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You Can Meet Einstein On One of Our Tours? (yep! and he’s hysterical!)

  Einstein lived in Princeton from 1933 until 1955.  On our tours,  we take you to the most beautiful parts of campus and surrounding neighborhoods – including his homes.   For groups who want to add a genius touch to their experience, our local re-enactor does an amazing balance of presenting a thoughtful review of Albert’s…

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July 27, 2022

TODAY, only FOREVER AGO, the Bikini was invented! (Yes, Princeton was all over that too!)

Today, in 1946, French designer Louis Reard showcased a two-piece swimsuit at a Parisian swimming club and called it  “the bikini,”  (The name was inspired by the  U.S. atomic test at Bikini Atoll that same week.  I KNOW!  I LOVE THIS STUFF!) Anyhoo, did you know the first year Princeton went coeducational, June Fletcher was…

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July 5, 2022

LAWN PARTIES …… THE FINAL RESTING PLACE FOR THE LAST TRAIN ROBBERY IN AMERICA!

On the Friday afternoon of Houseparties in 1963, Tiger desperadoes swung into action to pull off the last train robbery in America! A car was parked across the Dinky line,  Four horses were rented from a nearby stable ….. Masks and ­six-shooters acquired …… “Victims” prepared ……  The Great Train Robbery went off like clockwork,…

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May 1, 2022

Princeton University Comes in First So Many Times ….. and in so many ways! (we LOVE it!)

Today, only FOREVER AGO (1760 for the truth seekers), Princeton University published its first catalog, writing that “A large and well-sorted Collection of Books on the various Branches of Literature, is the most ornamental and useful Furniture of a College… If [students] have Books always at Hand to consult upon every Subject that may occur…

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January 29, 2022

in honor of NATIONAL SQUIRREL DAY ….

    In honor of Squirrel Appreciation Day we had to give the famous Princeton black squirrels a shout out!  Clearly the tiger is the official mascot of the school but most would agree the black squirrels of Princeton come in first as the most beloved unofficial representative of the ivy league powerhouse!   Did…

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January 21, 2022

Princeton Had Their Own Tea Party? Yep and We’ve All the Tea on the Situation!

      Everyone knows about the famous Boston Tea Party, but did you know days later, on a cold night in January, 1774, Princeton College students had their own demonstration against the King?  TRUE! The students broke into the College’s storeroom, and then, as described by student Charles Beatty, “gathered all the steward’s winter…

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December 16, 2021

THIS JUST IN! REINDEER LOVE VISITING PRINCETON THE MOST!

Here’s a snippet of my brief but thrilling interview with Santa!: ME:   Can you tell me WHY Rudolph and the Team love Princeton the most?   SANTA:  Well, I know you like the inside scoop on everything so I’ll tell you the truth.   Rudolph and the Team like Princeton because YOU ARE A…

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December 10, 2021

m not crushin’ on Matt Damon but I AM SO CRUSHIN’ ON GEORGE DANTZIG! 

Why?  Because he’s the newest smartypants I’ve researched silly! Y’all probably know that George was an American mathematical scientist and Princeton professor who made important contributions to operations research, computer science, economics and statistics.  He was among the first to work at Mathematica which, frankly, not many people know about but I have a crush…

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November 10, 2021

Introducing our Self Guided Walking Tour about Albert Einstein!

Be your own tour guide and weave yourself through Einstein’s storybook town! Our self guided map of 12 essential stops will lead you to Albert Einstein’s homes, monument, favorite hang outs and even his hairdresser’s home! We’ve priced the map at $3.14 because Einstein was born on March 14th …. the numeric equivalent of Pi! …

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October 26, 2021

Did You Know the Emmys Wouldn’t Exist Without Princeton? TRUE!

    (yes, that’s me with a REAL Emmy – if ever get my own, i’ll tone down the grin ….) Ever wonder why it’s called the “Emmy”?  ME TOO!   It was almost called the “Ike”, a nickname for the iconoscope: the first television camera. Since that name was already associated with Dwight Eisenhower, the Academy…

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September 18, 2021

If My Mom Had Been a REAL Tiger Mom

  I’d be on BROADWAY instead of the sidewalks of Princeton! (This is my mom and she just nagged me to blog more …..  this photo of her is my emotional emancipation move) Anyhoo, for all you COMMITTED PRINCETON MOMS out there who want to provide A SURE FIRE WAY FOR YOUR CHILD to  GET…

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September 4, 2021

Happy Birthday Henry Ford!

 Today is the birthday of Henry Ford, American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company.    Ford did not invent the automobile, but he developed and manufactured the first automobile that many middle class Americans could afford to buy.  As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people…

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July 30, 2021