The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion is without doubt one of the Capital City's cultural jewels. Since 1978, visitors to Cadwalader Park have been able to stop at Ellarslie Mansion to take in a fine collection of art and artifacts related to the city's historical and cultural past and present. The second floor of the 19th century Italianate villa is given over to a permanent display of products created by Trenton's famed ceramics industry in the 19th and 20th centuries, rotating displays of the museum's large collection of historical objects and art, as well as a period Victorian room showing what Ellarslie Mansion might have looked like when the building was a private residence in the 1860s. The galleries on the first floor play host to changing exhibitions of contemporary art, as well as special events, musical programs and art classes. After spending time among the art and objects of the museum, visitors can head outside and explore the landscaped vistas and paths of Cadwalader Park, designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, best known for designing New York City's Central Park.
For more information on shows and events go to www.ellarslie.org