As of 3/19/2020, the Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs at Shippen Manor will be closed for now due to the corona virus outbreak (as per State of NJ orders). If there will be any changes to our schedule of events for 2020, it will be posted at our event page (warrenparks.com/wcchc/events) and Facebook. Wishing you health and wellness.
SPECIAL PROJECT: DOCUMENTING COVID-19
Shippen Manor and the Cultural and Heritage Affairs Office knows that this is an extraordinary time that we are living in. And, since this is a unique event to our lifetimes, our intent is to document it for posterity. The project is about documenting how Covid-19 has impacted the residents of Warren County through the collection of photographs and stories. In doing so, we can record how our residents are dealing with Covid-19 while at home and as essential workers. Send in photographs about how you and your family are keeping busy during this time, such as chalk drawings in your driveway, making masks at home, pictures of you or your loved ones in masks, signs and posters, empty parking lots, etc. We will then comprise a display to be posted here as well as on our Facebook (@ShippenManor) once we have gathered enough photographs. Please be mindful of social distancing rules as well.
If you have a story to tell that you want to share, please feel free to send that to us as well. In turn, by submitting photographs and your stories, you are giving the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Affairs office permission to use these images and stories about you, your friends, children and grand children, etc.for historical and documentary purposes and to display on our Facebook and website.
Please include your name, town where the pictures were taken, and description of your photograph(s). Stories should be saved in Word or PDF so that we can easily save digital copies. You may send these to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are hoping to post the collage, photo album, etc., for the public to view once the documentation has been compiled. Help us to document this significant time.
5/13/2020: The deadline has been extended for submissions until Aug 2020.
Welcome to Shippen Manor
Shippen Manor, the restored 18th century iron master’s mansion, is located 1/4 mile west of the Route 31/Wall Street intersection in Oxford, on Belvidere Avenue. Parking is limited and visitors are encouraged to park on nearby Washington Avenue. Handicapped parking is available at the Manor. There is no admission fee.
For the time being, the museum is closed to visitors due to Covid-19 closings. We will be sure to let you know when we reopen to the public. Once we do, safety guidelines will be posted for our visitors.
For further information, please call (908) 453-4381
Group Tours / Field Trips
For the time being, Shippen Manor is unable to give tours and provide field trips as we are closed due to Covid. Once the museum is open and safety measures are implemented, then we can revisit private tours and trips.
The museum is open the first and second Sundays from April to December, from 1-4 pm (unless a full-day event that runs 11am-pm), excluding holidays. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.
Field trips for school classes & special groups are available; reservations are required for group tours. Please call the office (908) 453-4381, to schedule a group tour. Space is limited to 15 individuals per tour group/docent.
School tours are scheduled September – November and April – June mornings. Tours dependent upon availability of our docents. Tours for April-June are cancelled due to Covid-19.
Group tours are scheduled during the week, between 10 am – 2 pm, excluding holidays. Tours depending upon availability of docents.
Shippen Manor Museum Brochure
Warren County Senior Winners at 53rd Annual State Show
The Warren County Department of Land Preservation, Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs is pleased to announce that two artists from Warren County have been selected as award winners in the State’s 53rd Annual NJ Senior Citizen Art Show. Winning artists from Warren County are:
This show, featuring almost 300 pieces of artwork, is currently on display in the main building of Meadow Lakes Senior Living, 300 Meadow Lakes, East Windsor, NJ. It will remain on display and open to the public Mondays through Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm, until Thursday, October 24, 2019.
Exhibiting artists this year ranged in age from 60 to 101. Artwork in eleven categories is represented, created by professional and non-professional artists. A three-person panel of art experts juried the show, selecting first, second, and third place winners and honorable mentions in each category.
The annual exhibit is a co-sponsored project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Mercer County’s Division of Culture & Heritage, and is the culmination of a year of county-based Senior Citizen Art Shows held throughout the state. All the work on display represents First Place winners from the county shows. Warren County’s Division of Aging and Disability Services and the Department of Land Preservation, Division of Cultural & Heritage Affairs partnered to present our County Winners for this competitive 53rd Annual State Show.
The public can view the show, free of charge, during viewing hours. Groups of 6 or more must contact Meadow Lakes in advance by calling (609) 448-4100. Directions can be found on the Meadow Lakes website at: https://meadowlakesonline.org/
This program is made possible with Cosponsored Project grant funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, with additional support from the County of Mercer, Meadow Lakes (a Springpoint Senior Living Community) and the New Jersey Association of Area Agencies on Aging.