Open Archive: Trolleys, Trains, and Transit

Date(s) - April 17, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Princeton Public Library, Discovery Center


Princeton has always drawn its significance as a town from its centrality between major metropolises and the transportation that brings residents there. Stop by the Discovery Center to explore broadsides, timetables, and other original materials that illustrate how integral transit was and is to Princeton life and identity, from the expected to the unexpected.

Collection of the Historical Society of Princeton

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.

This program is presented in conjunction with the Princeton Migrations Project, a community-wide investigation of the theme of migration taking place throughout Princeton from February through May, 2018. Spearheaded by the Princeton University Art Museum, the project includes exhibitions, readings, residencies, performances, lectures, workshops, and community actions presented by more than 20 community partners and a host of campus organizations.