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Welcoming visitors right inside our front door, “The Museum Goers” by found object and metal sculptor Eric Schultz

Dear Friends,
We are enormously thankful to all who have helped the Trenton Museum Society and the Trenton City Museum with financial support, steadfast encouragement, and continued engagement since Covid shut our doors for six months in 2020. This extraordinatory support includes individual donors and institutions such as the New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation (PACF), the Bunbury Fund of PACF, and NJM Insurance Group. Thanks to all of you, we reopened in September 2020 with On the Forefront: Trenton’s Jr. 1, 1916, on view through May 30, and The Conversation Continues, remaining on view virtually, followed in January by Women Artists, Trenton Style, on view through June, and the return of the Ellarslie Open, which will have its opening day June 26!


  • Hours for the museum and Molly’s Museum Shop are Fridays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 4 pm and Sundays from 1 to 4 pm
  • We follow standard measures such as physical distancing and mandatory masking, including when you post photos from inside the museum, frequent sanitizing, plentiful hand sanitizer for our visitors, and a plexiglass barrier in Molly’s Museum Shop
  • Following the recently updated guidelines for the State of New Jersey, we now accommodate up to 50 persons in the museum at a given time, and ask you to sign up ahead of time with SignUp Genius to guarantee your spot(s). Sign-up links are found throughout our website. We look forward to seeing you!


  • We offer Zoom history talks, live streamed performances, and virtual tours, and we are excited about the increased accessibility to all of our programming that these technologies make possible
  • Events such as a traditional opening reception are replaced currently with meet-the-artists weekends spaced over a few days to ensure smaller, socially distanced gatherings
  • Some events may take the form of a hybrid, for example music performed in person to a limited audience and streamed
  • We made the difficult decision to cancel our annual Holiday Boutique for 2020
  • We have begun to offer online sales of selected items from Molly’s Museum Shop

Please reach out any time with your comments, suggestions, and questions.

We hope you and yours stay well,
Joan Perkes, President
Trenton Museum Society