Adopted: Restored Art, Artifacts and Books from 2012

Posted in Exhibits, Past Exhibits


October 6, 2013 – February 9, 2014

Last fall, at the Trenton Museum Society’s Adopt an Artifact Party, works of art, books, and figurines in need of repair and restoration were put up for adoption. Patrons viewed over 50 seldom-seen works from the Society’s collection and selected to fund the conservation of 21 pieces.

The adopted pieces have been repaired and restored and are on display for four months in the second floor hallway starting on October 6, 2013.

The books include some of the earliest Trenton City Directories, from 1868, 1873, 1874, 1875 and 1876, and American Industries: New Jersey – Trenton, Princeton, Hightstown, Pennington and Hopewell, 1882.

The porcelain figurines include Crested Titmouse, Magnolia Grandiflora, Hummingbird, Lily Pad and Least Tern, by Boehm, Lady Macbeth and Alaskan Native American Woman by Cybis, and Nautilus Shell Vase by Lenox.

Artwork includes watercolor Trinity Cathedral by Tom Malloy, linoleum print McKinley Hospital by Dr. A. Ross Pittman, engraving Franklin at the Court of Saint James, London, 1773, painting Bronciculator, Farmer’s Tan by Dennis Michael Normile, lithograph S. E. View of State House, Trenton, N.J. by T. Sinclair, photograph of Stacy Park, and lithograph A View of Park-Row at Trenton, N.J. by P. S. Duval.

In addition, $810 was contributed towards the $4,100 cost of restoring the M. Dripps 1849 Map of the City of Trenton.

Click here to download the full report on the 2012 Art & Artifact Adoption Party