Princeton Roots Tour

Join us for a free private tour of William Tennent’s house (which originally housed the Log College), the adjacent site where the Log College building once stood, Tennent’s gravesite, and the church in which his two sons (who also traveled to the UK


 
 This is a Free Event

Co-sponsored by the Princetoniana Committee of the Alumni Council
Princeton Area Alumni Association,
&
The Princeton Club of Philadelphia. 
 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th
 
TOUR BEGINS @10:00AM
 
 
 

The Log College in Neshaminy, PA, is part of the DNA of Princeton.  It operated from 1726 to 1745 under the tutelage of William Tennent.  After he died, 5 of the College's alumni and faculty, including Tennent's two sons, joined Jonathan Dickinson in 1746 in Elizabeth, NJ, and became the inaugural Trustees of the newly-chartered College of New Jersey.  While a plaque on Nassau Hall talks about the Log College as a direct predecessor of Princeton, the relationship is more indirect.  We will have a free private tour of William Tennent’s house (which originally housed the Log College), the adjacent site where the Log College building once stood, Tennent’s gravesite, and the church in which his two sons (who also traveled to the UK to raise funds for building Nassau Hall) first preached.

 


 

TOUR SCHEDULE STARTING @ 10:00AM:

 

 

We will start at the Neshaminy Cemetery 1495 West Bristol Road; Warminster, PA 18974, where William Tennent is buried ( https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/19255738/william-tennent

https://www.localcemeteries.net/bucks-county/2018/7/30/neshaminy-warwick-cemetery)

 

        Then we’ll go to the Neshaminy-Warwick Presbyterian Church; 1401 Meetinghouse Road, Warminster PA 18974 Tel: 215-343-6060, where William Tennent’s sons (2 of the initial trustees of Princeton, and who did the fundraising for building Nassau Hall) preached their first sermons (http://www.nwpc.net/)

 

         Then to the William Tennent House, 880 Old York Road (PA 263), where he lived, and where the Log College was housed from 1727 to about 1735)  https://williamtennenthouse.org/

 

          The sign on the road where the Log College was situated from 1736-1745, is near 885 Old York Road.  https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=21486

          

Then drive some back roads in Bucks CountyWe will end up at Conshohocken Brewery run by Ken Buonocore ’08, for some optional libations.


 


Please let Sev Onyshkevych '83 know if you are planning

 

to attend or have any questions. 

 

vsevolod@alumni.princeton.edu

 

Subsequent “Roots” tours of the original locations of the College of New Jersey in Elizabeth and Newark are anticipated to follow …