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Morven Announces Groundbreaking Ceremony for Future Education Center

The trustees of Morven Museum and Garden have approved a new building that was 10 years in the making called the Stockton Education Center.

The building, designed by GWWO Architects of Baltimore, will include program space, a dedicated classroom, new offices, storage space and more. GWWO’s other projects include the Interpretive Center at George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Virginia, the Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine Visitor Center, and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center.

“The Board of Trustees has been examining its site needs for over a decade,” said Robert Wilson, chair of the board. “With greater space, we can fulfill our mission by providing more robust programming on-site, sharing the remarkable history of Morven and its inhabitants, and celebrating the cultural heritage of New Jersey while accommodating much needed expanded back-of-house space to make these goals possible.”

C. Raymond Davis, with offices in Princeton, has been chosen as the general contractor for the year-long project. Construction is slated to begin in early March. A groundbreaking ceremony is planned at Morven for Thursday, Jan. 5, at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend the ceremony.

Photo: Watercolor rendering of the inside of the Stockton Education Center. Mark Schreiber, artist.
Photo: Watercolor rendering of the Stockton Education Center on the Morven grounds. Mark Schreiber, artist.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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