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Open Archive: On the Delaware & Raritan Canal

Wednesday, June 12, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Since its creation in 1831, the D&R Canal has been a Princeton fixture. Stop by the Discovery Center to explore documents and other materials that reveal how this man-made body of water altered the local landscape and community.

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 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 questions.

Co-sponsored by the library and the Historical Society of Princeton.

Presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

Details

Date:
Wednesday, June 12
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Discovery Center – Second Floor
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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Other

In-House Program Category
Event
In-House Program Category 2
NEH
Staff Contact
Hannah Schmidl
Setup Required
clear discovery center by 6pm, wipe tables, take tall chairs away from tables
Summary
Since its creation in 1831, the D&R Canal has been a Princeton fixture. Stop by the Discovery Center to explore documents and other materials that reveal how this man-made body of water altered the local landscape and community. The Historical Society of Princeton’s Open Archive series allows visitors to interact with little-seen artifacts and documents from the Historical Society's vast collection. Featuring a different theme each time, these events present historical material with minimal interpretation 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. Co-sponsored by the library and the Historical Society of Princeton.
Co-Presenters
Historical Society of Princeton
Series
None
Platforms for Promotion
Connections
Promotional Materials
Handbill (5.5 x 8.5)
Max Number of Attendees
60
Age Groups
Adult, All Ages
Status of Post
P - Ready for M to Edit
Connections Section
Adults