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Commemoration of the Unveiling of the Princeton Battle Monument
Jun 9, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Morven Museum & Garden will be hosting a commemoration in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the unveiling and dedication of the Princeton Battle Monument, an installation made possible by Helen and Bayard Stockton, residents of Morven at the time. Come hear distinguished speakers such as Princeton Mayor Mark Freda, Battlefield Society President Mike Russell, President of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New Jersey Ben Strong, and more.
The original flag from the 1922 unveiling will be on view in Morven’s Stockton Education Center during Museum hours on Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9. On loan from the Historical Society of Princeton, the flag is 10 feet by 19 feet, and will be seen for the first time in 100 years,
Also on view will be a historic slide show where visitors can learn how the monument came to be, as well as special ephemera provided by the Historical Society of Princeton in an exhibition in the Museum, the latter of which can be seen through January 2023.
Visitors can view the flag with the purchase of Museum admission, or for free for Morven members.
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