Garden State History Garden Opening

Date(s) - May 19, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Updike Farmstead
354 Quaker Road

Join us for a free, family-friendly opening event, unveiling a brand-new exhibition in the Sipprelle Unity Garden at Updike Farmstead, the Garden State History Garden.

Ongoing from 1 pm to 4 pm:

  • Use the HSP mobile app to explore the new Garden State History Garden, a living, growing display of Princeton and New Jersey’s agricultural history, including stories about farming during wartime, gentleman farmers, and the Poor Farm workhouse in northern Princeton, among many others.
  • Participate in a garden craft for children
  • Complete a scavenger hunt around the Updike Farmstead grounds
  • Bring a picnic lunch or snack to enjoy on the property

At 2:00 pm:

Enjoy a screening of Farming in New Jersey’s Millstone Valley: Past and Present in the Wojciechowicz Barn followed by a panel discussion.

  • Produced by the Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition of Rocky Hill (MVP), in association with the Van Harlingen Historical Society of Montgomery, the 35-minute video documentary describes the 300-year agricultural history of the area, culminating with the local farm-to-table movement. MVP Coalition President Brad Fay will introduce the film.
  • A panel discussion about women in farming today will follow the film, featuring:
    • Pam Mount, Terhune Orchards
    • Maia Saito, Cherry Valley Pastures at Cherry Valley Coop
    • Stephanie Harris, President, NJ Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association
    • Tessa Lowinske Desmond, Princeton University research scholar in the Program in American Studies

Support for the Garden State History Garden is provided by the Church & Dwight Employee Giving Fund.