“Meet Mrs. Stockton” at Rockingham Historic Site
While Rockingham State Historic Site’s historic house is closed during renovations, the Dutch barn will be open and staffed most Sunday afternoons (and some Saturday afternoons, too) into the summer and will be where visitors can enjoy some special programming, as well.
On Saturday, June 10 at 1:30 pm, Alisa Dupuy of The Ladies of History will be presenting a first-person portrayal of Annis Stockton. This program will be held in the Dutch barn on the property.
Annis Boudinot Stockton was the wife of Richard Stockton, signer of the Declaration of Independence for New Jersey and owner of Morven in Princeton; the sister of Elias Boudinot, president of the Confederation Congress, while they were at Princeton in 1783; and an accomplished poetess. During the Revolutionary War and after, she wrote several poems about Washington and she and the Washingtons became friends, most likely exchanging visits while they were staying at Rockingham in 1783.
The event, sponsored by the Rockingham Association, is free, but donations to Rockingham are welcome. The Museum Store will be open and light refreshments will be available after the program. Registration is required (but free) at rockingham.eventbrite.com.
Rockingham is located on Route 603 (Laurel Avenue/Kingston-Rocky Hill Road), one mile north of Route 27 in Kingston and one mile south of Route 518 in Rocky Hill. Visit rockingham.net for more information.