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Witherspoon-Jackson Gateway Exhibition

December 9, 2023 - May 31, 2024

The Arts Council of Princeton proudly presents a new public art installation, Gateway Exhibition of our Witherspoon-Jackson Neighborhood, honoring Princeton’s 20th Historic District.
 
Installed along our fence between Green and Robeson Place, the project displays an intimate sampling of photographic reproductions of cultural artifacts. This long-term installation will be on view through Spring 2024.
 
The Witherspoon-Jackson Neighborhood is rich in historical significance and has been a vital part of the fabric of the town of Princeton. Shirley Satterfield, — member of the Commission of the Princeton Historical Preservation, Board Secretary of the Paul Robeson House of Princeton, and director of the Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society — worked in close partnership with the Arts Council of Princeton to identify 17 artifacts that tell the story of the vibrant Witherspoon-Jackson Neighborhood and serve to preserve its history.
 
Each of the 17 plaques contains a floating image over the “Plan of Princeton” map compiled and drawn by C.L. Fulton, C.E. in 1895. Transcribed next to each object, Satterfield describes its prominence and historic relevance and ACP has included some additional historical information to develop context.
 
This project was created with support from the Mercer County Division of Culture & Heritage and in partnership with the Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society. Learn more about their important work here.

Details

Start:
December 9, 2023
End:
May 31
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Venue

Arts Council Parking Lot
102 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States