Programs for Children/Families

Building Princeton

A virtual tour was held the week of April 13-19. 
Click here to see the finished work of our participants.

Building Princeton (using 70,000 LEGO building blocks) is an exciting, hands-on way to increase awareness of the town’s rich architectural heritage. 

Recommended for 8-12 year-olds, but all ages are encouraged to participate.

 

The MAGIC and HISTORY of Marquand Park

In 1953, the Marquand family donated 17 acres of their estate, Guernsey Hall, to the municipality of Princeton to serve as an arboretum and passive recreation park.  Once part of a 30-acre farm owned by Judge Richard Stockton Field, Marquand Park is home to more that 140 difference tree specimens, some dating back over 170 years!

Click here to view the Marquand Park Foundation’s Google Earth tour, highlighting historic trees from the time of Judge Field, to recent plantings of rare specimens. 

 

19th Century Base Ball Game
June  27 at 11:00 AM

Calling all baseball-lovers and history-buffs: the Historical Society of Princeton’s annual event is part game, part show, part history lesson and ALL fun! Free and open to all, spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Two vintage base ball teams, the Flemington Neshanock and Monmouth Furnace, will play competitive matches of bare-handed baseball, wearing period uniforms and using rules from 1864 or 1873. Spectators are welcome to ask questions about the history of the game and have the opportunity to take batting practice between games!

No registration required!

Location: Greenway Meadows Park, 275 Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ

 

Past Events:

Building Princeton
April 14, 2019

     

HistoryFest
October 6, 2019