Wednesday, July 4, 12 noon – 3:00 p.m.
Every year, in honor of Independence Day, Morven hosts a FREE event to celebrate our American heritage at the home-turned-museum of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Fun for the whole family! No registration required.
OUR 2018 CELEBRATION INCLUDES:
Meet & Greet with George Washington & Annis Boudinot Stockton
“Ten Things You Should Know About George Washington and Ten Things You Should Not Know About George Washington” will be performed by costumed reenactor William Agress
“Annis Boudinot Stockton – her life, loves, and times” will be performed by costumed reenactor Alisa Dupuy
Sign the Declaration of Independence
An opportunity for children of all ages to “sign” the Declaration of Independence
Demonstrations of Early American Domestic Arts
Learn about and participate in various activities from early American domestic life portrayed by more than a dozen professional reenactors including: blacksmith (new this year!) , ice cream maker, papermaker, soldier’s life, children’s games, braided cordmaking with a lucet, spinning, botanical printmaking, music, gunsmithing and more!
“Revolutionary Tea” program with display and songs performed by Stacy Flora Roth
Why was tea so important in the lives of 18th century people that fashion-conscious families posed for portraits with their tea sets? Did Great Britain lose her American Colonies over “the cup that cheers?” Find out in this unusual costumed presentation of tea lore, history, songs, poetry, living history display and demonstration.
Create Parade Flags & Pinwheels with Arts Council of Princeton
The Arts Council’s Amy Kisby will work with children of all ages to create flags and pinwheels to wave during our 4th of July Parade march to America’s birthday cake presentation!
Live Bluegrass Music
Bring chairs and a blanket and enjoy music by Ocean Country Band on Morven’s front porch
Refreshments by Tower Dogs, Nina’s Waffles, and Tico’s Eatery & Juice Bar
PARKING AND WEATHER:
Parking: Guests are invited to use the Princeton Theological Seminary or Monument Hall parking lots, or can park on the street. There will be no parking at Morven since so many children will be on the grounds.
Weather: This event is SHINE only (due to the outdoor activities, it will be cancelled if there is prolonged rain). Check back here or on our facebook for updates concerning the weather!