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Events for Wednesday April 10, 2024

So You Think You Know Civics: What is a Democracy?

Wednesday April 10, 2024
6:00 PM

Join Morven and the Princeton Public Library as we kick off a brand new series, So You Think You Know Civics? This series of free public programs will unpack big questions about the past and present of the U.S. government, and how we can make change in our democracy. Our speaker for the first program in the series, What is a Democracy? is Sophia Rosenfeld, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania and author of many books, including Democracy and Truth: A Short History (2019) and Choice: The Invention of Modern Freedom (forthcoming).

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Speaker Series: The European Settlement of "Old Hopewell"

Wednesday April 10, 2024
7:00 PM

Joseph Klett, Executive Director of the New Jersey State Archives and President of The Hopewell Museum, will discuss the earliest European settlement of "old Hopewell," which included Trenton and Ewing prior to 1720. Joe will touch upon Indian villages and paths, early roads, civil boundaries, and the Quaker, Presbyterian, Dutch Reformed, and Baptist families that settled here starting in the late 1600s. He will also highlight early primary sources such as land and probate records, documentation on slave holdings, etc.

This event is co-sponsored by the Hopewell Valley Historical Society and The Hopewell Museum. This event will take place in person at the address above and online via Zoom - please register for virtual attendance at

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