Open Archive: On the Delaware & Raritan Canal

Date(s) - June 12, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Princeton Public Library, Newsroom and Discovery Center
65 Witherspoon Street


Since its creation in 1831, the D&R Canal has been a Princeton fixture. Stop by the Discovery Center to explore documents and other materials that reveal how this manmade body of water altered the local landscape and community.

The Historical Society of Princeton’s Open Archive series allows visitors to interact with little-seen artifacts and documents from HSP’s vast collection. Featuring a different theme each time, these events present historical material with minimal interpretation (no labels or glass boxes here!) and encourage visitors to make observations, ask questions, and be the historian themselves. HSP’s Curator of Collections and Research will be on hand to share information and answer any questions.

Co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and the Historical Society of Princeton.