July 17, 2019

Morven Museum & Garden Experienced Record-Setting Attendance This Year

To the Editor:

The numbers are in! This year, Morven Museum & Garden experienced record-setting attendance. Thanks to your support over the past fiscal year, Morven welcomed 18,288 attendees and 2,400 guests to this year’s 4th of July Jubilee.

This year has been full of changes and growth. Last June, we opened the Stockton Education Center, hosting many classes and events in this large open space. In August, we opened our new permanent collection, the reimagining of our first floor exhibition, Historic Morven: A Window into America’s Past. Pairing with it, we hosted New Jersey’s first ever Slave Dwelling Project, bringing together historians and the public to discuss the history of enslaved peoples at historic sites like Morven. Our winter show, Masters of Illusion: The Legacy of John F. Peto, presented a new look at trompe l’oeil art in New Jersey and welcomed many school and art groups. Our current special exhibit, New Jersey Baseball: From the Cradle to the Major Leagues, 1855-1915 looks at New Jersey’s place in the early history of baseball.

We held many events and classes: pressed flower workshops, tea and tour programs, story time for children ages 3-6, and classes and events held in collaboration with the Arts Council of Princeton, Historical Society of Princeton, Princeton Public Library, New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, and other community partners. Countless other lectures, tours and programs have taken place over the past year, and we appreciated your attendance at all of them. 

We look forward to welcoming everyone to many other events.

Jill Barry
Executive Director