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The Bacon Brothers, Featuring Kevin Bacon, Historical Society of Princeton’s Updike Farmstead!

05/30/2012

 

The Historical Society of Princeton is pleased to be hosting a new fundraising event on June 9, 2012 to celebrate the opening of its second location, the Updike Farmstead.

A Concert Under the Stars will feature a 90-minute live performance by The Bacon Brothers, the rock/soul band formed in 1995 by actor Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael, an Emmy-winning composer. Their character-driven songs and cool, easy style fit in perfectly with the farm atmosphere. Guests are encouraged to wear blue jeans and boots. Main Street catering has prepared a menu featuring down home cooking and Southern Comfort punch. 

All guests are invited to explore the grounds and tour the recently renovated farmhouse, where the travelling exhibition, The Art of Ellen Axson Wilson: American Impressionist is on view. Organized by the Woodrow Wilson House, the show features landscape paintings by the first Mrs. Wilson, several of which were painted during the time she lived in Princeton.

A Concert Under the Stars celebrates the generosity of the wider Princeton community in supporting the Historical Society’s efforts to create this new backyard for Princeton. Tickets start at $200, and event net proceeds go to support the Society’s programs.

“This ‘grand’ opening is a way to thank our supporters with a wonderful outdoor concert, said Erin Dougherty, Executive Director. Our Farmstead is truly “Princeton’s backyard,” and what better way to celebrate among friends than with great music and food, under the stars!”

The Society is very pleased to announce high level corporate sponsorship for the event from Baxter Construction and Idis. "We are deeply gratified by the financial support of these companies. Their sponsorship is both an endorsement of our mission and a symbol of their own civic-mindedness," said the Society’s Board President, Scott Sipprelle. 

The Updike Farmstead opened to the public in 2011. The site includes a renovated late 18th/early 19th century farmhouse, a large barn and several outbuildings on six acres of beautiful, historic grounds. 

Adds Dougherty, “We are proud to be the caretaker of this community space with enduring power to educate and inspire.”

For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.princetonhistory.org, or call (609) 921-6748 x105.

 

ABOUT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PRINCETON - The Historical Society of Princeton, founded in 1938, is a museum and library dedicated to interpreting the history of Princeton, New Jersey. The programs, lectures, exhibitions, and events of the Historical Society of Princeton are presented at our two facilities: Bainbridge House and the Updike Farmstead. The Farmstead includes a recently renovated late 18th/early 19th century farmhouse and 6 acres of land. Visit us at princetonhistory.org.

 

Valid from 05/30/2012 to 06/10/2012

Historical Society of Princeton Announces 2013 Concert Under the Stars Featuring The Marshall Tucker Band June 15

05/26/2013

Mark your calendars for an exciting event at Updike Farmstead! Our 2013 Concert Under the Stars will feature a live performance by The Marshall Tucker Band. Great food, beautiful site, and fabulous music under the stars - don’t miss it!

The Marshall Tucker Band was formed in 1971, with a style combining rock, country, and jazz influences. They found significant success in the ‘70s, with most of their albums going gold. They have continued to write, record, tour, and entertain crowds around the world ever since. In 2012, Ultimate Classic Rock named their hit song “Can’t You See” the greatest Southern rock song ever recorded. Join us as this iconic Southern rock band creates the perfect night under the stars.

Photos from our 2012 Concert:
Updike Farmstead

All tickets include valet parking, dinner, drinks, and admission to the concert. Regular Tickets are $150. Stargazer level tickets are $350, and include first-out, on-site self-parking as well as a $200 tax deductible amount. Or, Bring Your Friends at a discounted price of $1000 for a group of 8! Click here to order your tickets online now. You can also purchase tickets by phone (609.921.6748 x105) or at our Bainbridge House museum, 158 Nassau Street, Wednesdays through Sundays, 12 noon - 4 pm.

Please contact Jennie Floyd at jennie@princetonhistory.org or 609.921.6748 x106 if you are interested in sponsoring this event.

Valid from 05/26/2013 to 06/16/2013

Fall Events at the Historical Society of Princeton

09/09/2015

Fall is the perfect time for a walking tour of beautiful and historic Princeton! The Historical Society is pleased to offer a variety of programs for visitors and residents alike. In addition to the Classic Princeton History tour every Sunday at 2 PM, the popular Princeton University Architecture Tour will be held on September 19th and enlightening Early Life of Woodrow Wilson on October 10. Both special tours start at 10 AM. Tickets can be purchased online at www.HSPwalkingtours.eventbrite.com.
 

On Saturday, October 3, at Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, members of the Princeton Photography Club will be on site to capture the brilliant autumn landscape. In addition, at 1:30 PM, the group will present the latest in a photo series entitled, “Through the Lens: The World Around Us.” Two photographers will showcase a body of work, providing a glimpse of the world not always obvious or accessible. Viewers will connect with a place or theme through the power of images.  

 

Hillsborough’s Diana Frost will present “Papua, New Guinea — The Land That Time Forgot” at 1:30, followed by Princeton’s Judith Keneman showcasing “Four Seasons at Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge” at 2:00.

 

The museum and grounds are open from 12 to 4 PM. Visitors are welcome to bring cameras and pack a picnic lunch. A box lunch is available for $12, payable at the door, but reservations are needed; please e-mail ppcphotoclub@gmail.com.

 

The Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) is thrilled to make the Updike Farmstead its permanent headquarters, beginning in January 2016. Purchased by the Society in 2004, the Farmstead is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places and lies within the Princeton Battlefield/Stony Brook Historic District. As the Society departs Bainbridge House, friends and supporters are invited to visit the museum at 158 Nassau Street for a final time before October 4th. Built in 1766, Bainbridge House is one of the area’s finest surviving examples of Georgian architecture, and was the location of the Princeton Public Library from 1910 to 1967. As a proud tenant since 1967, the Society is grateful to Princeton University for having had the opportunity to occupy such an important historic building. Please plan a visit now. Wednesday-Sunday, 12-4 PM. $4 Admission.

 

For questions, contact Eve Mandel, Director of Programs and Visitor Services, at (609) 921-6748 x102 or eve@princetonhistory.org.

Valid from 09/09/2015 to 10/31/2015

Historical Society of Princeton Announces History Detectives Book Club for Children 9-12

02/28/2012

HISTORY DETECTIVES BOOK CLUB

Children ages 9-12 are invited to become members of HSP’s History Detectives Book Club! During four fun weeks, we will read George Washington’s Socks, by Elvira Woodruff, and learn about life during the Revolutionary War through writing projects, hands-on crafts and more.

Wednesdays:  March 7, March 14, March 21, and March 28

4 – 5:30 pm

Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, Princeton

Cost:  $60/child; $50/Members. Registration is recommended as space is limited. E-mail eve@princetonhistory.org or call (609) 921-6748, x102.

 

Valid from 02/28/2012 to 03/08/2012

Historical Society of Princeton Hosts Fun Family Events at Updike Farmstead

03/28/2011

 

Meet Me at the Farmstead
 

March 22, 2011, Princeton, New Jersey - When you want something new, fun, and educational for the whole family, think of Updike Farmstead!  Every first Saturday and third Wednesday of every month from now until December, the Historical Society of Princeton welcomes the community to slow down, enjoy the natural environment of the farm, and connect with loved ones and make new friendships.  Starting Saturday, April 2, 2011, and Wednesday, April 20, we welcome the community to spend the day at Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, Princeton.  There will be an assortment of educational yet fun activities for everyone:  tours of the farmhouse, live music, presentations by artisans, naturalists, and farmers, historic games with sweet treats, scavenger hunts and a variety of arts and crafts for all ages.  On Wednesdays, there will be the additional story hour for preschoolers.
 
On April 2, the following special events are planned:
 
                10:30 – A capella performance by Cloud Nine from Princeton High School
                11:00 – “Talk to Your Farmer” presentation – chance to chat with folks who grow our favorite local foods
                12:00 – Live fiddle music
                  1:00  - Natural Egg-Dyeing with Pam Newitt
                  1:30 – Growing Your Own Vegetables, gardening workshop with Judith Robinson
 
Cost:      $5/person (ages 3 or older)
                $8 for 2 people
                $10 for 3 people
                $15 for group of 4 or more
                FREE for HSP members
Additional material fees will apply for Natural Egg-Dyeing ($1/person) and Growing Your Own Vegetables ($5/person)
 
For more information, please call 609-921-6748 x100 or email Jeanette@princetonhistory.org.
 
ABOUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PRINCETON - The Historical Society of Princeton, founded in 1938, is a museum and library dedicated to interpreting the history of Princeton, New Jersey.  The programs, lectures, exhibitions, and events of the Historical Society of Princeton are presented at our two facilities:  Bainbridge House and the Updike Farmstead, a historic farmhouse that has been transformed into a permanent educational facility and community-based cultural center.  Visit us at princetonhistory.org.

Valid from 03/28/2011 to 06/01/2011

October Events at Historical Society of Princeton

09/01/2011

What: Harvest Festival at the Farmstead

When: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, Princeton, NJ

 

Bring the whole family to the historic Updike Farmstead for arts and crafts, music and more!

 

From 12-2 PM, watch ordinary pumpkins transformed into amazing art!  Ashley and Steve Campbell will showcase and demonstrate how they create their unique, self-made designs.

 

Admission is $ 5/person (ages 3 or older), $ 8/for 2, $10/for 3, $15/for 4 and FREE for HSP Members.

