Morven Museum & Garden

Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events at Morven

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Inside Peto’s World: An Evening with John F. Peto Museum Curator Harry Bower

Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m.
$15; $10 for members

Explore life inside John F. Peto’s Studio with Peto Museum’s Curator Harry Bower.


Politics behind the Painting: Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence

Saturday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m.
$10; Free for members

Local historian John Baxter presents thought-provoking research regarding Richard Stockton and his portrayal in John Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence.


Grand Homes & Gardens Series 2019

Morven’s Grand Homes & Gardens Distinguished Speakers Series, to be held in Morven's Stockton Education Center’s Gathering Space in February and March 2019, expands on Morven’s history as a grand home with centuries of impressive gardens. Please join us for evenings with these highly regarded speakers, including

  • Kate Markert, Executive Director of Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden, Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Washington, DC residence

  • Bill Thomas, Executive Director of Chanticleer Garden, Adolph and Christine Rosengarten’s family retreat

  • Beth Allan, Morven Museum & Garden’s Curator of the Collections and Exhibitions and Pam Ruch, Morven’s Horticulturist

  • Gary Lawrance, co-author of Houses of the Hamptons 1880-1930


Children’s Art Afternoons At Morven Museum & Garden

Wednesdays, February 6 through March 13, 2019 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
$135; $110 for members of either Morven or Arts Council of Princeton
Ages 5 to 9

Dive deep into Morven’s history through this 6-week class with Arts Council of Princeton’s Veronica Olivares. Focus on crafts and art forms created during the Revolutionary War era!

Architectural Drawing & Painting for Adults at Morven

Thursdays, February 7 through March 14, 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.


Victorian Pressed Flower Workshop

Saturday, February 9 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$25; $15 for members of Morven

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


Tea, Tour, and Talk: NJ’s Glamorous Governor Robert B. Meyner

Wednesday, February 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Museum Tour available at 11:00 a.m. or Noon
Tea at 1:00 p.m., Additional fee and pre-registration required for Tea
Talk at 2:00 p.m. $10; Free for members of Morven
$10; Free for members of Morven

Morven Docent Dr. Joe Wroblewski presents a closer look at one of Morven’s residents who rose to national prominence during his two terms as Governor in the 1950's and early 60's.


Rago Valuation Days at Morven Museum & Garden

Tuesdays, February 12, March 12, and 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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Trompe l'oeil One-Day Workshop with Lisa Walsh

Saturday, February 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$65; $55 for members of either Morven or Arts Council of Princeton

Explore the art of trompe l’oeil with professional muralist and trompe l’oeil artist Lisa Walsh.