Open Archive: Farming the Garden State

Date(s) - November 13, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Princeton Public Library, Newsroom and Discovery Center
65 Witherspoon Street

Did you know that, throughout the 1800s, almost 50% of New Jersey was farmland? Stop by the Discovery Center to explore ledgers, bills, and other ephemera  that illustrate Princeton’s important agricultural past.

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. Come and go as you please during this event!

Co-presented by the Princeton Public Library.