October 22 at 6:00 p.m. , $10; Free for Friends of Morven– A panel discussion with Justice Bell Foundation Executive Director Amanda Owen and Justice Bell creator Katharine Wentworth Ruschenberger’s great-niece Sandi Tatnall, and Historical Society of Princeton’s Curator Stephanie Schwartz following the screening of the celebrated documentary, Finding Justice: The Untold Story of Women’s […]
October 21 at 4:30 p.m., $15; Free for Friends of Morven – Marcela Micucci, Ph.D., Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of the American Revolution discussing her museum’s upcoming exhibition, When Women Lost the Vote, which includes a portrait of Morven’s Annis Boudinot Stockton and a handwritten letter from our permanent collection.
Think women were passive bystanders in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century medical world? Think again! Come and find out as Janine Quimby (pictured) tells how midwives carved out their own space in a profession (and world!) dominated by men, succumbed to and escaped persecution, appealed to writers, and ultimately paved the way for contemporary midwifery […]
Revolutionary Herstory: Inspirational & Brave 18th-Century Women Have you heard of Martha Washington or Abigail Adams, maybe Phyllis Wheatley? What about Mumbet, Nanye’hi or Sarah Bradlee Fulton? Rockingham will be presenting its annual Candlelight Holiday Tours on Sunday, December 8 from 11 am to 4 pm. This year’s theme-tour will celebrate women of the 18th […]
Not all foods were available all year round in the 18th century. There were no supermarkets as we know them today to sell out-of-season fruits and vegetables or produce not grown locally. You could not buy a peach in February or a tomato in May (or any other month, actually) and some foods only the […]
American women, after decades of struggle and demonstration, finally were given the right to vote in 1920 with the ratification of the 19th amendment. Did you know that the New Jersey constitution of 1776 gave women (adult single women—married women couldn’t own property–whose net worth was $50.00 or more) the right to vote? On Saturday, […]
Spend an afternoon as Victorian women, such as Harriet Stockton might have, and create pressed flower art surrounded by historic garden with Morven’s Curator of Education Debra Lampert-Rudman. Learn the “love language” of flowers, enjoy an illustrated powerpoint on this Victorian art, and create artwork of your own special design suitable for framing. All flowers, […]