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Free – $10

Rochambeau at Morven: A VIRTUAL evening with Historian Bob Selig

August 12, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Map of the French encampment in Princeton drawn by Louis Alexandre Berthier. The original map is owned by Princeton University.

Join us for an evening with renowned historian and author Robert A. Selig, PhD, as he presents a special talk just for Morven.

Comte de Rochambeau from “Galerie des Batailles” in the Chateau de Versailles in France.

This virtual program will include highlights and history surrounding the encampment of Rochambeau’s army of 5,000 men on the grounds of Morven between August 29-31., 1781 to commemorate the 240th anniversary of this march.

Marshal Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, led the French expeditionary forces through Princeton in August 1781 to help the Continental Army capture Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown. Marching from Phillipsburg, NY, across New Jersey on separate routes, the allied forces united just north of Princeton, followed by the encampment of Rochambeau’s army of 5,000 men on the grounds of Morven on August 29-31, 1781.

Personal Zoom link will be emailed the day of this event. A recording of this lecture will be sent to all registrants following the event. Questions may be sent to dlampertrudman@morven.org prior to the program

Noteworthy: there is a monument to Rochambeau’s encampment on the grounds of Trinity Church in Princeton, NJ




Morven Museum & Garden
(609) 924-8144 ext. 106