 

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What: Halloween Extravaganza at the Farmstead

When: Saturday, October 29 2011, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where: Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, Princeton, NJ

 

 

 

Come on down to the Farmstead for some early Halloween fun, including pumpkin painting, games, and more!

 

 

From 12-2 PM, learn cookie decorating 'tricks' to make some Halloween 'treats!"  2 Moms & a Mixer will be on hand to teach all goblins and ghouls how to decorate whimsical--and all natural--Halloween sugar cookies with royal icing.  Spider webs, ghosts, pumpkins and bats--oh my! 

 

Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

 

Admission is $ 5/person (ages 3 or older), $ 8/for 2, $10/for 3, $15/for 4 and FREE for HSP Members.

 

 

For more information about our programs, please call 609.921.6748 x100 or visit us at www.princetonhistory.org.

 

ABOUT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PRINCETON - The Historical Society of Princeton, founded in 1938, is a museum and library dedicated to interpreting the history of Princeton, New Jersey. The programs, lectures, exhibitions, and events of the Historical Society of Princeton are presented at our two facilities: Bainbridge House and the Updike Farmstead. The Farmstead includes a recently renovated late 18th/early 19th century farmhouse and 6 acres of land. Visit us at princetonhistory.org.

 

Valid from 09/01/2011 to 10/30/2011

Historical Society of Princeton Announces Monthly Family Wednesday Walks Program Beginning May 6

04/29/2015

May 6, 2015

10:00 AM

May 6- Memorials-Visit the tributes to war veterans and famous Princetonites.

June 3-Sculptures-Experience a variety of outdoor works of art on and off campus.

July 1-Independence-Stops will focus on Princeton’s role in the American Revolution.

August 5-Lions and Tigers, Oh My! Be on the lookout for these fierce creatures around town and campus.

September 2-Back to School-Learn more about Princeton University!

October 7- Gargoyles and Grotesques-Look up to discover a variety of these stone creatures.

Website: www.princetonhistory.org/programs-events/child-family-programs.cfm

Location: Historical Society of Princeton Bainbridge House

Prices: $7 nonmembers; $5 members; children in strollers are free.

Age: All Ages

Registration: Not Required. For more information, please call (609) 921-6748 x 102 or email eve@princetonhistory.org.

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Valid from 04/29/2015 to 10/09/2015

Early Explorers Program Offered by Historical Society of Princeton in April

03/28/2012

EARLY EXPLORERS

 

Date: Four Thursdays: April 5, April 12, April 19 and April 26
Time:
 10 – 11 am
Location:
 Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road

Preschoolers (ages 3-5) will enjoy our newest program, which explores history, nature, art and science.

Each week will feature story time, a guided walk and art project. Cost: $35/child (for the series), $30/Members.

Individual sessions are $10, space permitting. Registration is recommended. 

For more information, or to register, e-mail eve@princetonhistory.org or call 609.921.6748, x102.

Valid from 03/28/2012 to 04/27/2012

The Arts Council of Princeton, Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum, the Historical Society of Princeton and the Tikkun Olam Committee of Congregation Beth Chaim Offer Afternoon of Art Activities Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

01/11/2010

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life, vision and invaluable contributions to the nation, these four community organizations are partnering to bring Dr. King’s ideals to life and into the community for an afternoon of creative learning, artistic expressions and fun for children and tweens! This open house program will run between 2 and 5 pm on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 18, at the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, home of the Arts Council of Princeton, located at 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. This is the second year that a tolerance-related program has been offered to families on Martin Luther King Day by Kidsbridge and the Arts Council of Princeton.

 

The afternoon will feature an assortment of creative and thought- provoking hands-on art workshops and collaborative projects, great for both elementary and middle school students, inspired by Dr. King’s words and inspirational messages.

 

Kidsbridge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to tolerance and the awareness and appreciation of diversity, encourages the students, families and educators of the greater Mercer County region to understand and celebrate the strengths and opportunities that are inherent in the diverse, mosaic cultures of our community and our world. 

 

Kidsbridge features the Tolerance Museum, located on the campus of The College of New Jersey, a hands-on interactive learning lab environment that encourages youth to explore issues of character education and diversity appreciation.  Through interactive kiosks, games, simulations, puppet shows and small group discussions, college students partner with elementary and middle school children-- creating an atmosphere where kids feel comfortable to share memories of being bullied, being excluded, or being ridiculed or teased.  Together they are challenged to contemplate solutions for prejudice, name-calling, peer pressure, discrimination, apathy, powerlessness, negative stereotypes and bullying.

Valid from 01/11/2010 to 01/19/2010

Historical Society of Princeton Announces The History Detectives Book Club for 4th and 5th Graders

01/05/2011

The History Detectives Book Club
 
We’ll spend 4 cozy Saturday afternoons at the Updike Farmstead, reading a work of historical fiction together and learning about exciting events in history!  The program is a four-part series to be held on the following Saturdays:  Jan 22, Jan 29, Feb 5, and Feb 12 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm.  This program is ideal for children ages 9 – 11 (4th and 5th graders only, please).  The cost is $60/child (4 sessions); $50/HSP members
 
Updike Farm is located at 354 Quaker Road, Princeton (the white house with the paved driveway next to the Friends School).  Registration is required and the club is limited to 12 children.  For more information or to register, please call 609.921.6748 x100 or email Jeanette@princetonhistory.org.  Please visit us at www.princetonhistory.org. 
 
 

Valid from 01/05/2011 to 02/13/2011

Happy Birthday Albert! Children’s Birthday Celebration at the Historical Society of Princeton March 12 & 13, 2011

02/19/2011

Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13, 2011

10:00 am-11:00 am: Children’s Birthday Celebration at
the Historical Society of Princeton

For children ages 6 and up
Saturday, March 12 or Sunday, March 13
Tickets: $5 child / $4 HSP members
158 Nassau Street, Princeton

HSP will celebrate Albert Einstein’s birthday!!  HSP will have some of Einstein’s puzzle games, memorabilia, photographs, and other personal belongings on view, and kids will learn about Einstein’s scientific discoveries as well as his efforts to fight racism and foster world peace.

Space is limited to 15 children on each day.  Please call 609-921-6748, x100 to reserve a space.
 
 

Valid from 02/19/2011 to 03/14/2011

WAKING UP from Winter - Signs of Spring Workshop, The Historical Society of Princeton

02/25/2011


WAKING UP from Winter

After a long winter, everyone loves to see the first signs of spring – the crocus and daffodils popping, but what are some other signs from nature that Spring is upon us?  Children (3rd-5th graders) are invited to join Interpretative Naturalist Pam Newitt in exploring how plants and animals make the transition from winter to spring.
 
Four Wednesdays:  March 16, March 23, March 30, April 6 - 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Cost:  $60/child; $50/HSP members.  Registration is recommended as space is limited.  Location:  Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road.  Program will take place rain or shine, and children will spend most of their time outdoors, so please dress accordingly!

More info:   roslyn@princetonhistory.org
www.princetonhistory.org
 

Valid from 02/25/2011 to 04/07/2011

Historical Society of Princeton Opens New Exhibit on February 9

02/03/2010

'Stony Brook: Gateway to Princeton,' an exhibition that explores the changing use of land within the Princeton Battlefield, Stony Brook Village historic district, and the surrounding areas in Princeton. The rural landscape remains the same thanks go open space and historic preservation initiatives. Opening reception is Thursday, February 25, 5 to 7 p.m. On view to July 4. Register. Free., www.princetonhistory.org

Valid from 02/03/2010 to 07/05/2010

The Historical Society of Princeton Announces Stephanie Schwartz as new Curator of Collections and Research

09/14/2016

The Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) is pleased to announce the hiring of Stephanie Schwartz as Curator of Collections and Research.

 

Stephanie joined the staff of the Historical Society in June 2012, previously serving as Research Assistant and Admissions Associate. As Curator, Stephanie now oversees all collections management operations at HSP, including maintaining the catalogue and online database, supervising the care and conservation of the collection, and fielding acquisitions in line with HSP's collecting priorities. Stephanie works with the Executive Director to develop museum and travelling exhibitions, and continues to manage HSP's research services and assist with educational programming.

 

"During her time at the Historical Society, Stephanie has delved deeply into HSP's collection to assist hundreds of researchers, scholars, and residents in answering their Princeton history questions," said Executive Director Izzy Kasdin.

"Stephanie will carry her incredibly intimate knowledge of HSP's collection into this new role at the Historical Society. We have big plans for making HSP's extensive collection a more accessible, engaging, and enriching resource for the Princeton community, and we are so thrilled that Stephanie will be applying her expertise to those priorities. She is a keen researcher, a passionate historian, and a superb archivist; she is perfect for the job and will certainly hit the ground running!"

 

Stephanie earned her BA in History and a certificate in Museum Studies at Connecticut College. She recently received her MS in Archives Management from Simmons College. Stephanie has also worked at HBO, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the New Jersey State Archives, and the Mercer County Library System.

Valid from 09/14/2016 to 11/01/2016

Historical Society of Princeton

07/22/2009

Valid from 07/22/2009

The Historical Society of Princeton Celebrates the Lincoln Highway Centennial

04/07/2013

America’s first transcontinental road, the Lincoln Highway, originates in Times Square, New York and terminates in Lincoln Park, San Francisco, traversing across a total of 14 states. The route has become affectionately known as "The Main Street Across America."

