Day 3 is in the books! (For posts on Day 1 and 2 click here).
We covered a lot of content today. I spent the morning lecturing on the seventeenth-century Chesapeake. After lunch, we started on the Puritans and Massachusetts Bay. Nate continues to spend the afternoons working with teachers on their colonial-era lesson plans.
Tonight we took an informal tour of Princeton’s Presbyterian Cemetery where we visited the graves of Aaron Burr Sr., Jonathan Edwards, Samuel Davies, Samuel Finley, John Withersoon, Aaron Burr Jr., Grover Cleveland (and his daughter “Baby Ruth”), B.B. Warfield, and others. We also ran into the eminent early American religious historian Thomas Kidd. Tommy is in town leading a Witherspoon Institute seminar on religion and the founding era.
Participant Matt Lakemacher gets the award for the best tweet from the cemetery:
— Mr. Lakemacher (@mrlakemacher) July 25, 2018
After the cemetery visit, several of us walked over to Morven, the eighteenth-century home of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. We also stopped at the Princeton Battle Monument.
It is these informal moments with the teachers that I enjoy most about the Princeton Seminar.
Here are some pics:
We are in Philadelphia today. Stay tuned for a report.