On a sunny springtime Saturday morning, families from Trenton and surrounding communities descended upon the William Trent House Museum for the Festival de la Familia, or Family Festival. A vibrant celebration of culture and community, a palpable exciting filled the air. Throughout the morning, guests had the opportunity to connect with a number of vendors, community organizations, and multi-cultural resources. A surefire sign that summer is upon us, attendees also had the opportunity to indulge in a number of free fresh fruits and vegetables. As children played and families picnicked on the museum grounds, one could not help but feel inspired by this exuberant community affair.

The William Trent House Museum’s Festival de la Familia is a part of the museum’s Esta Es Su Casa/This Is Your Home campaign. The initiative’s goal is to increase the Museum’s engagement with and programming for Spanish-speaking residents of Trenton and surrounding communities. More information on the Festival is available on the Trent House website at www.williamtrenthouse.org/upcoming-events. The day’s festivities highlighted the rich diversity of Trenton, with over 40 vendors presented representing a variety of different cultures and communities.

Per Damien G. Malave, a trustee of the William Trent House Museum, “We started this initiative through the Bunbury Fund that has allowed us to engage with the Hispanic community and broader our reach. We have free food, we have vendors, non-profits – all this is done to bring the community into Trenton, and specifically to the William Trent House. We want to help people understand and make the connection between Trenton and William Trent, an entrepreneur from right here in Trenton.”

The William Trent House Museum is museum unlike any other, offering visitors a chance to step back in time and experience a day in the life of Colonial Trenton. A thoughtfully curated and carefully preserved historic gem, the William Trent House Museum paints a complete picture of the history of the Trenton community and how it came to be. Nationally recognized for its cultural and historical significance, the William Trent House Museum is designated as a National Historic Landmark, and is also featured on both the State and National Register of Historic Places. From beautifully display artifacts to a fascinating glimpse at the people, cultures, and ideas who shaped our city, this museum is certain to captivate visitors young and old.

For more information on upcoming events and opportunities at the William Trent House Museum, please visit their website, linked here: Trent House. If you have any questions or would like to learn more regarding how you can support the museum, please contact the William Trent House team at trenthouseassociation@verizon.net or (609) 989-3027 for further assistance. At the Festival de la Familia, one thing was clear: there is a home for every Trentonian at the William Trent House Museum.

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