Envisioned by Carl Fisher, an Indianapolis Automobile entrepreneur who also developed the idea of the Indianapolis 500, the Lincoln Highway is the largest memorial to President Abraham Lincoln, predating his monument in Washington, D.C. by 9 years. As the first automobile road across America, the Lincoln Highway brought great prosperity to the hundreds of cities, towns and villages along the way.

In Princeton, Nassau Street became a part of the Lincoln Highway when it was established in 1913. In conjunction with its current exhibition, We Princeton: Stories from the Street, the Historical Society of Princeton is honoring the Lincoln Highway Centennial with a musical performance on Friday, April 19 entitled, An American Songline: A Musical Journey Along The Lincoln Highway.

Cecelia Otto, a classically trained singer, composer, educator, writer and self proclaimed “Professional Artistic Journeywoman,” will perform music from the 1910s, 20s and 30s. A mix of folk songs, show tunes, operetta and classical numbers, the program consists of songs either about the Lincoln Highway, or ones once performed at concert halls along the highway in the first decades of its existence.

Music is an integral part of American history and culture, and Ms. Otto hopes to share that history with as many public audiences as possible.

“I named this project American Songline to celebrate the roads that our ‘ancestors’ made and to allow them to live again through music,” says Otto. “I will travel the entire length of the route from New York to California over several months, giving musical performances in every state. I will then not only write about the journey, but also write new music as well. American Songline will thus be both a book and a CD about my journey across the country.”

Her project has been endorsed by the National Lincoln Highway Association. For more information, visit http://americansongline.net

When: Friday, April 19, 5-7 PM

Where: Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton

Cost: Free, donations accepted

 

 

ABOUT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PRINCETON – 2013 marks the 75th anniversary of the Historical Society of Princeton (HSP). Founded in 1938, HSP is a museum and library dedicated to interpreting the history of Princeton, New Jersey. Home to a vast collection of artifacts, manuscripts and photographs, HSP offers a wide array of exhibitions, lectures and public programs each year to schools, adults and families at its two locations, Bainbridge House and the Updike Farmstead. Visit us at www.princetonhistory.org.

 

Valid from 04/07/2013 to 04/20/2013

Updated Hours and Exhibition Listings for the Historical Society of Princeton

12/22/2011

Please update your calendar listings, as our hours at both locations are changing. Thank you, and happy holidays!

Historical Society of Princeton

www.princetonhistory.org

609.921.6748

Bainbridge House

158 Nassau Street, Princeton

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12 to 4 PM

Admission: $4/person; free for HSP members (includes same day admission to Updike Farmstead on Wednesday and Saturday)

On view through August 19, 2012:

Einstein At Home

A special exhibition featuring selected pieces of furniture from the Einstein Collection of the Historical Society of Princeton. Through these rarely–seen objects, visitors have the opportunity to glimpse the personal side of the world famous scientist, Albert Einstein. Photographs and other memorabilia tell the story of Einstein’s life in Princeton, his home from 1933 until his death in 1955.

 

Updike Farmstead

354 Quaker Road, Princeton

Hours, starting February 1: Wednesday and Saturday, 12 to 4 PM

Admission: $4/person; free for HSP members (includes same day admission to Bainbridge House)

Opening February 1:

The Art of First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson: American Impressionist

Organized by the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 150th anniversary of First Lady Ellen Wilson’s birth, this exhibition is the first major retrospective of her works in nearly 20 years. Visitors will see a selection of impressionist landscapes painted by the first Mrs. Wilson during the years 1902-1913. The exhibition will help inaugurate a year-long celebration in Princeton of the centennial anniversary of Woodrow Wilson’s presidential campaign, election and inauguration.

 

 

Eve Mandel

Curator of Education

Historical Society of Princeton

158 Nassau Street

Princeton, NJ  08542

609.921.6748 x102

609.921.6939 (fax)

eve@princetonhistory.org

 

Valid from 12/22/2011 to 02/01/2012

The Historical Society of Princeton Celebrates New Jersey’s 350th!

09/09/2014

On Saturday, September 27, as a part of the Princeton-Area Celebration of NJ’s 350th anniversary, the Historical Society of Princeton is pleased to offer free admission at its two historic sites, Updike Farmstead and Bainbridge House. Both museums will be open from noon to 4 PM.

Featured at both locations is Princeton’s Portrait, a new exhibition celebrating our town through extraordinary, vintage photographs, many never before exhibited. Drawn from the Society’s archives—a visual storehouse of Princeton history—they are an unparalleled view into the past.

At Bainbridge House, located in the heart of Princeton at 158 Nassau Street, the photos feature life in and around town; Nassau Street storeowners display their wares; Princeton University students don costumes for a St. Patrick’s Day parade; Princeton Borough’s first African American police officer, Philip Diggs, poses proudly in uniform. At the Updike Farmstead, situated in the Princeton Battlefield/Stony Brook Settlement Historic District at 354 Quaker Road, different images celebrate the land and a way of life that is largely gone. Farmers toil in the sun; haystacks dot rolling fields; families show off their country homes; a young boy shows off his prized hen.

In addition, at 12 noon, a special program on the Ten Crucial Days will be presented at Updike Farmstead. The events that unfolded in Princeton and Trenton from December 25th, 1776 to January 3rd, 1777 marked the turning point in the American Revolution and played a large role in securing our liberty.

For more information on this event, visit www.princetonhistory.org.

For the Official NJ350 Blog and a listing of programs throughout the state, visit www.officialnj350.com. OfficialNJ350.com is brought to you through a collaborative partnership between Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area and the Historical Commission and generously funded by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

 

 

ABOUT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PRINCETON - 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the incorporation of the Historical Society of Princeton (HSP). Founded in 1938, HSP is a museum and research center dedicated to interpreting the history of Princeton, New Jersey. Home to a vast collection of artifacts, manuscripts and photographs, HSP offers a wide array of exhibitions, lectures and public programs each year to schools, adults and families at its two locations, Bainbridge House and the Updike Farmstead. Visit us at www.princetonhistory.org.

 

Valid from 09/09/2014 to 09/28/2014

The Historical Society of Princeton Opens Exclusive Exhibition on Albert Einstein

02/01/2011

The Historical Society of Princeton Opens Exclusive Exhibition on Albert Einstein
 
PRINCETON, New Jersey, January 31, 2011 – “A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?” – Albert Einstein
 
The Historical Society of Princeton proudly presents an exclusive exhibition, Einstein At Home, featuring family photographs, artwork, special memorabilia, and seventeen select pieces of Albert Einstein’s furniture from the Einstein Collection of the Historical Society of Princeton.  The objects on display include upholstered armchairs, desks, a sideboard, and his victrola.
 
The rarely seen personal items and furnishings offer a glimpse into Einstein’s personal life at his Mercer Street home in Princeton, where he lived from 1933 until his death in 1955.  In addition to the furnishings on display are personal items, such as his pipe, games, and photographs of the scientist at home working at his desk, meeting with notable visitors, playing his violin, and sitting in his favorite chair.  Together the exhibition portrays the personal story of the world-famous scientist and his life as a Princeton citizen.
 
This exhibition runs from February 8, 2011 through January 16, 2012, at Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, open from noon to 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Sunday.  Suggested admission is $4/person; free for HSP members.  For more information, please contact us at 609-921-6748 x100 or visit www.princetonhistory.org.
 
The Historical Society of Princeton receives an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.  This exhibition is generously supported by PNC Bank and PNC Wealth Management and Wilmington Trust.
 
ABOUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PRINCETON - The Historical Society of Princeton, founded in 1938, is a museum and library dedicated to interpreting the history of Princeton, New Jersey.  The programs, lectures, exhibitions, and events of the Historical Society of Princeton are presented at our two facilities:  Bainbridge House and the Updike Farmstead, a historic farmhouse that has been transformed into a permanent educational facility and community-based cultural center.  Visit us at princetonhistory.org.
 

Valid from 02/01/2011 to 07/02/2011

Historical Society of Princeton Celebrates Two Princeton Icons

01/24/2012

Visitors to the Historical Society of Princeton are now able to get a two-fer, in more ways than one. Walk into Bainbridge House on Nassau Street and learn about the life of Albert Einstein through rarely-seen furniture, memorabilia and photographs. Venture two miles south to the Updike Farmstead to take in the landscape paintings by First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson.

Einstein At Home, a special exhibition featuring selected pieces of furniture from the Einstein Collection of the Historical Society of Princeton, offers an opportunity to glimpse the personal side of the world-famous scientist, who lived in Princeton from 1933 until his death in 1955.

The exhibit, which opened last February, was scheduled to close in January, but, due to its popularity, has been extended to August 19. “We’re encouraging our visitors to share their personal stories of encountering Einstein in Princeton through a new hands-on gallery activity,” said Eileen Morales, the Historical Society’s Curator of Collections.

Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 4 PM. Admission is $4. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, the Historical Society offers a “two-fer:” admission includes entrance to both Bainbridge House and the Updike Farmstead.

Located in the heart of the Princeton Battlefield/Stony Brook Settlement Historic District, the Updike Farmstead consists of 6 acres of land, a restored late 18th/early 19th century farmhouse and several outbuildings, including a large barn, built in 1892, corn crib and wagon shed.

The farmhouse galleries are open every Wednesday and Saturday, noon to 4 PM. Tickets purchased there for $4 also include same day admission to Bainbridge House.

Opening February 1, The Art of First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson: American Impressionist, features landscape paintings by the first Mrs. Wilson that span the years 1902-1913, which include her time at Princeton during her husband’s presidency of Princeton University. The exhibition has been organized by the Woodrow Wilson House, Washington, DC, with generous support from the James Dicke family. Local support for the exhibition generously provided by Robert O. Carr.

