Join Paul Soltis, the New Jersey State Park Service's historian for Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Sites in Somerville, as he explores the Jersey Dutch origins of the Hardenbergh and Rutgers families, the academic tradition of New Jersey's colonial colleges that encouraged Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh's ornithology, and the landscapes preserved in New Jersey State Parks & Forests today that inspired Hardenbergh's art. This Virtual program is presented in concert with Morven's current exhibition In Nature's Realm, The Art of Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh on view through January 9, 2022.
Soltis' virtual "Hardenbergh Hike through History" takes place at Old Dutch Parsonage State Historic Site and a personal Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day of this event. A recording will be sent to all ticketholders following the program.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the program
Funding for In Nature's Realm, The Art of Gerard Rutgers Hardenberghhas been provided, in part, by The Hess Foundation, Fulton Bank, Liza & Schuyler Morehouse, Lisa & Michael Ullmann, and Bob N. Wilson & Michele Plante.
This exhibition is made possible, in part, by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Commissioners and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.
Debra Lampert-Rudman, Curator of Education and Public Programs, Morven Museum & Garden