SCHOLARSHIPS EDUCATION CAMARADERIE NETWORKING
Our September speaker, Jill M. Barry, Executive Director of Morven Museum and Garden, will speak to us on the topic, “Historic Morven — A Window into America’s Past and Future.” Beginning with an introduction of Richard Stockton, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and his wife, Annis Boudinot Stockton, one of the first female published poets in America, she will lead us through the generations, including the three generations of enslaved, who lived and worked at Morven which became the residence of New Jersey Governors from the 1950’s through 1982.
During her five-year tenure at Morven, Jill Barry has overseen the building of the $5.6 million building where we are now meeting as well as the renovation of the permanent collection of history galleries at the Museum. The site now represents everyone who lived and worked in this historic building leading the interpretation trend in historic sites. With 25 years of cultural experience, she is an advocate for the transformational power of the arts.