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Bordentown Historical Society Presents Nature Exploration and Journaling at Point Breeze
Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm$5
Famous for its picturesque landscape, wonderful gardens, extensive art collection, and large library, Point Breeze was central to American intellectual and cultural life in the Delaware Valley. Join the D&R Canal Naturalist, Stephanie Fox, for a nature walk at the Divine Word, whose missionary now sits on the Point Breeze property. We will cover the terrain where Charles Lucien Bonaparte once observed, studied and sketched wildlife and the landscape. Participants will be provided with a nature journal and given hints and techniques on how to connect closer to nature by sketching and the written word. This is a family friendly event and designed for beginner journal keepers to explore their creative side.
Hours: Nature Walk begins at Divine Word at 1PM
Location: Divine Word Missionary – 101 Park Street, Bordentown, NJ
Group will meet in the large parking lot near the Gymnasium at 1PM.
Duration: Approx. 2 Hours
Max. Attendance Total: 20 Registered People
Fee: $5.00 per person. (To be paid in cash the day of the tour)
Registration Required: Registration is required. Registration is open from March 19 – June 15, 2018 or until all openings are booked. To register, email Doug Kiovsky at [email protected]
* Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Journals will be provided to give people of all ages a chance to leisurely sketch and enjoy time outdoors.
This event is part of the Bordentown Historical Society’s newest exhibit that focuses on the home of the man whose council was sought by the Marquis de Lafayette and numerous American politicians. Artifacts from Joseph Bonaparte’s personal collection at Point Breeze, a country home first owned by American diploma Stephen Sayre, before becoming the gorgeous estate of Joseph Bonaparte, are on display at the Bordentown Historical Society Museum located at 302 Farnsworth Ave., Bordentown, NJ. Many of the pieces on display include letters, furniture, 1808 Spain Proclamation and an early print of the Point Breeze estate owned by Fox Rothschild’s Partner, Peter J. Tucci. Also on display will be a recreated early taxidermy station, two early volumes of American Ornithology and an 1849 letter written by Charles Lucien Bonaparte.
At the museum there are also a number of other exhibits of interest including that of Revolutionary War sculptress, Patience Lovell Wright. There will also be several special presentations related to this exhibit over the next few months. For more information on this event and others click here.