Morven’s July 4th Jubilee Offers Free Family Fun

Every year, in honor of Independence Day, Morven Museum and Garden at 55 Stockton Street hosts a free event celebrating America’s heritage at the home-turned-museum of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

This year, the free event will take place Saturday, July 4, from noon to 3 p.m. No registration is necessary.

Visitors will enjoy fun for the whole family with live bluegrass music on the front porch; refreshments by Oink & Moo BBQ; and an opportunity for children of all ages to “sign” the Declaration of Independence.

Stacy Flora Roth will deliver a costumed presentation of tea lore, history, songs, poetry, living history display and demonstration, “Revolutionary Tea!” with an explanation of the importance of tea in the 18th century, when fashion-conscious families posed for portraits with their tea sets. If you’ve wondered whether Britain really lost her American Colonies over “the cup that cheers,” now is your time to find out.

“Benjamin Franklin” will be strolling through Morven’s gardens and in a celebration of art, visitors will be invited to sit down and draw inspiration from Morven’s current chairmaking exhibition.

   Every visitor will have the opportunity to create his/her own chalk or oil pastel rendering of a chair guided by artist and Arts Council of Princeton instructor Libby Ramage.

There will also be various demonstrations of early-American domestic life including ice-cream making, bread baking, papermaking, music, gunsmithing and more, with plenty of opportunities for guest participation.

Visitors are invited to use the Princeton Theological Seminary or Monument Hall parking lots, or park on the street as there will be no parking at Morven because of the many children who are expected to be on the grounds.

This event will take place weather permitting only. It will be cancelled if there is prolonged rain.

For more information visit www.morven.org or call 609-924-8144 or visit www.morven.org.