Open Archive: Memorializing Princeton’s History

Date(s) - December 3, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Princeton Public Library, Discovery Center
65 Witherspoon Street

Unveiling of a monument to General Hugh Mercer, 1897

The monuments and memorials found throughout Princeton take various forms—from trees to sculptures to green ovals on buildings. Stop by the Discovery Center to explore documents and artifacts that reveal the history behind these commemorations.

The Historical Society of Princeton’s Open Archive series allows visitors to interact with rare and 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.