Morven to Commemorate the Unveiling of the Princeton Battle Monument

 
Unveiling of the Princeton Battle Monument, 1922.
Unveiling of the Princeton Battle Monument, 1922.
PRINCETON, N.J. - May 27, 2022 - PRLog -- Morven Museum & Garden will be hosting a commemoration in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the unveiling and dedication of the Princeton Battle Monument on Thurs, June 9 at 11 a.m. Present and speaking at this event will be Morven's Board Chair Liza Morehouse, Morven's Executive Director Jill Barry, Princeton Mayor Mark Freda, Princeton Battlefield Society President Mike Russell, President of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New Jersey Ben Strong, and more.

Guest presenters will then walk to Morven's front porch for a photo opportunity, recreating the image taken in 1922 during the celebratory luncheon following the original dedication where President Harding was in attendance.  Light refreshments will be served in Morven's courtyard.

Additionally, the flag that was used to unveil the monument, and hasn't been viewed for 100 years, will be on display at Morven's Stockton Education Center for two days only on Weds, June 8 and Thurs, June 9 during Museum hours. On loan from the Historical Society of Princeton, the flag is 10 feet by 19 feet, and was originally donated by Bayard Stockton, Morven resident and key member of the Princeton Battlefield Society. Also on view will be a historic slide show about how the monument came to be, as well as special ephemera provided by the Historical Society of Princeton in the Museum. Visitors can view the flag with the purchase of Museum admission, free for Morven members.

Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton St, Princeton, NJ is open Weds through Sun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Morven Museum & Garden is supported by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the American Rescue Plan Act. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this press release do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

ABOUT MORVEN MUSEUM & GARDEN


Most historic sites celebrate one notable resident, Morven is unique in that it was home to many remarkable people. Built in the 1750s and home to one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, Morven was home to five generations of Stocktons, then Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. before becoming  New Jersey's first Governor's Mansion and home to five New Jersey governors, their families and staffs; witnessing nearly 300 years of history. Morven is located at 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ and is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The gardens are open daily until dusk.

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