I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie

What: Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie 

Where: 299 Parkside Ave. 
            Trenton, NJ 

Who: All ages

The Trenton City Museum at Ellerslie is located in the middle of Cadwalader Park. The house was built as a home for industrialist, Henry McCall. At one time it was even the monkey house for a zoo that was located in the park. The current museum open in 1978.

The first floor of the museum houses a rotating series of art exhibits. The current exhibit revolves around women artists. This exhibit can also be accessed online. The second floor has an exhibit on Trenton-made pottery. At one time, the city was one of the biggest pottery centers in the United States and was home to numerous pottery factories. The Gilded Age Parlor is an exhibit that features furniture and other objects from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. There are also two temporary exhibits. An exhibit on the history of the trolley in Trenton consists mostly of pictures and will run through May 2021. Another temporary exhibit focuses on the history of Trenton's first junior high school which opened in 1916. This exhibit will only be open through April 25 and can also be visited online.

The Trenton City Museum is open Saturday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. There is no fee although donations are appreciated. Time tickets must be reserved online. Mask-wearing and social distancing are required.

For more information to make a resevation to visit, ellarslie.org/exhibits.

Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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