“Green Oval” Digital Tour Presentation

Date(s) - August 8, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Updike Farmstead
354 Quaker Road

Ever wonder what the green ovals on selected buildings in Princeton mean? These plaques, installed as part of the Historical Society of Princeton’s celebration of the Bicentennial in 1976, signify some of Princeton’s oldest remaining buildings.

This August, HSP will launch a digital tour of all remaining “green oval buildings” on its mobile app. The tour has been researched and designed by Princeton University history student and HSP’s Derian/ProCES Summer Intern, Abbie Minard. The work began in a Fall 2018 Princeton University archaeology course.

To celebrate this launch, join Abbie for a talk exploring the “green oval buildings” and offering a snapshot of 18th-century life in Princeton, including stories of Loyalists and Revolutionary War soldiers, tradespeople, Continental Congressmen, early farmers, and Princeton’s enslaved residents, among many others.

Free; light refreshments will be served. Registration is requested below, as space is limited. 


This event is fully booked.