“Taking Sides in Revolutionary New Jersey” with Maxine Lurie
On Thursday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m., join historian Maxine Lurie at Morven Museum & Garden for an evening exploring her new book, Taking Sides in Revolutionary New Jersey: Caught in the Crossfire. The talk will include a book signing with Lurie and her book will be available for purchase on site.
The event is hybrid (both live and online). Doors open for the in-person event at 6 p.m. in the Stockton Education Center at Morven. The virtual waiting room opens at 6 p.m. and a live Q&A (both in person and virtual) will take place after the event.
During the American Revolution, New Jersey experienced eight long years of living in an active war zone. Some residents took sides, varying from “Loyalist” to “Patriot,” while many others were caught in a dangerous middle ground. Richard Stockton and others in Princeton’s community were no exception.
In her book, Taking Sides in Revolutionary New Jersey, Lurie explores the stories of New Jersey’s diverse communities struggling to survive and navigate the conflict. Lurie will share these stories and more to expand the public’s knowledge on the role and livelihood of Revolutionary Princeton and the Stocktons.
Lurie is a retired professor of history from Seton Hall University who has concentrated on early American history and the history of New Jersey. She has worked with other scholars on The Encyclopedia of New Jersey, Mapping New Jersey, Envisioning New Jersey, and more.
Admission for this event is $10 for in person ($5 for Morven members) and $5 for virtual.
Purchase at https://bit.ly/3IwZmaf.
Morven Museum & Garden is located at 55 Stockton Street in Princeton.