New timed entry system

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

Dear Friends,
With enormous appreciation for all who have helped the Trenton Museum Society and the Trenton City Museum with financial support and steadfast encouragement and engagement since we closed in March, we have great news! Thanks to you, we reopened successfully September 26, with the wonderful new exhibitions “On the Forefront: Trenton’s Jr. 1, 1916” and “The Conversation Continues.”


To support a safe and healthy environment, we are phasing back in with several protocols:

  • For now, reduced hours for the museum and Molly’s Museum Store are Saturdays from 12 noon to 4 pm, Sundays from 1 to 4 pm, and some select days
  • We are following 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 Store
  • We accommodate up to 25 persons in the museum at a given time, and ask you to sign up ahead of time with the SignUp Genius links to guarantee a spot.


Receptions, lectures, and music events over the coming months will be adjusted:

  • Some events may be virtual, such a history talk via Zoom or a Curators’ Talk such as the one we created for If These Quilts Could Talk. We are excited about the possibilities that open up through these technologies!
  • Events such as a traditional opening reception are replaced currently with a meet-the-artists weekend spaced over a few days to ensure smaller, socially distanced gatherings
  • Some events may take the form of a hybrid, for example a jazz concert that is both digitally streamed on the veranda while performed before a small, distanced outdoor audience
  • We made the difficult decision to cancel our annual Holiday Boutique, originally scheduled for November 14 and 15, in favor of offering sales of select boutique vendors’ items on a new store platform we are now working on
  • For the time being, food or drink is not provided during gatherings

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

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