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


Tour Morven’s Reimagined Historic Gardens

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

Next Garden Tour: August 30

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.


Free Open Studio: Twilight Plein Air Painting

Wednesdays, August 7 through 28 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Free - Limited to 10 artists per evening

Capture the changing light as dusk falls over New Jersey’s most historic home. Morven’s facade, architectural details, and historic gardens make wonderful subjects.


Twilight Walking Tours

Last Thursday of each month: June 27 through September 26 at 7:00 p.m.
$10; Free for Friends of Morven

Next Twilight Tour: August 29

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


Camp Morven

Now in it’s second year, Morven partners with the Arts 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)

  • Take Me Out to the Ballgame! (ages 5 - 9)

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


Baseball’s Outsiders: Race and Gender in the Early Years

Saturday, September 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Doors open 1:30 p.m.
$15; $10 for Friends of Morven

In the 1890’s daring “bloomer girls” played baseball while the National Association of Base Ball Players rejected African Americans from playing in their leagues despite more than 200 black teams formed around the country after the Civil War. Join Dr. Leslie Heaphy for an enlightening afternoon highlighting both women’s baseball before 1915 and 19th century black baseball in New Jersey.


The “Not So Secret Garden” with the Cotsen Children’s Library

Saturday, September 7 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Morven Museum & Garden and the Cotsen Children’s Library are partnering to host activities, games, and take-home crafts galore, all related to the beauty of the botanical realm.


Rago Valuation Days at Morven Museum & Garden

Tuesdays, September 10, October 8, and November 12 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Katherine Van Dell, Director of the Jewelry Department; Sebastian Clarke, Director of Estate Services, specializing in Furnishings and Decorative Arts; and Mick Byers, Fine Art Specialist host free valuations at Morven Museum & Garden on select Tuesdays.


Girl Scouts Badge Workshops

Upcoming Workshops:

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


Smithsonian Museum Day: Baroque Music & Victorian Flowers at Morven

Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Morven is participating in Smithsonian Magazine’s national Museum Day, offering free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders. The days events include free admission to Morven, Victorian Pressed Flower Workshop, and concert performance by “Generations Baroque Ensemble”.


Tea/Tour/ & Take a Walk to Celebrate Richard Stockton’s 289th birthday

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

Celebrate Richard Stockton’s birthday with an enlightening walking tour through the Mercer Hill neighborhood featuring Stockton family landmarks with Wiebke Martens and Jennifer Jang, authors of Discovering Princeton: A Photographic Guide with Five Walking Tours. The authors have designed this special tour on Princeton’s rise and the Stockton family’s legacy just for Morven.

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

Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:00 p.m.
$15; $10 for Friends of Morven

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

Wednesday, October 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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

6:30 p.m., doors open 6:00 p.m. for evening lecture
$20; $15 for Friends of Morven

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


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

Thursday, October 24 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$65; $50 for Friends of Morven

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.


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

Saturday, October 26 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

The day’s activities include costumed reenactors and hands-on demonstrations, including cider making, distilling, and cooking. There will be pickling, preserving and sweetmeats samplings from the kitchen garden. Foodways to America and the important role of enslaved people in bringing new foods to this country will be recognized.


Historic Knitting Workshop with Callie Lasch

Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$45; $30 for Friends of Morven

Inspired by the image of “Maggi knitting” in Morven’s Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. gallery, Callie Lasch, Founder of the Center for Knit & Crochet, has developed a day-long workshop including highlighted museum tour, lecture, and “making” experience focused on a knitting and crochet project to be donated to a local Veteran’s Hospital in honor of Veterans’ Day, along with a take-home item.


The Gift of Art: Robin Jess Botanical Illustration Workshop

Tuesday, December 3 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$65; $50 for Friends of Morven

Create a small vignette painting of a wintry floral posy including holly, ivy, and mistletoe with NY Botanical Garden’s Robin Jess. Using classic botanical art watercolor techniques, create a noteworthy holiday decoration for your home or as a special gift.