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: June 14

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.

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Inside Early New Jersey BaseBall with historian John Zinn

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

Join us for a discussion and Q&A with John Zinn, baseball historian and guest curator of Morven’s baseball exhibition. Mr. Zinn will discuss the early days of organized baseball and how New Jersey became a cradle of what would soon become the national pastime.  


Summer Landscape Painting at Morven with Charles Viera

Tuesdays, June 18 through July 23, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Morven and its historic gardens are enticing subjects for Charles Viera’s 6-week workshop which includes demonstrations, group and individual critiques. Open to students of all levels working in all media.

** SOLD OUT **


BaseBall Movie night & vintage Game Weekend

Movie: Friday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m., Doors open 6:30 p.m.
$15 per family; $10 for member families
Families can be 2 adults and all children under 18 from the same household

Vintage Baseball Game: Saturday, June 22 at 11:00 a.m.
Free and Open to the Public

Join us for a special weekend celebrating Morven’s exhibition New Jersey Baseball: From the Cradle to the Major Leagues, 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 month: June 27 through September 26 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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Drawing the Garden at Morven Museum & Garden

Wednesdays, July 10 through July 31, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

$170; $145 for members of either ACP or Morven Museum & Garden

Learn to draw herbs, flowers, and trees in Morven’s beautiful gardens with artist instructor Dressler Smith. Students at all skill levels will enjoy this four-week mini-course starting with introductory pencil drawing and ending with methods to add color.

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

Friday, July 12 from 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public (space limited)

Morven is honored to collaborate with the National Writing Project and 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 Deputy Director and Curator 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.


Victorian Pressed Flower Workshop

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.


The Color Line on the Baseball Diamond

Thursday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:00 p.m.
$10; Free for Friends of Morven

Join historian and film producer Dr. Lawrence Hogan, Negro league’s last team Captain of the Kansas City Monarchs and All Star James Robinson, and poet Kevin Kane for a multifaceted presentation on the complex relationships in “Blackball” during America’s era of segregation.


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)

  • Art of Nature (ages 5 - 9)

  • Art of Sports (ages 5 - 9)

  • Encampment: 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.


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

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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.