to the Public

Morven welcomes the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra for a Salon afternoon featuring a musical mix of contemporary and traditional classical works reflecting, or honoring, earlier compositions.  This first-time chamber orchestra event in Morven’s Stockton Education Center provides an intimate, informal Salon tradition of music, conversation, and light refreshments.


Girl Scouts Badge Workshops

Upcoming Workshops:

Saturday, April 6: Scribe Girl Scout Badge Workshop - Juniors
Saturday, April 6: Gardener Girl Scout Badge - Juniors
Saturday, April 6: Flowers Girl Scout Badge Workshop - Juniors
Saturday, September 14: Bugs Girl Scout Badge Workshop - Brownies
Saturday, September 14: Scribe Girl Scout Badge Workshop - Juniors
Saturday, September 14: Flowers Girl Scout Badge Workshop - Juniors


Rago Valuation Days at Morven Museum & Garden

Tuesday, April 9
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Unused heirlooms are a source of financing for vacations, tuition or more, better jewelry. Why not discover what the jewelry you’ll never wear or the fine and decorative art you’ll never display is truly worth? Katherine Van Dell, Director of the Jewelry Department; Sebastian Clarke, Director of Estate Services, specializing in Furnishings and Decorative Arts; and Mike Byers, Fine Art Specialist host free valuations at Morven Museum & Garden on select Tuesdays.

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Tea/Tour/Talk- Garden Winners: Vegetable and Flower Recommendations from Morven's Horticulturist Pam Ruch

Wednesday April 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets for talk only $10; Free for Friends of Morven
Tea/Tour/Talk: $27; $18 for Friends of Morven

On April 10 Pam shares her current list of “winners” vegetables and flowers that local gardeners should plan on enjoying this year. Illustrated lecture followed by Q&A. Ticket includes admission to Museum galleries Wednesday, April 10.

ARCHITECTURAL Drawing and Painting class

Thursdays, April 11 - May 16, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$220; $195 for members of either Morven or Arts Council of Princeton

Join local artist and published illustrator Barbara DiLorenzo on a guided exploration of Morven interiors and exteriors. Explore the historical architecture of this Princeton landmark using a variety of media.

Image Credit:  Master of the Ruptured Word , 2015. Gary Erbe. Oil on canvas. Gerald Peters Gallery, NYC.

Image Credit: Master of the Ruptured Word, 2015. Gary Erbe. Oil on canvas. Gerald Peters Gallery, NYC.


Illustrated lecture with trompe l’oeil artist Gary Erbe

Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 p.m.
$15; $10 Friends of Morven

Join us for an entertaining illustrated lecture by renowned trompe l’oeil artist Gary Erbe, Q&A, and book signing.

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Plein Air Painting in the Gardens

Wednesdays, May 8 - June 12 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$215; $190 for members of ACP and Friends of Morven

Participants will discover the quality of natural light (and how it changes during the session), explore how color can define forms, learn how to represent natural colors, and experiment with brush strokes and creating textures.  Instruction is geared toward beginning/intermediate skill levels but all levels welcome.


Victorian Pressed Flower Workshop

Saturday, May 18 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 27 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

$25; $15 for members of Morven

Spend an afternoon as Victorian women, such as Harriet Stockton might have, and create pressed flower art surrounded by historic garden with Morven’s Curator of Education Debra Lampert-Rudman.


Peony Extravaganza: Botanical Illustration Workshop in Morven’s Gardens with NYBG’s Robin Jess

Thursday, May 30 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$65; $50 Friends of Morven

Morven is delighted to welcome Robin A. Jess, former Executive Director of the American Society of Botanical Artists and Coordinator of The New York Botanical Garden’s Botanical Art and Illustration Program, for a day-long workshop filled with the scent and color of Morven’s historic peonies.


Peony Tea Party

Tuesday, June 4 at 2:00 p.m.
$35; $25 for Friends of Morven

Celebrate Morven's glorious garden and historic peonies with an afternoon of flowers, food, and fun. Enjoy a catered afternoon tea, garden walk and brief talk by Morven’s Horticulturist Pam Ruch exploring “peony myths” while sporting your favorite garden party finery, if you so choose.


Tour Morven’s Reimagined Historic Gardens

Fridays starting June 7 at 11:00 a.m.
$10; Free for Friends of Morven

Enjoy a 45-minute tour of what's in bloom in Morven’s  reimagined gardens! Garden guides will share how the house and gardens evolved under each family that resided at Morven.


Talking Baseball with Bob Ryan & Art Shamsky moderated by Bill Glovin

Thursday, June 13, 7:30 p.m.
Doors open 7:00 p.m.
$20; $15 for members

‘69 Mets World Series winning baseball star Art Shamsky and ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters” celebrity journalist Bob Ryan share professional baseball highlights and insights with noted New Jersey sportswriter Bill Glovin.

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Inside Early New Jersey Base Ball with historian John Zinn

Saturday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Doors open 1:30 p.m.
$15; $10 for members

Discussion and Q&A with vintage baseball historian and co-curator of Morven’s base ball exhibition. Museum galleries open before and until 4:00 p.m. following program.


Vintage Base Ball Movie /Game Weekend

Movie: Friday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m., Doors open 6:00 p.m.
$15 per family; $10 for member families
Families can 2 adults and all children under 18 from the same household

Vintage Base Ball Game: Saturday, June 22 at 12:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

Join us for a special weekend celebrating Morven’s exhibition From the Cradle to the Major Leagues: New Jersey Base Ball 1855 – 1915.  


Tea/TOur/Talk: The Stocktons and the War at the Jersey Shore

Wednesday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets for talk only $10; Free for Friends of Morven
Tea/Tour/Talk: $27; $18 for Friends of Morven

Morven Docent Joe Wroblewski presents a closer look at one of Richard Stockton’s most debated decisions of the Revolutionary War: heading east to Freehold, NJ when the British were approaching Princeton.


Twilight Walking Tours

Last Thursday of each: June 27 through September 27 at 7:00 p.m.
$10; Free for Friends of Morven

Travel throughout the grounds surrounding the museum exploring Morven's architecture, garden, outbuildings, old and new, to view Morven in a new light.

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What Does it Mean to be an American? A Community Conversation

Friday, July 12 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Morven is honored to collaborate with the National Writing Project at Rider University for a screening of the film American Creed and a community conversation on what it means to be an American.  

View of Morven from the Southwest , signed W. L., dated 1840. Historical Society of Princeton.

View of Morven from the Southwest, signed W. L., dated 1840. Historical Society of Princeton.


Tea/Tour/and Curator Talk on Annis Boudinot Stockton

Wednesday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets for talk only $10; Free for Friends of Morven
Tea/Tour/Talk: $27; $18 for Friends of Morven

Morven’s Curator of Exhibitions and Collections Elizabeth Allan shares insights into one of Morven’s first residents, and one of America’s first female published poets, Annis Boudinot Stockton, celebrating her birthday (July 1, 1736)  in this lively afternoon illustrated lecture and Q&A. Ticket include same day admission into the museum.


Camp Morven

Now in it’s second year, Morven partners with the Art Council of Princeton to present four weeks of Summer Camp in August. Below find a list of Camps available this summer at Morven:

  • Teen Arts Studio: Botanical Art and Architecture (ages 13 - 16)

  • Art of Nature (ages 5 - 9)

  • Art of Sports (ages 5 - 9)

  • Encampment: The Art of the American Revolution (ages 5 - 9)