Celebrating 300 Years of the William Trent House
Hosted by the Philadelphia Chapter
Please join us at a very special event in Trenton, New Jersey to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the William Trent House. The Trent House Museum is a National Historic Landmark dedicated to bringing the rich history of early New Jersey alive for the 21st century. An immigrant from Scotland, in 1719 Philadelphia merchant William Trent built the House in colonial Georgian style on a traditional Lenape site for his family and enslaved servants. During its three centuries, the house has been a private home, the official Governor's residence, and was occupied by Hessian soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Most recently, in its tenacious history, the Trent House is the recipient of a 2019 Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. Currently the Trent House Museum is expanding its research-based interpretation of slavery in the northern colonies as well as conducting archaeological research into earlier residents of the area, both Quaker colonists and native peoples. Today the Trent House is owned by the City of Trenton, operated by the Trent House Association, and listed in both the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
The evening's event will include plentiful food (passed hors d'oeuvres) and beverage (wine, beer, and non-alcohol), and a tour of the house and garden. Free parking is available adjacent to the property. For directions, please visit the Trent House website.
This event is hosted by an ICAA Chapter. Please check the Chapter website, or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, and pricing.