If you’ve resided in Trenton for any period of time, you’ve likely developed a fond appreciation for the city’s revolutionary roots. Due to Trenton’s integral role in the Revolutionary War, you can find a piece of American history lurking around just about every corner. When folks think of historic tourism, their minds often go to major hubs like Philadelphia or Boston. However, when it comes to Trenton’s role in the Revolution, there is far more to explore than what meets the eye. And if you’ve ever wondered how Trenton can take advantage of its roots to attract visitors from far and near to our community, you won’t want to miss out on this upcoming conversation.

On Wednesday, February 7th, you are invited to join the Kiwanis Club of Trenton for their latest upcoming conversation, “Destination Trenton”. The festivities will kick off at 12:15pm at Leonardo’s II Restaurant, located at 2021 Brunswick Ave, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648. Lunch will be available to attendees for $20 per person, which is payable at the door. Your host for the afternoon will be Ashley Abruzzo, the Heritage Tourism Manager with Crossroads of the American Revolution. Throughout the afternoon, guests will have the opportunity to learn more about Trenton’s role in history, as well as how heritage tourism can be leveraged for the advancement of the city’s economy. If you plan on attending, please be sure to RSVP by February 6th by contact Mike McCormick at (609) 208-9991 or mccormicknj@aol.com.

The State of New Jersey defines heritage tourism as “traveling to experience the places, artifacts and activities that. authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present. It includes cultural, historic and natural resources.” And as a city bursting at the seems with museums, artifacts, and significant historic destinations, Trenton is perfectly positioned to take advantage of this growing market. As interest in Trenton’s history and heritage sites continues to grow nationwide, our community now finds itself on the precipice of an opportunity that could fundamentally transform the city and its economy. Ms. Abruzzo will walk guests through Trenton’s significant role in the formation of our nation, as well as how these resources can best be utilized to enhance our economy, drive business to our community’s entrepreneurs, and put ourselves on the map as a nationwide destination.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more prior to this riveting conversation, please contact Mike McCormick at (609) 208-9991 for additional details. For more information on the the Kiwanis Club of Trenton and other upcoming events, please check out their website, linked here: Kiwanis of Trenton. This enlightening afternoon will highlight how Trenton’s past is the key to its future, so be sure to RSVP today to tune into this critical conversation.

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