Travel the D&R Canal with Historian Linda Barth (Morven Museum & Garden, Thursday, August 18, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.)

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Some topics to be covered include:

  • Did you know that Morven's Commodore Robert Stockton was instrumental in the creation of the Delaware and Raritan Canal Commission ?
  • Did you know that for more than 170 years, the Delaware and Raritan Canal has meandered across the narrow waist of New Jersey?
  • Did you know that the D&R was one of our nation’s most successful towpath canals, carrying more tonnage in 1866 than the more famous Erie Canal?
  • Did you know that Johnson & Johnson, Roebling, and Fleischmann’s Distillery all had their start along the D&R?
  • And did you know that the canal provides the people of central New Jersey with both a water supply and a premier recreational facility?

Doors open for in-person event featuring Linda Barth at 6:00 p.m. in the Stockton Education Center at Morven. Q&A for both live and virtual attendees follows the lecture.

Virtual program waiting room opens at 6:00 p.m.

The live and virtual program begins at 6:30 p.m. - This part of the evening will be hybrid - both live and online. Zoom link shared day of program to all virtual ticketholders. Zoom recording provided following the program.


A National Historic Landmark, Morven is unique in that it was home to many remarkable people. For nearly 300 years Morven has played a role in the history of New Jersey and the nation. Originally part of a 5,500-acre tract purchased from William Penn in 1701 by the Stockton family, it is the home of Richard Stockton, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, and is the only home of a New Jersey signer which is highly interpreted and open regularly to the public. As well as serving as a Stockton homestead for several generations into the 20th century, and home to generations of enslaved men and women, Morven was home to the families and household staff of Robert Wood Johnson, Jr., and five New Jersey Governors through 1982 as New Jersey’s first Governor’s Mansion.

Morven Museum & Garden showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Garden State through regular exhibitions, educational programs and special events. Situated on five pristine acres in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey, Morven is located at 55 Stockton Street, and is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Historic gardens are open daily until dusk.

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