“Having the work by Ellen Wilson and the Einstein Collection up at both sites is truly a groundbreaking time for HSP,” said Erin Dougherty, the Historical Society’s Executive Director. “We are excited to offer these stellar exhibitions to our wonderful visitors and devoted supporters.”

On February 18, from 1-3 PM, a special drop-in workshop will be offered for Presidents’ Day weekend, with a twist: the day will focus on the First Ladies. Children can play a First Ladies/Presidents matching game and, inspired by Ellen Wilson, paint their own watercolor landscape. The activities are included with museum admission.

For more information about the exhibitions and special events, visit www.princetonhistory.org. 

 

Valid from 01/24/2012 to 02/19/2012

Historical Society of Princeton Celebrates Black History Month

02/21/2012

The February celebration of Black History Month can be traced back to 1926 when Carter G. Woodson established “Negro History Week.” This month, the Historical Society of Princeton proudly joins with the Numina Gallery at Princeton High School by displaying objects and photographs related to the experience of African-Americans in Princeton.
 
For the Numina Gallery’s exhibition “Princeton Black History: A Pictoral Retrospective,” Princeton High School students visited the Historical Society’s library to research, then printed, matted and framed the photographs for the exhibition. Historian and educator Shirley Satterfield and Former Township Mayor James Floyd were interviewed, and the video of them speaking about their Princeton memories is shown in the gallery. The exhibition is open by appointment through February 24.
 
An outdoor sign from Jimmy’s Barber Shop, at 141 John Street, a promised gift from Ms. Satterfield, is on display at the Historical Society’s Bainbridge House, along with Rex Goreleigh’s watercolor, Mary Watts’ Store. On view at the Society’s Updike Farmstead site is Goreleigh’s Field Workers (Tomato Pickers), on loan from the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church.
 
Throughout the 20th century, numerous African-American-owned businesses flourished in Princeton’s Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood. James Mack established Jimmy’s Barber Shop in 1961. He worked previously as a barber at his uncle’s shop on Witherspoon Street. Claude Mack’s barber shop began serving the community in 1935.
 
Artist Rex Goreleigh (1902-1986) arrived in Princeton in 1947 to direct Princeton Group Arts (PGA). Despite persistent segregation in Princeton in housing and employment, PGA and Goreleigh sought to foster inclusive, community-wide participation in all aspects of the fine and performing arts. Goreleigh himself painted Princeton streetscapes and residents, and particularly focused his art on the experiences of African-American migrant workers in central New Jersey.
 
“We are so pleased that the Historical Society was offered the storefront sign from Jimmy’s Barber Shop for our collections,” said Eileen Morales, Curator of Collections. “This sturdy, hand-painted sign helps document the many African-American-owned businesses which thrived in the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood.”
 
Ms. Satterfield leads tours of the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood on The Albert E. Hinds Memorial Walking Tour: African-American Life in Princeton. Group tours can be arranged by calling the Historical Society at (609)921-6748, extension 102.
 
Bainbridge House is open Wednesday-Sunday, noon to 4 PM. The Updike Farmstead is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, noon to 4 PM. Admission is $4, which includes same day entrance to both sites on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
 
 
ABOUT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PRINCETON - The Historical Society of Princeton, founded in 1938, is a museum and library dedicated to interpreting the history of Princeton, New Jersey. The programs, lectures, exhibitions, and events of the Historical Society of Princeton are presented at our two facilities: Bainbridge House and the Updike Farmstead. The Farmstead includes a recently renovated late 18th/early 19th century farmhouse and 6 acres of land. Visit us at princetonhistory.org.
 

Valid from 02/21/2012 to 02/28/2012

Historical Society of Princeton's Calendar of Events

06/21/2010

CALENDAR OF EVENTS


The Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
STONY BROOK: GATEWAY TO PRINCETON EXHIBITION
On view at Bainbridge House until Sunday, July 4, 2010, Audiences will be given an in-depth view of the history of this early Princeton settlement through its people, including landowners, field workers, Native Americans and Quakers; land use and the role of agriculture through the 20th century; and significant events, such as the Battle of Princeton. Contemporary issues of open space, historic preservation, and the environment will be explored throughout the exhibition as HSP presents the evolution of this area and its continued vitality and importance today. The exhibition is free and open to the public. www.princetonhistory.org.
 
The Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542: July 20 to August 22, 2010
WHAT IS WORK?: A CHILDREN’S GALLERY EXHIBITION  TOUR OF THE RECESSION HITS HOME:  UNEMPLOYMENT IN CENTRAL NEW JERSEY
What do grownups do all day at work?  How do you become a fire fighter, lawyer, or teacher?  Is play a kind of work?  HSP’s Curator of Education, Jennifer Jang, addresses these questions through an interactive gallery tour for children ages 6-12.  Children will be guided through HSP’s summer exhibition and engage in a hands-on, age-appropriate activity.  Perfect for summer camp groups, family reunions, and homeschoolers!  The tour is offered in conjunction with HSP’s summer exhibition, The Recession Hits Home:Unemployment in Central New Jersey.  Groups are limited to 20 children; cost is $3/child.  To schedule a group tour, please call 609-921-6748, x100 or email Jeanette@princetonhistory.org. www.princetonhistory.org.
 
The Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542: June 20, 2010, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
WALKING TOUR
Enjoy a 1.9 mile, two-hour walk around downtown Princeton and the University campus as you learn about historic sites in the area, including Bainbridge House, Nassau Hall, the University Chapel and Palmer Square. The early history of Princeton, the founding of the University, the American Revolution: these are just some of the stories from Princeton’s history that you will hear on your tour. Meet and purchase tickets at Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street. The cost is $7 per adult; $4 children ages 6 to 12; children age 5 and under are free. No reservations required. www.princetonhistory.org
 
The Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542: June 27, 2010, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
WALKING TOUR
Enjoy a 1.9 mile, two-hour walk around downtown Princeton and the University campus as you learn about historic sites in the area, including Bainbridge House, Nassau Hall, the University Chapel and Palmer Square. The early history of Princeton, the founding of the University, the American Revolution: these are just some of the stories from Princeton’s history that you will hear on your tour. Meet and purchase tickets at Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street. The cost is $7 per adult; $4 children ages 6 to 12; children age 5 and under are free. No reservations required. www.princetonhistory.org
 
The Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542: July 2, 2010, 2:00 PM
EXHIBITION TOUR
Come learn about HSP's current exhibit Stony Brook: Gateway to Princeton with HSP's Curator of Collections, Eileen Morales. Free and open to the public. For more information call Jeanette Cafaro at 609.921.6748, x100 or email jeanette@princetonhistory.org. www.princetonhistory.org 
 

Princeton High School Junior Varsity Baseball Field, next to 25 Valley Road, Princeton, NJ 08542: July 10, 2010 11:00 AM
PLAY BALL!
Calling all baseball lovers and history buffs! HSP invites you to a historical reenactment of 19th-century baseball featuring two old-school ball clubs- the Flemington Neshanock and the Elizabeth Resolutes. These teams will play a competitive match of bare-handed baseball wearing period uniforms and using rules from 1864 and 1873. The event will also include a short lesson on the history of the game and a recitation of "Casey at the Bat" by Brad "Brooklyn" Shaw. Join us for a thrilling afternoon of old-fashioned fun! Cost: Free for HSP members; $2/person or $6/family (4+ people)Location: Princeton High School junior varsity baseball field, next to 25 Valley Road, Princeton. www.princetonhistory.org
 
The Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542: July 14, 2010 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
STROLLER STRIDES
Say hello to the sunshine by joining our popular stroller tour of Princeton! Moms, dads, caregivers, and grandparents are invited to join us as we visit local landmarks, architectural gems, and hidden historical sites. The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes; routes and stops vary monthly. Please meet at HSP; we'll end at Starbucks. $7 per adult, $5 for members. Children are free. Please call 609.921.6748 ext 100 or email jeanette@princetonhistory.org for reservations. www.princetonhistory.org 
 
July 22, 2010, 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
OUT OF TOWN TOUR- KYKUIT, THE ROCKEFELLER ESTATE, UNION CHURCH, & CASTLE ON THE HUDSON
Tarrytown, NY is our destination as we explore some of the highlights of the beautiful Hudson Valley. We will visit both Kykuit and the Union Church of Pocantico Hills. The Castle on the Hudson provides the spectacular setting for our luncheon at Equus, the award winning 5-star restaurant. For reservations please call 609.921.6748 ext. 100. The cost is $125 for members of HSP and $135 for non-members. www.princetonhistory.org
 
The Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542: July 27, 2010 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
OPENING RECEPTION. THE RECESSION HITS HOME- JOB LOSS IN CENTRAL NJ
Please join us for the opening reception for HSP's upcoming exhibit at Bainbridge House. RSVP to 609.921.6748 ext. 100 or jeanette@princetonhistory.org. Please bring an item to the reception to support our business attire accessories drive for the clients of Dress for Success and Career Gear. Donated items may include: (for women) jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, watches), pocket books, and scarves; (for men) belts, ties, tie clips, and cufflinks. www.princetonhistory.org
 
The Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542: August 4, 2010 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
STROLLER STRIDES
Say hello to the sunshine by joining our popular stroller tour of Princeton! Moms, dads, caregivers, and grandparents are invited to join us as we visit local landmarks, architectural gems, and hidden historical sites. The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes; routes and stops vary monthly. Please meet at HSP; we'll end at Starbucks. $7 per adult, $5 for members. Children are free. Please call 609.921.6748 ext 100 or email jeanette@princetonhistory.org for reservations. www.princetonhistory.org 
 
The Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542: August 6, 2010, 2:00 PM
EXHIBITION TOUR
Come learn about HSP's current exhibit, The Recession Hits Home-Job Loss in Central NJ, with HSP's Curator of Collections, Eileen Morales. Free and open to the public. For more information call Jeanette Cafaro at 609.921.6748, x100 or email jeanette@princetonhistory.org. www.princetonhistory.org 
 
The Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542: August 26, 2010 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PICTURING PRINCETON
It’s hard for kids to believe, but once upon a time horses whinnied in Palmer Square, a four-story hotel towered over the western end of Nassau Street, and Bainbridge House looked like… Bainbridge House.  HSP invites children to learn how these and other historic Princeton sites have changed over the years by taking a special walking tour.  Children will make their own postcards to document the transformations.  The tour is for children ages 6 and up; parents must accompany their child or children. $5 per child, $4 for members; adult chaperones are free. Please call 609.921.6748 ext 100 or email jeanette@princetonhistory.org to register as space is limited to 15 children. www.princetonhistory.org 
 
The Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542: September 3, 2010, 2010 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PICTURING PRINCETON
It’s hard for kids to believe, but once upon a time horses whinnied in Palmer Square, a four-story hotel towered over the western end of Nassau Street, and Bainbridge House looked like… Bainbridge House.  HSP invites children to learn how these and other historic Princeton sites have changed over the years by taking a special walking tour.  Children will make their own postcards to document the transformations.  The tour is for children ages 6 and up; parents must accompany their child or children. $5 per child, $4 for members; adult chaperones are free. Please call 609.921.6748 ext 100 or email jeanette@princetonhistory.org to register as space is limited to 15 children. www.princetonhistory.org 
 
Tuesday, September 7, 2010 through Monday, January 17, 2011
EMERGENCY! PRINCETON’S FIRST RESPONDERS
The interactive exhibition celebrates the history and contemporary efforts of the men and women of these organizations.  The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information call Jeanette Cafaro at 609.921.6748, x100 or email jeanette@princetonhistory.org. www.princetonhistory.org 
 
The Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542: September 8, 2010 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
STROLLER STRIDES
Say hello to the sunshine by joining our popular stroller tour of Princeton! Moms, dads, caregivers, and grandparents are invited to join us as we visit local landmarks, architectural gems, and hidden historical sites. The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes; routes and stops vary monthly. Please meet at HSP; we'll end at Starbucks. $7 per adult, $5 for members. Children are free. Please call 609.921.6748 ext 100 or email jeanette@princetonhistory.org for reservations. www.princetonhistory.org 
 
The Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542: Sunday, September 12, 2010, 2:00 to 5:00 pm
OPENING RECEPTION. EMERGENCY! PRINCETON’S FIRST RESPONDERS
Please join us for the opening reception for HSP's upcoming exhibit at Bainbridge House. RSVP to 609.921.6748 ext. 100 or jeanette@princetonhistory.org. www.princetonhistory.org 
 
September 24-26, 2010
2010 PRINCETON FALL ANTIQUES AND FINE ARTS SHOW
The weekend kicks off with an elegant preview Gala on Friday night. Doors to the Show open to the public on Saturday morning through Sunday evening. The event also features a Sunday afternoon Appraisal Clinic hosted by Rago Arts and Auction Center of Lambertville.  55 antiques and fine art dealers feature 18th-20th century American and European furniture, important paintings, textiles, jewelry, vintage couture clothing and accessories, silver, ceramics, vintage posters, prints, vintage automobiles and much more.  The Antiques Show is managed by Frank Gaglio of Barn Star Productions in Rhinebeck, New York.  Daily admission is $12 per person.  Gala tickets are sold separately.
 
The Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542: October 6, 2010, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
STROLLER STRIDES: THE LAST ONE IN 2010!
Say hello to the sunshine by joining our popular stroller tour of Princeton! Moms, dads, caregivers, and grandparents are invited to join us as we visit local landmarks, architectural gems, and hidden historical sites. The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes; routes and stops vary monthly. Please meet at HSP; we'll end at Starbucks. $7 per adult, $5 for members. Children are free. Please call 609.921.6748 ext 100 or email jeanette@princetonhistory.org for reservations. www.princetonhistory.org 
 
November 6, 2010, 10:00 PM – 4:00 PM
2010 HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR
Rain or Shine.  This annual spectacular event of Princeton’s most beautiful homes, which are opened for the public to enjoy.  Ticket prices are $40 for HSP members and $45 for non-members. For more information call Jeanette Cafaro at 609.921.6748, x100 or email jeanette@princetonhistory.org. www.princetonhistory.org 
 
The Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542: November 11, 2010, 4:00 PM
CURATOR'S GEMS: LIBERTY LOAN POSTERS
Painters and illustrators during World War I were encouraged to contribute their work and help build support for the war effort, specifically participation in the three war bond campaigns. Join HSP’s Curator of Collections, Eileen Morales, for a behind-the-scenes look at HSP’s collection of World War I posters. Please meet at Bainbridge House at 4pm. Reservations are required. Open to members of the Historical Society. Please call Jeanette at 609.921.6748 ext. 100 or email jeanette@princetonhistory.org. www.princetonhistory.org
 
Kathleen G. Johnson
Development Associate & Grants Manager
Historical Society of Princeton
158 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
609.921.6748, Ext: 106
www.princetonhistory.org
 
 

Valid from 06/21/2010 to 11/12/2010

Historical Society of Princeton's House Tour 2016 November 5

10/25/2016

House Tour 2016 will be held on
November 5th from 10 am — 4 pm!

To purchase tickets for the House Tour, click here.

Sign Up to be a Docent

 

The November House Tour is a signature event for the Historical Society of Princeton, allowing our organization to celebrate architecture and design in the homes of our supportive community!

This year we are very pleased to have 505 Mercer Road, 150 Mercer Road, 1 Haslet Avenue, 82 Library Place, and Eastridge Design Home on the Tour!

505 Mercer Road

Photo courtesy of Robert Manella, Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty
 

150 Mercer Street

 

Photo courtesy of Steven Waskow, Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty.

 

82 Library Place

 

 

 

 

1 Haslet Avenue

 

 

Eastridge Design Home, 342 Nassau Street


Photo courtesy of pamconnollyphoto.com

 

 

 

 

We are grateful to the 2016 House Tour Lead Sponsors:

Baxter Construction
Charles Schwab
Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty

HSP also thanks our other 2016 House Tour Sponsors:


Glenmede Trust
Julius Gross Decorators
Hamilton Building Supply Co.
Hamilton Jewelers
Ann Harwood
Knight Architects
MacLean Agency
McCaffrey's Food Markets
Schulte Restorations, Inc.
Tobias Design
Van Note-Harvey Associates
Viburnum
Woodwinds Associates, Inc.

Valid from 10/25/2016 to 11/06/2016

Historical Society of Princeton 2014 House Tour November 8

10/04/2014

The Historical Society of Princeton is hosting its 13th annual House Tour from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, November 8, 2014. This signature event celebrates architecture and design in the homes of our supportive community!

 

The tour has expanded to feature six extraordinary homes, from modern to traditional designs. This year will feature: 11 Cleveland Lane, 1 Ober Road, 45 Linden Lane, 906 Great Road, 89 Cleveland Lane and 11 Newlin Road.

 

Advance tickets are $45 for HSP members and $50 for non-members. All tickets purchased the day of the tour are $50. Proceeds help fund the Historical Society’s core mission activities throughout the year, including exhibitions, collections care and educational programming for schools and families.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 609.921.6748 x105. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.princetonhistory.org. On the day of the event, tickets may be purchased at Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, or at any of the six homes on the tour.

 

The Society is grateful to Lead Sponsors Charles Schwab and Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty for their generous support of this event.

 

Photograph of 906 Great Road is courtesy of Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty.

Photograph of 11 Cleveland Lane is courtesy of T. Jeffery Clarke Architect, LLC.

 

ABOUT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PRINCETON - 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the incorporation of the Historical Society of Princeton (HSP). HSP is a museum and research center dedicated to interpreting the history of Princeton, New Jersey. Home to a vast collection of artifacts, manuscripts and photographs, HSP offers a wide array of exhibitions, lectures and public programs each year to schools, adults and families at its two locations, Bainbridge House and the Updike Farmstead. 

Valid from 10/04/2014 to 11/09/2014

The Historical Society of Princeton Celebrates the Battle of Princeton

12/12/2014

On Saturday, January 3, the 238th anniversary of the Battle of Princeton, the Historical Society of Princeton will offer two programs to commemorate this pivotal event of 1777, when General George Washington launched a cunning attack on British troops and dealt the enemy a stinging defeat.

 

At 10 AM at Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, families with children ages 8 and up can learn about the battle by examining war artifacts and visiting historical hot spots, including Nassau Hall and the Princeton Battle monument. The program runs approximately 1 hour. Registration is suggested, as space is limited. Tickets are $4 per person.

 

In addition, at 1 PM at Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, a tour of historic Stony Brook will be offered for teens and adults. Following a portion of the trail George Washington took from Trenton to the Battlefield, this 90 minute tour includes stops at the Stony Brook Meeting House and cemetery. The tour is included with museum admission of $4.

