Between the State Capitol, Mercer County Community College, Thomas Edison State University, and the Trenton Free Public Library, history is being made everyday here on the streets of a city that is already home to a rich and unique history.
Trenton is the site where the battle for America’s independence turned as George Washington led troops across the Delaware River one early morning in 1776. Once the capital of the United States for a time in 1784, Trenton is home to a long line of history makers. This begs the question, have you ever wondered what happened on this day in Trenton’s history?
Trenton Historical Society’s 100th Anniversary 2019 Calendar
On the heels of its 100th anniversary, the Trenton Historical Society recently began selling its annual calendar celebrating Trenton’s rich history. Featuring interesting dates in Trenton’s history, the calendar contains 14 black & white vintage photos from the Trentoniana Collection at the Trenton Free Public Library and other collections.
Flip through the months and you’ll instantly feel a connection to the city and its history. This really hit home for me when finding out that Mother Teresa attended mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral while I was being born at a local hospital.
Also, as 2019 ushers in a new Trenton Central High School, you can trace the history of the previous high schools.
Since 2007, the calendar has featured different themes such as “Then and Now”, “Fly Over Trenton”, and etchings from George Bradshaw. It was conceived when a history making Trentonian, John Hatch, came across a another city’s calendar, albeit with much less history.
To purchase the 2019 calendar, you can visit local establishments like Alexander’s Twin Pharmacy, Burn’s Pharmacy, Café 128, Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell, Capital Health Regional Medical Center, Classics Books, Ellarslie, Episcopo’s Pharmacy, McGraph’s Pharmacy, NJ State Museum, Old Barracks, Olden Pharmacy, Robbin’s Pharmacy, Shoppe 202, and Trinity Cathedral Gift Shop. You can also go online to http://trentonhistory.org/merchandise/calendar-heart-of-trenton/.
To learn more about the Trenton Historical Society and to help celebrate their 100th Anniversary, visit them online at http://trentonhistory.org/.