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September 2019

Tour Morven’s Reimagined Historic Gardens

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019

Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$10

Enjoy a 45-minute tour of what's in bloom in Morven’s reimagined gardens. Guides will share how the house and gardens evolved under each family that resided at Morven. Beginning with Annis Boudinot Stockton (18th century), Harriet Potter Stockton (19th century), and Helen Hamilton Stockton (20th century), based upon writings and journals of these women, followed by Robert Wood Johnson Jr. and Governor Walter Edge, the house and garden evolved to reflect the taste of the time. This year’s demonstration garden…

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Victorian Pressed Flower Workshop

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$15 – $25

Spend an afternoon as Victorian women, such as Harriet Stockton might have, and create pressed flower art surrounded by historic garden with Morven’s Curator of Education Debra Lampert-Rudman. Learn the “love language” of flowers, enjoy an illustrated powerpoint on this Victorian art, and create artwork of your own special design suitable for framing. All flowers, materials, and art instruction provided. No previous experience required and space is limited, ages 12 and up. Ticket price includes museum admission.

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A Conversation with Paul Lansky

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Join Interactive Multimedia professor Teresa Nakra and Sarnoff Collection curator Florencia Pierri in a conversation with composer Paul Lansky as he looks back on his genre-defining career in musical composition, and how 20th century technical innovations from New Jersey lead to a profusion of creativity in computer-generated and electronic music. September 25th, Noon to 1:30 p.m. TCNJ Education Building, Room 115 Reception to follow at the Sarnoff Collection This talk is held in conjunction with the Sarnoff Collection’s exhibit In…

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Radical Nonfiction Film Series Kick-Off Screening of Robert Greene’s “Bisbee ’17”

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Free

The film follows several members of the close-knit community in Bisbee, Arizona as they try to reckon with their town’s darkest hour. In 1917, nearly 2,000 immigrant miners, on strike for better wages and safer working conditions, were violently rounded up by their armed neighbors, herded onto cattle cars, shipped to the middle of the New Mexican desert, and left to die. Followed by clips from some of Greene’s other films and a conversation with Greene and Vox critic Alissa…

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October 2019

Bill Flemer Talks About History of Princeton Nurseries

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kingston Firehouse, 8 Heathcote Road
Kingston, NJ 08528 United States
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Free

In 1913, William Flemer Sr. bought three farms in Kingston to expand his Springfield, NJ nursery. From that beginning, Princeton Nurseries grew to become one of the world's largest and most respected producers of ornamental plants. Four generations of the Flemer family, together with many of their Kingston neighbors, lived and worked there. At the Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands annual meeting, William (Bill) Flemer IV will tell the story, with pictures, of the people and the land that make…

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Historical Talk: The Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mercer County Library Hopewell Branch, 245 Pennington-Titusville Rd
Pennington, 08534 United States
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Railroad historian John Kilbride will tell the story of the building of the Transcontinental Railroad and its impact on life in America for the 150th anniversary of the project. Come to hear great stories about railroad travel in the USA! Registration requested.

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