Adult Programs

Celebrating Washington’s Birthday: NJ Colonial Architecture

Thursday, February 23 7:00p.m.

Updike Farmstead, 354 Quaker Road, Princeton


In honor of George Washington’s birthday, the Historical Society of Princeton and the Princeton Battlefield Society are pleased to present an illustrated talk by author David Veasey on New Jersey's wide variety of colonial architecture; local buildings include Rockingham, Nassau Hall, Bainbridge House, Morven, and the Thomas Clarke House. A brief history of George Washington’s ties to these structures during the American Revolution will introduce the program.

Copies of the book, New Jersey's Colonial Architecture Told in 100 Buildings, will be available for $20.

Space is limited; RSVP to or call (609) 921-6748 x102.


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Visit to access a digital version of the Albert E. Hinds Memorial Walking Tour: African American Life in Princeton through your smart phone. Developed and narrated by Shirley Satterfield, a resident of the community and member of the first integrated class at Nassau School.

Princeton’s African American community has withstood segregated schooling and theatres, limited employment opportunities, escalating housing costs and the subtle, but powerful, effects of racial discrimination. The memories of struggle, and of past accomplishments, remind everyone that progress is an on-going process that must be taken on my new generations to come.

Experience a one of a kind tour of the historic Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood that gives you the history below Nassau Street. Learn about the “Princeton Plan” that desegregated schools at the site of the Witherspoon Street School for Colored Children; hear about the life of Paul Robeson at his birthplace; and visit Birch Avenue, where many houses were moved when the establishment of Palmer Square demolished much of the historic Black neighborhood across from the University.

HSP received a project grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, to support this project.