Morven Museum & Garden

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Juried craft exhibition and plant sale celebrates spring at Princeton’s historic Morven Museum

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Promotional value expires May 3, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Operates in all weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $12 for single-day craft tent admission for two at Morven in May on May 2 or 3 ($20 value)
  • $24 for single-day craft tent admission for four at Morven in May on May 2 or 3 ($40 value)

Morven in May takes place from May 2-3 at Princeton’s historic Morven Museum. Thirty-five fine craft artists from across the United States participate in the juried exhibition, with pieces in mediums ranging from glass and ceramics to baskets and wearable fiber. In addition to scoping out the artists in the Great Lawn’s craft tent, guests can also purchase their wares. The event also includes a plant sale featuring greenery, flowers, and carefully selected heirloom plants.

Although not included in this Groupon, Morven in May opens with a members-only preview sale and garden party on the evening of Friday, May 1.

Morven Museum & Garden

In 1754, Richard Stockton, a leading attorney who would go on to be a signer of the Declaration of Independence, acquired land on his grandfather's 5,500-acre tract to build a home. The house later traded hands among Stockton family members until the 20th century, when it served as the state's first Governor's Mansion, eventually housing five governors.

Since its restoration and conversion into the Morven Museum & Garden in 2004, galleries on two floors of the dwelling have housed permanent and temporary exhibitions relating to New Jersey history and culture, as well as the Morven property, now a National Historic Landmark. As guests wander the museum’s halls, Stockton family portraiture and decorative art speaks of past eras while contemporary art and photographs keep visitors grounded in the present day. Meanwhile, 5 more acres outside host a massive garden that includes a recreation of Morven's old Colonial Revival¬–style blooming garden and its charismatic, singing Venus flytrap.

Customer Reviews

Amazing historical site.
Edith T. · March 26, 2016
Fascinating exhibit on Lindbergh.
Silvia A. · March 12, 2016
Wow, learned a lot. History is fascinating! Chair exhibit was amazing.
Karen P. · March 12, 2016

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