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Airing Out the Attic

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Exhibits, Fine Arts, Past Exhibits

Airing Out the Attic

Airing Out the Attic On display July 11 – September 9, 2018   When the Trenton City Museum opened its doors to the public in 1978, it had already acquired a small collection of decorative art and historical objects, and a few pieces of fine art. Over the last forty years, the collection has grown to comprise nearly six thousand objects including more than 250 works of fine art, both donated and purchased. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Museum’s opening, the Trenton Museum Society is Airing Out the Attic and putting on display more than eighty works from its fine arts...

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Cultural Artifact: Victory Horns, Parade Horns And Suffragettes

Posted on May 2, 2016 in Education, Featured Artifacts from the Museum's Permanent Collection, Industrial and Cultural Artifacts

Cultural Artifact: Victory Horns, Parade Horns And Suffragettes

Featured Artifact

Suffragette Horn

Circa: Early 20th Century

Tin, with paint decor

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Historical Artifact: Plaque Commemorating Rall’s Fall

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 in Education, Featured Artifacts from the Museum's Permanent Collection, Industrial and Cultural Artifacts

Historical Artifact: Plaque Commemorating Rall’s Fall

    Commemorative Plaque Bronze 24 inches high x 18 inches wide (61 x 46 cm)     This bronze plaque was erected by the  Trenton High School class of 1905 almost 125 years after the December 26, 1776 event that it commemorates. It marked the spot at which Colonel Johann Gottlieb Rall was mortally wounded  near the corner of Broad Street (then called Queen Street, or Bridge Street) and what is now Academy Street, across the street from the Mercer County Community College James Kerney Campus. The building to which the plaque was affixed has been since torn down. Colonel...

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Utility and Artistry: Works of the Stangl and Fulper Potteries

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in Pottery

Utility and Artistry: Works of the Stangl and Fulper Potteries

This important exhibition marks the first true in-depth examination of the works of the Stangl and Fulper potteries. Many rare and unique pieces, displayed in an informative and chronological format, will be on view for the first time.

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James Rhodes, Trenton Stoneware Potter, 1773-1784

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in Pottery

James Rhodes, Trenton Stoneware Potter, 1773-1784

James Rhodes is one of the few known American stoneware potters of the colonial period.

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“First Flowering” of American Belleek

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in Pottery

“First Flowering” of American Belleek

American Belleek began during the last quarter of the 19th century and continued into the first decades of the 20th century evolving into the Lenox company.

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