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“Princeton: America’s Campus”
A Lecture by W. Barksdale Maynard

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Admission is FREE


Princeton University's Pyne Hall, Courtesy: New Jersey State Archives

Founded in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest university and one of the most beautiful places in the county. Although widely admired as a bastion of intellectual cultivation for world leaders, the stories of Princeton’s Gothic buildings and the men behind their design are largely unknown.

Who were the men whose vision and cultural backgrounds shaped the University's exterior? How do aesthetics shape character and remind one of the past? An exploration of architectural and social history, Princeton: America's Campus by W. Barksdale Maynard addresses these questions while telling the story of generations of influential men responsible for the University's Collegiate Gothic design.

Join us at Drumthwacket, the former estate of the prominent Princeton University benefactor
Moses Taylor Pyne, and now the official residence of the Governor, for the Commission's series New in New Jersey.

To be part of this unique event, register today.