November 22, 2017

Morven Seeks Stories, Artifacts From Community

As Morven Museum and Garden prepares to reinstall its permanent collection galleries for the first time since it opened 2004, the museum is seeking to capture oral histories and anecdotes from former residents, guests, employees, and the community. Part of this effort is to accurately reflect that the nationally registered historic landmark was more than a single family household and encompassed many people in its daily operations.

According to Jill Barry, Morven’s executive director, “We have been collecting oral histories and anecdotes from former residents and guests and suspect that there are more people out there with wonderful information we want to document. As time passes, we risk losing these valuable stories that will enhance our visitor’s imagination about what it was like to live or work here when Morven was a private residence.”

If you have stories, photographs, and memorabilia from the time of Robert Wood Johnson (1928-1944) or the Governor’s Era at Morven (1945-1982), Morven wants to hear from you. Contact them at (609) 924-8144 or email