2014 Press Releases

December

Spice Up Your Holiday at Updike Farmstead

On Saturday, December 6, from 1-3 PM, stop by the Updike Farmstead for cooking ideas and a sampling of the herbs, spices and sauces of Princeton’s Savory Spice Shop. Get inspired by the Shop’s inaugural cookbook, Spice to Plate, and their signature blends that, with a dash or two, can turn a bland meal into a flavorful feast.

Enjoy warmed mulled cider while you browse vintage photographs in the museum galleries and explore the historic six acre site in the heart of the Princeton Battlefield/Stony Brook Settlement Historic District.

Updike Farmstead, at 354 Quaker Road, is a community resource offering education, timeless beauty and wonder. The site is open the first Saturday each month from 12- 4 PM. Special themed activities are planned each month, including walking tours, workshops and crafts for children. Admission is $4, and includes all exhibits and activities.

In addition, the Historical Society is pleased to be a collection site for Homefront, which works to break the cycle of poverty and end homelessness in Central New Jersey. Donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, linens and household items are accepted at Updike Farmstead every First Saturday Community Day, 12-4 PM.

For more information, visit princetonhistory.org.

ABOUT SAVORY SPICE SHOP – Since November 2011, the Princeton Savory Spice Shop has offered high-quality herbs, spices, and seasonings at a fair price in customer-friendly quantities. We strive to remain innovative and provide a fun, inspiring, and educational environment for customers and employees.

November

Historical Society of Princeton 2014 House Tour

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.

October

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Updike Farmstead

On Saturday, October 4 at 3 PM, local musicians Canto del Sur will perform selections of folk music and stories from Latin America at the Historical Society of Princeton’s Community Day at Updike Farmstead. The group plays in costume, and features string, wind and percussion instruments.

Updike Farmstead, a community resource offering education, timeless beauty and wonder, is open the first Saturday each month from 12- 4 PM. Special themed activities are planned each month, including walking tours, workshops and crafts for children.

Admission is $4, and includes all exhibits and activities. Bring a camera to capture the incredible beauty of this historic site, surrounded by acres of preserved farmland. Browse the museum galleries, which include Princeton’s Portrait: Vintage Photographs from the Historical Society of Princeton and A Morning at Updike Farmstead: Photographs by the Princeton Photography Club.

The Historical Society is pleased to be a collection site for Homefront, which works to break the cycle of poverty and end homelessness in Central New Jersey. Donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, linens and household items are accepted at Updike Farmstead every First Saturday, 12-4 PM.

For more information, visit princetonhistory.org.

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.

ABOUT CANTO DEL SUR - Jorge Gomez, a native of Medellin, Colombia, specializes in Andean wind instruments and percussion instruments. He has also learned the art of making traditional instruments. Marlon Lopez, a native of Quito, Ecuador, plays a variety of string instruments. Rebecca Salazar has graced such stages as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Caramoor, and Manhattan’s Town Hall with her rich mezzo voice. Her wide repertoire includes Latin American folk and popular music, jazz, zarzuelas, Bach, and Mozart. Julio Verano plays a wide variety of musical styles and several string instruments. This native of Bogotá, Colombia, who also specializes in Latin American percussion instruments, began playing drums in a rock ’n’ roll band when he was sixteen years old.

September

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

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 New Jersey Historical Commission and generously funded by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

July

Historical Society presents Princeton’s Portrait
Exhibition of vintage photographs opens at two sites

Now on view at Bainbridge House and the Updike Farmstead, Princeton’s Portrait celebrates our town through extraordinary, vintage photographs, many never before exhibited. Drawn from HSP’s archives—a visual storehouse of Princeton history—they are an unparalleled view into the past.

Most of the photographs were taken just as photography blossomed, at the turn of the last century (and many are the product of Princeton’s esteemed Rose Photography Studio). At Bainbridge House, located in the heart of Princeton, the photos feature life in and around town.  In them, 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, 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.

“We are excited to share these gems from our collection at our two sites,” says Historical Society Executive Director Erin Dougherty. “Together, these images—evocative, moving, and memorable—remind us of the power of photographs to tell stories, and to bring history to life.”

Visit Bainbridge House and the Updike Farmstead to experience the full complement of these exceptional images. In 2016, HSP will bid farewell to Nassau Street and make the Farmstead its permanent home. The site—bucolic and restorative—is and will be the setting for dynamic programs, events, and exhibitions.

And for a lasting memory of these two unique exhibitions—and of Princeton past—reproductions of all the photographs on display are available for purchase for your home. Proceeds from sales help to support the educational work of the Historical Society.

Princeton’s Portrait: Vintage Photographs from the Historical Society of Princeton is now open at Bainbridge House during regular business hours of Wednesday through Sunday from noon-4pm. The exhibition at Updike Farmstead is on view during open hours the first Saturday of every month. Please visit on Saturday, August 2nd from noon-4pm. Admission is $4/person and always free for HSP Members.

