As Morven Museum & Garden prepares to reinstall its permanent collections for the first time since it opened 2004, the museum seeks oral histories and anecdotes from former residents, guests, employees, and community.
“We have been collecting oral histories and antidotes from former residents and guests and suspect that there are more people out there with wonderful information we want to document,” says Jill Barry, Morven’s executive director. “As time passes, we risk losing these valuable stories that will enhance our visitor’s imagination about what it was like to live or work here when Morven was a private residence.”
People with stories, photographs, or memorabilia from the time when Robert Wood Johnson lived at Morven (1928-1944) or during the governors’ era at Morven (1945-1982) may contact Morven at 609-924-8144 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Villagers Theater is holding auditions for their February production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” on Mondays, November 13, and November 20, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the theater, 475 Demott Lane, Somerset. Prepare 32 bars of an uptempo musical piece and prep a short comedy story. Registration is required. Visit www.villagerstheatre.com.
The Capital Singers of Trenton are hosting an open rehearsal for their December Winter Songs concert on Sunday, November 16, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Trenton. Openings for all voice parts are available. Call 609-434-2781.
Princeton YMCA is accepting donations for their St. Nicholas Project, which provides holiday gifts to local families in need. Toys, clothes, gift cards, and food are welcome. Contact Jachera at email@example.com by Friday, November 17, to register and you will be provided with a “wish list” for a family and/or individual.
One Yoga Center is holding a clothing drive to benefit the Rescue Mission of Trenton. They are looking for cold weather clothes in all sizes. Clothes can be dropped off at 156 South Main Street, Hightstown, through Monday, November 20. Visit www.oneyogacenter.net for information.