 

For more information on these events, visit www.princetonhistory.org. To register, please contact Eve Mandel at eve@princetonhistory.org or (609) 921-6748 x102.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PRINCETON - 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the incorporation of the Historical Society of Princeton (HSP). Founded in 1938, HSP is a museum and research center dedicated to interpreting the history of Princeton, New Jersey. Home to a vast collection of artifacts, manuscripts and photographs, HSP offers a wide array of exhibitions, lectures and public programs each year to schools, adults and families at its two locations, Bainbridge House and the Updike Farmstead. Visit us at www.princetonhistory.org.

 

Valid from 12/12/2014 to 01/04/2015

Historical Society of Princeton 2015 House Tour November 7

10/24/2015

The Historical Society of Princeton is pleased to host its 14th annual House Tour from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, November 7, 2015. This signature event celebrates architecture and design in the homes of our supportive community!

 

This year's tour features five unique homes, each one a distinct example of its own time and style. Visitors will marvel in the modifications, redesigns and, in one case, complete rebuild of the properties.

This year will feature:

 

2 Hamilton Avenue is an exuberant example of the Victorian style, relatively rare in Princeton. Built on speculation by Princeton insurance agent and real estate developer Oliver H. Hubbard around 1907, it previously served as a girls' boarding and day school and a parish house for the United Methodist Church.

 

21 Morven Place was built on land subdivided from the original Morven tract owned by the Stockton family. Modifications include a private speakeasy transformed into a finished basement, an old "sleeping porch" converted to an office, and built-in bookcases in the library heightened to floor-to-ceiling.

 

102 Lafayette Road, is a brick Georgian style home built by Philadelphia architect Edmund Gilchrist for Edward Sampson, a Princeton University Professor of Geology. This 6 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom residence has been updated with a variety of amenities, including a state-of-the-art kitchen by Christopher Peacock.

 

64 Cleveland Lane (pictured) was designed by Bill Shellman, Professor of Architecture at Princeton University, with the help of Bill Short, who had just completed his assignment for Frank Lloyd Wright as Clerk of the Works on the Guggenheim Museum. A recent addition included adding a chef's kitchen, family room and mud room on the ground floor, and a new master suite above, all while maintaining the unique lines of the house. 

 

51 Patton Avenue (pictured) is a contemporary design that incorporates elements of the site's original classic 1930's colonial home. The four level structure was completed in 2011, and features a gourmet kitchen, second level master bedroom suite, and a third floor tree top deck, perfect for bird watching and taking in the night skies.

 

"An exceptional variety of houses were recruited this year, each one a distinct example of its own time and style. Many lifelong Princetonians will find they are discovering houses that are examples of fine craftsmanship, or have amazing artwork, or intimate outdoor spaces, they never knew existed," said House Tour chair David Schure. "The tour will be fun for everyone!"

 

Advance tickets are $45 for HSP members and $50 for non-members. All tickets purchased the day of the tour are $50. Proceeds help fund the Historical Society's core mission activities throughout the year, including exhibitions, collections care and educational programming for schools and families.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 609.921.6748 x105. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.princetonhistory.org. On the day of the event, tickets may be purchased at Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, or at any of the five homes on the tour.

 

The Historical Society is grateful to Lead Sponsors Charles Schwab and Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty for their generous support of this event.

 

 

ABOUT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PRINCETON - Founded in 1938, The Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) is a museum and research center dedicated to interpreting the history of Princeton, New Jersey. HSP is thrilled to make the Updike Farmstead its permanent headquarters, starting in January 2016. Purchased by the Society in 2004, the farmstead is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places and lies within the Princeton Battlefield/Stony Brook Historic District. Visit us at www.princetonhistory.org.

 

Valid from 10/24/2015 to 11/08/2015

Free Museum Admission to the Historical Society of Princeton for Active Military

05/21/2011

Free for all active members of the United States military to have the opportunity to attend public days at Updike Farm and to view what 4,000 visitors have already seen - the landmark exhibition, Einstein At Home, at Bainbridge House of the Historical Society of Princeton (HSP).

HSP will be participating in the Blue Star Museum Program, which offers free admission to museums for all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 30, 2011 through Labor Day, September 5, 2011.  Free admission will be available to all active duty military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), National Guard and Reserve members and up to five immediate family members, bearing a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), and either a DD Form 1173 ID Card or a DD Form 1173-1 ID Card.  Veterans with any of these ID cards also will be granted free admission.

We invite the military members and their family to Meet Me at the Farm on the First Saturday and Third Wednesday of every month, active military and their family can attend public days at the Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, in Princeton Township, where HSP hosts a variety of history, art, literacy, and science programs suitable for all ages.  Throughout the day, there will be arts & craft projects, musical performances by local, emerging artists, and we host special workshops and lectures in gardening, farming, architecture, and historical forms of lost art.  Open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

 

Einstein At Home portrays the personal story of the world-renowned scientist and his life in Princeton through displays of family photographs, artwork, special memorabilia, and seventeen select pieces of his furniture from the Einstein Collection of the Historical Society of Princeton.  Einstein was a Nobel Laureate in physics, a humanitarian, and a philosopher, and the rarely seen personal items and furnishings on display in the exhibition provide a glimpse into his personal life at his Mercer Street home in Princeton, where he lived from 1933 until his death in 1955.  This exhibition runs through January 16, 2012, at Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, open from noon to 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. 

 

For more information, please contact us at 609-921-6748 x100 or visit www.princetonhistory.org.

 

ABOUT BLUE STAR MUSEUMS - Blue Star Museums is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 1,000 museums across America.  For more information about the program and acceptable forms of ID, visit arts.gov/national/bluestarmuseums/2011.

 

ABOUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PRINCETON - The Historical Society of Princeton, founded in 1938, is a museum and library dedicated to interpreting the history of Princeton, New Jersey.  The programs, lectures, exhibitions, and events of the Historical Society of Princeton are presented at our two facilities:  Bainbridge House and the Updike Farmstead.  The Farmstead includes a recently renovated late 18th/early 19th century farmhouse and 6 acres of land.  Visit us at princetonhistory.org.

 

Valid from 05/21/2011 to 09/06/2011

The Historical Society of Princeton Presents American Impressionist Brett Weaver

05/31/2011

The Historical Society of Princeton is thrilled to present renowned American Impressionist Brett Weaver at the Updike Farmstead in Princeton, NJ, with a lecture on Wednesday, June 15 at 2:00 pm, followed by a full-day Plein Air Painting Workshop on Thursday, June 16 from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, at the Updike Farmstead in Princeton.  Mr. Weaver is a nationally recognized artist who depicts impressions of rapidly diminishing natural landscapes around the world.  He travels extensively, painting outdoors using a bold and direct representational style, focusing on simplicity of design and composition as well as the importance of light on color.  Mr. Weaver’s works are currently on view in the galleries at the Updike Farmstead.

 

On Wednesday, June 15, the Historical Society of Princeton will provide a Farm Tour of the Updike Farmstead at 1:00 pm, followed by 2:00 pm lecture by Mr. Weaver.  He will give a talk on his art and explain how strong fundamentals allow more expression in painting.  He also will discuss the three main regions where he has focused his works of landscapes:  Maine, Tennessee, and Princeton, NJ.  Cost:  $5/person, $8/2 people, $10/3 people, $15/group of 4, FREE for HSP members.

 

The lecture will be followed with a full day plein air painting workshop on Thursday, June 16 from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm.  With the beauty of the farm as inspiration, Mr. Weaver will focus students on the fundamentals of building a solid foundation for landscape painting.  He will lead students to see things in the simplest terms, breaking a scene into basic shapes and values that work together to form a strong design and composition.  Furthermore, he will touch on supporting elements such as drawing, color harmony, and texture.  The day will include a demonstration, group instruction, and individual critique.  The cost for the workshop is $100/person and open to painters of all levels.

 

To register for the workshop or for more information, please call 609.921.6748 x100 or email

Jeanette@princetonhistory.org

.  Please also visit us at

www.princetonhistory.org.

Valid from 05/31/2011 to 06/17/2011

Historical Society of Princeton Announces New Architectute Tour May 31

05/18/2014

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE TOUR
SATURDAY, MAY 31
10 AM - 12:30 PM

Just in time for Reunion, the Historical Society of Princeton announces a brand new walking tour exploring the phenomenal architecture on campus, dating from 1756 to the present. Buildings on this two mile walk include the Georgian style of Nassau Hall, collegiate gothic marvels, and extraordinary contemporary designs, including the Frank Gehry-designed Lewis Library, the Stadium, the Icahn Laboratory, and the brand-new Princeton Neuroscience Institute/Psychology facility.

The tour starts at Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street. $8 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or in advance by calling (609) 921-6748 x102 or e-mailing
eve@princetonhistory.org. Space is limited.