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

ABOUT THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PRINCETON - The Historical Society of Princeton (HSP), founded in 1938, 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 princetonhistory.org.

 

 

April

Stress Reduction Program Offered at Updike Farmstead

April is Stress Awareness Month, and the Historical Society of Princeton is partnering with Lightsource Chiropractic to present a special program, “Learn the Top Five Solutions for Releasing Stress and Feeling Great From Now On!”

Chiropractor Dr. Jodi Dinnerman will give a presentation and demonstration on Saturday, April 5, from 2 to 3 PM. Participants will learn about the consequences of stress and how to make the necessary changes to live a healthier life. In addition, visitors will watch Dr. Jodi give a chiropractic adjustment to one lucky guest, walking the group through the entire process. The program is free, with museum admission ($4). There is no charge for Historical Society of Princeton Members.

Before or after the program, visitors are invited to browse the museum galleries and explore the peaceful, six acre farmstead, which is surrounded by 200 acres of preserved farmland. This is an opportunity to leave weekend chores behind, clear the mind, and participate in a community program at one of Princeton’s most beautiful sites. Updike Farmstead, a community resource offering education, timeless beauty and wonder, is open the first Saturday each month, from 12 to 4 PM. The address is 354 Quaker Road, Princeton.

Currently on view in the Farmhouse galleries are Concentric Circles of Influence: The Queenston Press Ten Crucial Days Portfolio, recent artwork from the A-Team Artists of Trenton and photographs by members of the Princeton Photography Club.

For more information, visit princetonhistory.org.

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.

ABOUT LIGHTSOURCE CHIROPRACTIC CENTER - Dr. Jodi Dinnerman was raised in Princeton, NJ. She earned a B.A. from Rutgers University in New Brunswick. She received her Doctorate from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She is also an active member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, a Professional Success Coach and  the founder of The Holistic Family Fun Day, a celebration of Holistic Pregnancy and Parenting. She is dedicated to educating and supporting individuals and families moving towards a holistic way of life. 

STRESS AWARENESS MONTH, sponsored by The Health Resource Network (HRN), a non-profit health education organization, is a national, cooperative effort to inform people about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions about stress that are prevalent in our society.  Held every April since 1992, health care professionals and health promotion experts across the country join forces to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic.

 

March

Updike Farmstead and Whole Earth Center partner for National Nutrition Month

In honor of National Nutrition Month, the Historical Society of Princeton is partnering with Whole Earth Center to present a special family program, “The Basics of Healthy Eating for You and Your Family.”

Bill Moran, Whole Earth’s customer service manager and former owner of the Tempting Tiger, a natural food deli, will give a presentation and Q&A on Saturday, March 1, at 12:15 PM. Participants will learn tips for planning a healthy diet that the whole family will enjoy. Children are invited to sit in on the program or participate in fun activities centered around the theme of healthy eating, including word games and a craft decorating their own Food Plate.

In addition to the program, Whole Earth is offering a special coupon offer for customers who attend the program:  $5 off a $25 purchase for OnePrinceton cardholders, and $2.50 off $25 for those without a OnePrinceton card. OnePrinceton links directly to your checking or savings account and works just like a debit card to pay at participating local businesses using your smartphone or a card. When you pay with OnePrinceton, 1% of every transaction goes to the local non-profit organization of your choice. For more information, visit www.oneprinceton.com and select Historical Society of Princeton as your designated non-profit!
Following the program, families are invited to work together on an indoor/outdoor scavenger hunt that promotes  physical activity. The Historical Society of Princeton is an official Let’s Move Museum, part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation and to “raise a healthier generation of kids.” Visitors are also encouraged to bring a nutritious canned good or boxed cereal; the collection will be donated to HomeFront.

Updike Farmstead is open the first Saturday each month, from 12 to 4 PM. Currently on view in the Farmhouse galleries are Concentric Circles of Influence: The Queenston Press Ten Crucial Days Portfolio, recent artwork from the A-Team Artists of Trenton and photographs by the members of the Princeton Photography Club. Admission is $4, which includes all special activities.

 For more information, visit princetonhistory.org.

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.

ABOUT THE WHOLE EARTH CENTER - Started in 1970, the Whole Earth Center is a community-based natural foods store that features an in-house whole grain bakery, vegetarian deli, and 100% organic produce department. Founded by a group of local environmental activists, the store has two goals: to provide a place where Princeton-area residents can buy environmentally friendly foods and household products and to generate money to fund environmental projects and organizations. 360 Nassau Street, Princeton. www.wholeearthcenter.com

NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH is a nutrition education and information campaign held annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

 

January

Mary Stumpf at the Battle of Princeton (Rescheduled)