Art sale to benefit New Jersey’s first governor’s mansion Morven

This weekend, the public is invited to attend Morven in May, a fundraising event for the museum’s exhibitions, historic gardens and education programs.

The event includes a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary fine crafts by 35 artisans. These artworks include glass, ceramics, decorative and wearable fiber, mixed media, jewelry, furniture and basketry. You can see a list of all 35 artists on the Morven site.

It also includes an extensive heirloom plant sale, also on the museum’s Great Lawn, which faces Route 206 in Princeton, NJ.

Originally constructed in the 1750s, Morven has been home to one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and later became New Jersey’s first governor’s mansion, before being replaced by Drumthwacket in 1981.  

Morven in May is open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3. The museum also is hosting a preview garden party tonight from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

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