Social distancing is leaving us all a little stir-crazy. Though we’re trying to keep busy by staying active and working from home, it’s easy to fall into a rut. Instead of binging the latest from Netflix, trying “walking” through some of the history that makes up Mercer. Until we meet again, we think you’ll love these unique virtual experiences.

Historical Society of Princeton

https://princetonhistory.org/visit/digitaltours/ 

Explore Princeton’s most notable, and hidden places with the Princeton digital walking tour.  Or for those rainy days, check out several of their historical virtual tours! History can be fun, even digitally. Get the kids involved too!

An angled view of Updike Famrhouse

 

Old Barracks Museum

https://www.barracks.org/exhibits.html

The Old Barracks has two digital tours available: "When Women Vote: The Old Barracks and the Anti-Suffrage Movement", and "Necessary and Proper for the Public Good,” along with collection highlights showing over 2,000 artifacts in the Permanent Collection! As an added perk, they’re asking students and kids to email their historical interpreters their questions about history to help out the incredible challenge of teaching at home. Questions will be answered online. Visit barracks.org/askthebarracks for more information.

An interior view of the old barracks muesum

 Photo via communitynews.org

 

Princeton Tour Company: Self-Guided Tour

https://princetontourcompany.com/tours/self-guided-audio-tour/

This tour can not only be enjoyed on Princeton’s campus (which is currently still open but with zero access to buildings), but it can be viewed at home as well on your smartphone. You can learn about how the university came to Princeton and how Einstein did as well, along with checking out all his favorite hangout spots. It’s narrated with fun facts and a great escape for anyone right now.

Princeton Tour Company: Self-Guided Tour artwork

Photo via princetontourcompany.com

 

Bonus: Online Events with Princeton University Art Museum

https://artmuseum.princeton.edu

This Thursday join Sir David Adjaya and Museum Director James Steward about the power of architecture and it’s capacities to offer solace, to convey grace, to shape place and even to improve the world.

Also be sure to enjoy the weekly free online art-making experience. Classes are taught by artist-instructor Barber DiLorenzo over Zoom so you can join live from your home. The lessons feature works from the Museum’s collection as well. Enjoy!

A person sketching a samurai warrior in pencil

Photo via https://www.facebook.com/events/583197099001166/

 

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Also be sure to check out our Princeton at Home Virtual Tours and Experiences here. We’re in this together!