Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and families throughout the Capital City are planning this year’s celebrations. Moms genuinely do it all, and Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to let the moms in our lives know how much they’re appreciated. If you’re looking for a fun and meaningful way to celebrate Mom this year, join the Trenton City Museum for their exciting calendar of events.

Before Mother’s Day, the Trenton City Museum will behostMessages for Mom.” This event will be hosted on Sunday, May 7th, from 1 pm to 3 pm at the Ellarslie Mansion, located at 299 Parkside Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618. Guests can utilize upcycled cards, craft paper, and other art supplies to make an unforgettable cards for the extraordinary ladies in their life. In addition, guests can bring photos and other accessories to create the perfect card. You can RSVP to the event here: RSVP – Messages for Mom. A handmade card is crucial to any mom’s heart, so don’t miss the opportunity to get creative this holiday!

The fun continues on Mother’s Day Weekend where you and the moms in your life are invited to the Ellarslie Mansion. On Saturday, May 13th, moms, grandmothers, aunts, caregivers, and guests are invited for afternoon tea at the Trenton City Museum. Attendees of this event will have the opportunity to enjoy delightful teas, a delicious menu, and a stunning backdrop of Ellarslie’s artful collection. Tickets are available for $20 for Trenton Museum Society members and $25 for non-members. If you plan on attending, please purchase tickets online here: Tickets – Mother’s Day Tea. You can also RSVP over the phone by calling Trenton City Museum at 609-989-1191.

With a venue as stunning as the Ellarslie Mansion, any guest will surely be impressed. The home, built in 1848, is a breathtaking Italianate villa for Henry McCall Sr. of Philadelphia. Ellerslie was designed by architect John Notman, who is credited with designing America’s first Italianate building in Burlington, NJ. The home was sold to the City of Trenton in 1888 and was turned into a museum in 1889. Once the museum closed, the venue was used for various other purposes over the years, including a restaurant, an ice cream parlor, and even a monkey house! Finally, in 1971, Trenton City Council resolved to turn the property back into a museum, and in 1978, the Trenton City Museum officially opened its doors.

Today, the Trenton City Museum stands as one of Trenton’s premier arts and culture institutions. As the only museum devoted solely to the Capital City, Trenton City Museum is home to an unparalleled collection of Trenton memorabilia, artifacts, and art. The museum is housed in the Ellarslie Mansion, a stunning villa at Cadwalader Park. In addition to the museum’s collection of Trenton-centric heirlooms, the Trenton City Museum also hosts several exciting educational events to enrich the community. If you would like to learn more about all the Trenton City Museum offers, you can visit their website here: Home – TCM.

A memorable Mother’s Day is on the agenda in the Capital City, and tea at Ellarslie is a surefire way to wow the ladies in your life. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the upcoming events, please get in touch with the Trenton City Museum at or (609) 989-1191 for additional details. So don’t miss the chance to celebrate Mom this May, be sure to RSVP today!

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