Programs for Children/Families

Hear My Voice: Fighting for Women’s Right to Vote
April 6 at 4:00 PM

Join us for a live performance of Hear My Voice: Fighting for Women’s Right to Vote, a program from Living Voices that brings to life the struggle of women in the United States to attain suffrage. Hear My Voice tells the story of the women’s suffrage movement and suffragist Alice Paul through the eyes of a young activist dedicated to equality for women. Through live performance, dynamic archival film footage, and facilitated dialogue, Hear My Voice leads audiences on an engaging and powerful multi-media journey.
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Recommended for 4th grade to adult audiences.
Free; click here to register. Reservations are required, as space is limited.

Building Princeton 
April 19, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Building Princeton (using 70,000 LEGO building blocks) is an exciting, hands-on way to increase awareness of the town’s rich architectural heritage. Fifty teams will each receive a photograph and story of a historic building, which they will build within the 2-hour program. When the models are finished, they will be placed on a giant map of Princeton, providing an amazing aerial view of the town.

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

REGISTRATION IS MADE AS A TEAM. (A team consists of up to 4 people, with at least 1 adult. For example, one parent with two kids should select a quantity of ONE.)  $25 per team. Click here to register.

The MAGIC and HISTORY of Marquand Park
May 2 at 11:00 AM

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!

Join Roland and Pam Machold, of the Marquand Park Foundation, as they share the history of the property and highlight the native and exotic trees in the collection.

Free; click here for tickets. Reservations are required, as space is limited.

 

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