Valid from 05/18/2014 to 06/01/2014

Historical Society of Princeton Offers Sunday Walking Tours in Princeton

03/23/2011

 By taking one of HSP’s fabulous guided walking tours--offered every Sunday at 2:00 pm—and following up with a delicious meal in town at PJ’s Pancake House or D’Angelo’s Italian Market. Enjoy a 1.9 mile, two-hour walk around downtown Princeton and the University campus as you learn about historic sites in the area, including Bainbridge House, Nassau Hall, the University Chapel and Palmer Square. The early history of Princeton, the founding of the University, the American Revolution: these are just some of the stories from Princeton’s history that you will learn and enjoy on our tour! When: Every Sunday throughout the year (except major holidays; weather permitting)
Start time
: 2pm
Meet and purchase tickets at: Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street
Fee: $7 per adult; $4 children ages 6 to 12; free children age 5 and under (walking tour fee only)
Meal: (On your own) Afterwards, enjoy a lovely meal at: PJ’s Pancake House (152 Nassau Street – HSP Members with membership card receive a 15% discount) or D’Angelo’s Italian Market (35 Spring Street – HSP Members with membership card receive a 10% discount) Group Walking Tour: Available by appointment for groups of 15 or more. Arrangements should be made a month in advance. Please call for more details. For more information, call 609-921-6748 Ext. 100 or email:
jeanette@princetonhistory.org 

Valid from 03/23/2011 to 06/23/2011

Historical Society of Princeton Offers Tours for the Stroller Set

07/15/2009

The Historical Society of Princeton now offers a walk through historic Princeton for families with young ones in strollers.  The tours start at 10am and run approx. 45-60min.  Pre-registration is required by calling 609-924-6748.  Cost is $7 per adult.  Children are free.  Coming tours are scheduled for August 5 and September 2.

Valid from 07/22/2009 to 04/24/2011

The Historical Society of Princeton Announces Out-of-Town Tour: Four Great Interiors in the City

01/05/2010

The Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542: February 11, 2010, 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM
OUT-OF-TOWN TOUR: FOUR GREAT INTERIORS IN THE CITY
Join us on a trip to visit one modern artistic private interior and three wonderful historic public interiors in New York City. The French Consulate is in a beautiful mansion which was built in 1926. The apartment of Apryl Miller, described as a psychedelic folk artist, occupies the 29th floor of a building on the Upper East Side. We will have a guided tour through the interior of the 7th Regiment Armory. The Polish Consulate was built in 1905 in an opulent Parisian style with ceiling murals and gold lattice work. Lunch will be at the Post House, which is located on the East Side. For reservations please call 609.921.6748 ext. 100 or jeanette@princetonhistory.org. The cost is $125 for members of HSP and $135 for non-members.  www.princetonhistory.org.
 

Valid from 01/05/2010 to 02/12/2010

The Historical Society of Princeton Announces Out-of-Town Tour: Glory and News in Washington D.C.

01/05/2010

The Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542: March 20, 2010, 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
OUT-OF-TOWN TOUR: GLORY AND NEWS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Join us on a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the gloriously restored U.S. Treasury building, the Newseum, and other museums of your choice on the National Mall. We will have a guided tour The U.S. Treasury, built in 1869, recently finished a ten year $247 million restoration. We will visit the recently opened Newseum, “the world’s most interactive museum, where five centuries of news history are on exhibit.” Lunch will be on your own. We will serve refreshments on the way to D.C. and dinner on the bus in the evening. For reservations please call 609.921.6748 ext. 100 or email or jeanette@princetonhistory.org. The cost is $95 for members of HSP and $105 for non-members. www.princetonhistory.org.
 

Valid from 01/05/2010 to 03/21/2010

Spring Walking Tours at The Historical Society of Princeton Begin March 20

02/22/2016

The Historical Society of Princeton's classic Sunday walking tours will resume on March 20, the first day of spring.

 

This signature program is enjoyed by visitors and locals alike, as they take a 1.9 mile (approximately 2 hour) walk around downtown Princeton and the University campus, learning about historic sites in the area, including Nassau Hall, University Chapel and Palmer Square. The early history of Princeton, the founding of the University and the American Revolution are just some of the stories from Princeton's history learned on the tour.

 

Tours launch at 2 PM outside Bainbridge House, the Society's former location, at 158 Nassau Street. The cost is $7 per person, and advance tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.princetonhistory.org.

 

On Sunday, February 28, a "Virtual Princeton Walking Tour," a slide show version of the tour, will be held at 2 PM inside the museum at Updike Farmstead; program is included with $4 admission.

 

Tours of historic Stony Brook will be offered on the following Saturdays at 2 PM: April 9, May 7 and June 11. Starting at Updike Farmstead, this 90-minute walk follows a portion of the trail George Washington took from Trenton to the Battlefield, and includes stops at the Stony Brook Meeting House and cemetery. The tour is included free with $4 museum admission.

 

 

ABOUT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PRINCETON - Founded in 1938, The Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) is a museum and research center dedicated to interpreting the history of Princeton, New Jersey. HSP's headquarters, Updike Farmstead, is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places and lies within the Princeton Battlefield/Stony Brook Historic District. Visit us at www.princetonhistory.org.

Valid from 02/22/2016 to 04/01/2016

History Detectives Book Club for Homeschoolers, Historical Society of Princeton

02/15/2011

 The History Detectives Book Club
Children ages 9-12 are invited to become members of HSP’s newest book club!  Together, the group will read Counting On Grace, a work of historical fiction by Elizabeth Winthrop, and learn the story about a girl growing up working in a mill.  Children will also learn about exciting events in history through studying photographs; crafting stories based on viewing historic photographs; and engage in story discussions, arts & crafts, and other fun, hands-on activities!
 
Four Wednesdays:  March 9, March 16, March 23, and March 30, 2011

10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Cost: $75/child; $60/HSP members

Location: The Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, Princeton

Registration is recommended as club is limited to 15 children. To register, please call 609.921.6748, x100 or email Jeanette@princetonhistory.org. Visit us at www.princetonhistory.org.

Valid from 02/15/2011 to 03/31/2011

Holiday Shopping Party to benefit the Historical Society of Princeton December 3, 2011

11/12/2011

Start your holiday shopping on December 3, 12-4 PM, when the Historical Society of Princeton holds its annual Shopping Day at the Updike Farmstead, located at 354 Quaker Road in Princeton.

Held in the restored 18th/early 19th century farmhouse, the day will feature needlepoint crafts and hooked rugs by NeedlepointPillows.com. 10% of all proceeds go to support the Historical Society’s exhibitions, collections care and educational programming for schools and families. 

At 12 PM, Cloud 9, Princeton High School’s all-female a cappella group, will perform holiday selections for the crowd. There will be refreshments, ornament making for children and a Toys for Tots collection all day.

While browsing, shoppers can enjoy the new Picturing Princeton photographic exhibit, which features a variety of 19th and 20th century images from HSP’s massive photo archives. An interactive component allows children to “Be the Curator” by selecting pictures to display and writing captions to accompany photos.

For more information, please call 609.921.6748 x100 or visit us at www.princetonhistory.org.

 

Valid from 11/12/2011 to 12/04/2011

Historical Society of Princeton House Tour November 5, 2011

10/27/2011

 

The Historical Society of Princeton is hosting its 10th annual House Tour from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, November 5, 2011. The tour features five extraordinary homes, from modern to traditional.

 

Twenty-first century modernist best describes the stunning 4750 Province Line Road, recently built, but evocative of the architectural movement that began in the 1920s and 30s.  On a lovely wooded lot, the architect used a sweeping glass arc for the façade, introducing views and natural light of the surrounding landscape into the living spaces.

 

Edgar Palmer envisioned a square and neighborhood of Georgian revival buildings where residents would live, work and shop in the heart of downtown Princeton. Visitors to 75 Chambers Street, one of the completed townhomes of “The Residences at Palmer Square,” can not only see this dream fulfilled, but also view an extensive collection of antique furniture, needlework and decorative arts.

 

The owner of 31 Hawthorne Avenue, a striking Spanish revival circa 1930, saw the potential for an extraordinary redesign and renovation. Retained was the basic footprint of the house, once the home of Edward B. Snook, who served as chief bank examiner for the State of New Jersey.

 

The simple whitewashed stone façade of 56 Edgerstoune Road, a colonial revival, conceals a masterfully designed plan with well proportioned rooms and superb garden views. Built in 1929, it reflects the creativity of Aymar Embury II, a well known New York architect known locally for his design of Princeton University’s Dillon Gymnasium and 1915 Hall.

 

The oldest home on the tour is 70 Leigh Avenue, a 1920 peri-urban house in the heart of the John/Witherspoon district. The design and construction are examples of a straightforward approach to creating a more sustainable building; the small footprint of the house preserves open space and pervious land.

 

Advance tickets are $40 for HSP members and $45 for non-members. All tickets purchased the day of the tour are $45. All proceeds help fund the Historical Society’s core mission activities throughout the year, including exhibitions, collections care and educational programming for schools and families.

 

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 609.921.6748 x100. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.princetonhistory.org. On the day of the event, tickets may be purchased at Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, or at any of the five homes on the tour.

 

The Society is grateful to N.T. Callaway Real Estate, Glenmede and the Princeton Area Community Foundation for their generous support of the event.

 

All photographs are courtesy of N.T. Callaway Real Estate.

 

ABOUT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PRINCETON - The Historical Society of Princeton, founded in 1938, is a museum and library dedicated to interpreting the history of Princeton, New Jersey. The programs, lectures, exhibitions, and events of the Historical Society of Princeton are presented at our two facilities: Bainbridge House and the Updike Farmstead. The Farmstead includes a recently renovated late 18th/early 19th century farmhouse and 6 acres of land. Visit us at princetonhistory.org.

 

Valid from 10/27/2011 to 11/06/2011

The Historical Society of Princeton and the Drumthwacket Foundation Present 4th Annual Co-sponsored Lecture April 18, 2010

03/30/2010

The Historical Society of Princeton and the Drumthwacket Foundation are delighted to present their fourth annual co-sponsored lecture. This year’s speaker will be Ulysses Grant Dietz, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts at the Newark Museum. The great-great grandson of President Ulysses Grant, Dr. Dietz will discuss his new book Dream House: The White House as an American Home (co-authored by Sam Watters), which examines changing White House styles from the 1800's through the Kennedy years.

