Tuesday - Saturday: 11AM to 3PM
Sunday: 1 to 4 PM
Closed Monday and Municipal Holidays

The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion houses a fine collection of art and artifacts related to Trenton's historical and cultural past and present. Permanently on display in the second-floor galleries is a highly regarded collection of tableware, sanitary ware and artware produced in the 19th and 20th centuries by Trenton's prolific ceramics industry. Also on display is a period Victorian room representing an Ellarslie parlor as it may have looked when the building was a private residence in the 1860s. The museum is located in Ellarslie Mansion, an Italianate villa built in 1848. The mansion is the centerpiece of Cadwalader Park, which was designed by the famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, whose most famous work is New York City's Central Park.

The Trenton City Museum will host music weekends throughout July in preparation for the New Harmonies exhibit opening in August.  Local musicians will take part throughout the course of the exhibit in Trenton -- stay tuned for updates!


(More information to follow.)


Saturday, June 25 7:00 PM

Muchuco Trabuco

This program will celebrate Trenton's diversity through Latin music.

Friday, July 1 7:00 PM

Paul Plumeri Blues Band

Friday, July 8 7:00 PM

Joe Zook presents Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson, father of the blues, particularly the Delta blues style, would have been 100 this year.  This performance and talk celebrates his life and contribution to music.

Tuesday, July 12 7:00 PM

James Day Lecture

Professor James Day of The College of New Jersey will discuss student presentations which were developed as a part of the freshman seminar "Urban Soundscapes." In this course, 18 TCNJ freshmen studied Trenton's history and changing demographics while learning basic approaches to music ethnography. The students' presentations will be on display for the duration of the exhibit.

Friday, July 15 7:00 PM

Mojo Gypsies

This program will feature Zydeco music and will explore its influence on contemporary Latin music.

Friday, July 22 7:00 PM

Deborah Ford Gospel

Friday, September 9 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Closing Reception



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