Historical Society of Princeton prepares to leave longtime Nassau Street location

By Philip Sean Curran, Staff Writer
The Historical Society of Princeton is leaving Nassau Street at the end of November after nearly 50 years, as the organization moves to Quaker Road.
The Society is in the midst of relocating to Updike Farmstead, property the organization owns, in time to open there Jan.4.
“After many years of anticipating our relocation to the Farmstead, we are thrilled to be making the transition in December,” Society executive director Erin Dougherty said by email Friday.
“Our Board of Trustees, staff, and volunteers have worked hard to develop a beautiful history museum in our Farmhouse, and we look forward to showcasing our new Einstein Salon and Innovators Gallery for visitors starting in January,” she said. “We’ve enjoyed tremendous support from so many people, and we encourage people to come and enjoy the site and visit us in 2016.”
The Society has been in its current location, the Bainbridge House, since 1967. The 18th-century-building is owned by Princeton University, although it was not immediately known how the school plans to re-purpose it after the Society leaves.