The event, which will be held at Drumthwacket, begins with a light reception at 2:00 p.m., followed by the lecture at 2:30. Dr. Dietz will sign books at the conclusion of his talk.

Seating is limited to 130. Registration is required; please RSVP by calling 609-683-0057, x4.

This event is free for members of either Drumthwacket Foundation or HSP; the cost is $10.00 for the general public. For directions, please visit www.drumthwacket.org . Parking is available on site.
 

Valid from 03/30/2010 to 04/19/2010

Historical Society of Princeton's 2012 House Tour Rescheduled for November 10, 2012

11/06/2012

Due to the effects of the recent storm, we are postponing the 2012 House Tour by one week. The new date is SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10th from 10am-4pm. All homes originally scheduled will be open on this new date.

If you already purchased tickets for November 3rd, they are valid for November 10th. No action is required on your part. We apologize for any inconvenience that this date change may cause.

Tickets are available for this new date, and can be purchased in advance online or at Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street during open hours (Wednesday through Sunday 12-4 pm). On Saturday, November 10th, tickets can be purchased at Bainbridge House (cash, check, or credit) or any of the 5 homes (cash or check only). You can also call 609.921.6748 x105 to buy tickets by phone.

Thank you for your support. We look forward to a great day with you in Princeton!

This year the tour showcases a range of Princeton's architectural styles, from traditional gems to marvels of modern design. Our 2012 houses are:

200 Mercer Street
Guernsey Hall, 68 Lovers Lane #1
Joseph Olden House, 130 Stockton Street
28 Quarry Street
Boxwood Cottage, 100 Quarry Lane

For photographs of all of the houses, visit our website at www.princetonhistory.org/programs-events/house-tour.cfm.  We hope you'll join us on November 10th to explore these one-of-a-kind properties!


 

Valid from 11/06/2012 to 11/11/2012

Play Ball! Historical Society of Princeton Hosts 2nd Annual Historical Re-enactment of 19th Century Baseball

07/05/2011

On Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 11:00 am, the Historical Society of Princeton is excited to host the 2nd annual historical re-enactment of 19th century baseball, featuring two old-school ball clubs – The Flemington Neshanock and the Elkton Eclipse.  The teams will play a competitive match of bare-handed baseball wearing vintage period uniforms and using rules from 1864 and 1873.  The teams will present a short lesson on the history of the game and a recitation of “Casey at the Bat” by Brad “Brooklyn” Shaw.  We hope readers from throughout NJ can join us for a thrilling afternoon of old-fashioned fun with hotdogs and other treats!

 

Free and Open to the public!

Hot dogs and treats are for sale.

Location:  Princeton High School Junior Varsity Baseball Field, next to 25 Valley Road, Princeton

 

For more information, please call 609.921.6748 x100 visit princetonhistory.org.

 

Valid from 07/05/2011 to 07/24/2011

Holiday Shopping Party at the Historical Society of Princeton December 2, 2010

11/30/2010

Celebrate the opening of the holiday season at the Historical Society of Princeton's annual HOLIDAY SHOPPING PARTY!
We have unique gifts for everyone on your list, including “Save-the-Dinky” T-shirts, Einstein dolls, Princeton history calendars, and a delightful children’s book by Roy James, Princeton’s own Deputy Fire Chief.

Enjoy refreshments while you shop as well as music from Cloud Nine and Around 8, two all-girl Princeton High School a cappella groups.
Thursday, December 2, 5-7 pm, at Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street.
 
If you come, please bring a new, unwrapped toy and help support the Toys for Tots program. Or, drop a gift off at Bainbridge House anytime between now and December 13.

Valid from 11/30/2010 to 12/03/2010

J. McLaughlin Announces Holiday Shopping Day for the Historical Society of Princeton December 16, 2010

12/08/2010

J. McLaughlin has generously set aside Thursday, December 16 as a Holiday Shopping Day for the Historical Society of Princeton. Please join store manager, Megan Phillips, and her wonderful staff for some holiday cheer between 10am and 1pm. 15% of all sales will be generously donated to the Historical Society. If you cannot make it to the store until after 1pm, just mention that you are a supporter of HSP and Megan and her staff will make sure that your purchase is included.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

10am- 1pm
J. McLaughlin
17 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
 

Valid from 12/08/2010 to 12/17/2010

Historical Society of Princeton Celebrates Final Phase of Renovation on Historic Barn

10/19/2016

From left to right, lead barn contributor Carol Wojciechowicz, HSP Board President Scott Sipprelle, and Executive Director Izzy Kasdin address attendees before a barn door is ceremonially opened.

On Sunday, October 16, 2016, the Historical Society of Princeton celebrated the commencement of the final phase of construction on the Updike Farmstead's large historic barn. On a sunny fall morning, surrounded by supporters, architects, engineers, contractors, and community leaders, Board President Scott Sipprelle, Executive Director Izzy Kasdin, and lead contributor and barn visionary Carol Wojciechowicz ceremonially opened one of the original barn doors.

 

The construction, commencing this fall, is part of a long restoration process, which has previously included restoring the entire barn foundation, replacing the barn's roof, and stabilizing the east wall. This final phase will make the barn an appropriate space for large-scale public programs and events by sealing the structure with restored doors, windows, and floors, making the building handicap accessible, adding bathrooms and a kitchen, and installing electricity, plumbing, wireless internet, and lighting.

 

Built by the Updike family immediately after they moved to the 200-acre farm in 1892, the large barn features original hemlock beams and impressive lofts. "The barn is a significant architectural representation of Princeton's largely agricultural past, which we are eager to preserve, interpret, and adaptively reuse," said HSP Executive Director Izzy Kasdin.

 

"The completion of the barn project has been a long time coming, and was part of the original plan for the Updike site when HSP purchased it in 2004," said Board President Scott Sipprelle. "The barn will not only, by orders of magnitude, increase HSP's capacity to hold public and community events, but will also, through rentals, provide an earned income stream to support HSP's core mission programming."

 

"The barn is a crucial piece of the long-term vision to transform the Updike Farmstead into a history campus," said Kasdin. "Here, multifaceted programming, from archival research to field trips to exhibitions to events, can all happen at the same site, all grounded in the mission of exploring local history and enhancing community vitality," said Kasdin.

 

The barn, to be completed by Baxter Construction, is set to open by summer 2017. Ronnie Bregenzer served as the architect for the project and Van Note-Harvey Associates were the civil engineers.

Valid from 10/19/2016 to 12/01/2016

Historical Society of Princeton Hosts Opening Reception for New Exhibit: THE RECESSION HITS HOME: JOB LOSS IN CENTRAL NEW JERSEY

07/20/2010

Please join us for the opening reception for HSP's new exhibit on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 from 4-6pm at Bainbridge House.

The global economic crisis has personally touched record numbers of New Jerseyans through layoffs and hiring freezes. Many organizations that help people find jobs, change careers, and learn new skills have been busier than ever trying to assist the unemployed.

The Historical Society of Princeton is pleased to present a special exhibition focusing on the significant efforts of these organizations, including Mercer County's One-Stop Career Center; Dress for Success Mercer County; SCORE; the Princeton Public Library; and Princeton University's Office of Career Services.

RSVP to 609.921.6748 ext. 100 or jeanette@princetonhistory.org. Please bring an item to the reception to support our business attire accessories drive for the clients of Dress for Success Mercer County and Career Gear. Donated items may include: (for women) jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, watches), pocket books, and scarves; (for men) belts, ties, tie clips, and cufflinks.

Valid from 07/20/2010 to 07/28/2010

Historical Society of Princeton Calendar

The Historical Society of Princeton (HSP) is a museum and library dedicated to interpreting the history of Princeton, with community support and involvement. Its activities are inspired by the past with the goal of informing the future. Here are our upcoming events. For more information about any of these events, please call the Historical Society at 609-921-6748.

Historical Society of Princeton Photo

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Historical Society of Princeton's House Tour 2016 November 5

10/25/2016

House Tour 2016 will be held on
November 5th from 10 am — 4 pm!

To purchase tickets for the House Tour, click here.

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The November House Tour is a signature event for the Historical Society of Princeton, allowing our organization to celebrate architecture and design in the homes of our supportive community!

This year we are very pleased to have 505 Mercer Road, 150 Mercer Road, 1 Haslet Avenue, 82 Library Place, and Eastridge Design Home on the Tour!

505 Mercer Road

Photo courtesy of Robert Manella, Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty
 

150 Mercer Street

 

Photo courtesy of Steven Waskow, Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty.

 

82 Library Place

 

 

 

 

1 Haslet Avenue

 

 

Eastridge Design Home, 342 Nassau Street


Photo courtesy of pamconnollyphoto.com

 

 

 

 

We are grateful to the 2016 House Tour Lead Sponsors:

Baxter Construction
Charles Schwab
Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty

HSP also thanks our other 2016 House Tour Sponsors:


Glenmede Trust
Julius Gross Decorators
Hamilton Building Supply Co.
Hamilton Jewelers
Ann Harwood
Knight Architects
MacLean Agency
McCaffrey's Food Markets
Schulte Restorations, Inc.
Tobias Design
Van Note-Harvey Associates
Viburnum
Woodwinds Associates, Inc.

Valid from 10/25/2016 to 11/06/2016




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