Morven Museum & Garden's Spring Programs Fill Quickly

Programs ranging from New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra Salon through a talk on proven garden winners, day-long Girl Scout badge workshops, and a gallery walk with renowned trompe l'oeil artist Gary Erbe are just some of Morven Museum & Garden's early spring highlights.
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New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra at Morven March 30 for Free Salon
New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra at Morven March 30 for Free Salon
PRINCETON, N.J. - March 13, 2019 - PRLog -- -  On the heels of its standing-room-only Grand Homes & Gardens Distinguished Speakers Series, Morven is gearing up for its exciting spring programming.

 "Guests got out of the winter doldrums at our series of lectures ranging from Hillwood to Chanticleer to the Hamptons," Morven Executive Director Jill Barry noted recently.  "Tickets sold quickly and plans are already underway for our 2020 Distinguished Speakers series. The balance of March and April are equally exciting at Morven, The Healing Garden: 18th century herb workshop with Historical Interpreter Virginia Kopacki, sold out nearly as soon as tickets went on sale."


On Saturday, March 30 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Morven welcomes the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra for a Salon afternoon featuring a musical mix of contemporary and traditional classical works presented by Artistic Director Mark Hyczko. This event is free and open to the public.


On Saturday, April 6, Morven is hosting three Junior Girl Scout badge workshops. Scribe badge with Morven's Curator of Education from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Gardener badge from 11 to 1 and Flowers badge from 2 to 4 with Morven's Horticulturist Louise Senior.  Registration is through the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern NJ at

An April 10 illustrated lecture at 2:00 p.m. features Morven's Horticulturist Pam Ruch sharing her current list of winning vegetables and flowers to grow this year.  Ticket price is $10 and free for Friends of Morven and includes entrance to the museum.

 Beginning Thursday, April 11 through May 16, at 10:00 a.m. in a collaboration with the Arts Council of Princeton, local artist and published illustrator Barbara DiLorenzo leads a guided exploration of Morven interiors and exteriors using a variety of media.  For additional details and to register for this drawing and painting class, email

  Renowned trompe l'oeil artist Gary Erbe brings his outstanding illustrated lecture to Morven on Saturday April 13 at 2:00 p.m.  Copies of his collectible book FOOTPRINTS: THE ART AND LIFE OF GARY ERBE will be available for purchase and signing following the lecture.

     For our youngest patrons, Morven offers monthly storytimes featuring topics relevant to Morven's and New Jersey's history.  On Thursday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m. children will create a multicolored paper handprint wreath following the reading of Breanna J. McDaniel's picture book Hands Up! which recasts a charged phrase as part of a black girl's everyday life.

  Additional details on all programs may be found at or by emailing or calling 609-924-8144 ext 103.  Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ,  is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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