Travel the D&R Canal with historian Linda Barth

Travel the D&R Canal with historian Linda Barth

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Morven Museum & Garden

55 Stockton St

Princeton, NJ 08540

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Local Historian Linda Barth, a longtime canal expert, will share highlights and details about the Delaware and Raritan canal

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Local Historian Linda Barth, a longtime canal expert, will share highlights and details about the Delaware and Raritan canal in this hybrid (virtual and in person event)

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.

Uppermost Image: Historic American Engineering Record, C. (1968) Delaware & Raritan Canal, Lock 4, .2 mile south of Lalor Street, Trenton, Mercer County, NJ. New Jersey Trenton Mercer County, 1968. Milley, K., trans Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/nj1718/.

Image above: Robert F. Stockton, 1851. Thomas Sully (1783–1872). Morven Collection.

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