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Celebrate Morven Museum & Garden’s 20th anniversary with special exhibition


What do George Washington, Grace Kelly, and Buzz Aldrin have in common? They were all guests at Morven, a home that has played a role in the history of New Jersey and the nation for more than 200 years.

Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton presents the special exhibition, “Morven Revealed: Untold Stories from New Jersey’s Most Historic Home,” on view through Sunday, March 2, 2025. This new exhibition will shed light on lesser-known stories of this historic home and its residents.

As Morven celebrates its 20th anniversary as a museum, “we take this opportunity to dig into our collections and commemorate the site’s unique past.”

“What do we uncover when we consider the everyday moments that made Morven a home for over 200 years?” By showing rarely exhibited objects and newly discovered photographs, the museum’s second floor galleries will take a thematic look at subjects recognizable to many American families: childhood, hosting guests, pets, fashion, and more.

Visit the exhibition to find out what it was like to be a child in a bustling historic home. How did different residents celebrate holidays? What were the names of the dogs and cats that lived at Morven? What did Morven look like when the governors called it home? Discover all this and more by visiting “Morven Revealed.”

Members and nonmembers alike should save the dates for upcoming programming related to “Morven Revealed” scheduled throughout the run of the exhibition in 2024 and early 2025.

Morven is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For questions, including how to book your visit, reach out to Morven’s Gift Shop at 609-924-8144 x103, or visit

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