All are invited to join the Trenton Historical Society on Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. as they host an elegant evening of hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music, and silent auction of Trentoniana items, while supporting the Restore Trenton! Historic property rehabilitation grant program in one of the Capital City’s premiere arts galleries.
Stop the Wrecking Ball is the Trenton Historic Society’s annual event in which they honor showcase one of Trenton’s countless historical buildings while raising funds for Restore Trenton! Which helps provide funds to restore, repair, and preserve Trenton’s historic housing stock, which Trenton Historic Society Board member John Hatch discussed in this TrentonDaily article.
This year, the society will be showcasing Trenton’s BSB Gallery in the Broad Street Bank Building. The Broad Street Bank Building is the only example of an early 20th-century skyscraper in Trenton. Besides being the first skyscraper in Trenton, it had the first steel superstructure (built of I beams invented in Trenton), the first elevator, and the first revolving doors.
On the ground floor of the building sits the BSB Gallery which is one of Trenton’s premier art venues with its high ceilings, huge columns, original ornate light fixtures. The gallery is also home to the original vault doors which are artistically engraved. The gallery features many exhibits from prominent artists throughout the region.
This year’s Stop the Wrecking Ball also coincides with the centennial anniversary of the Trenton Historical Society which was recently celebrated on January 2nd. To kick off another 100 years of the Trenton Historical Society and to Stop the Wrecking Ball! Visit http://trentonhistory.org/about/events/stop-the-wrecking-ball-details/ to purchase tickets.
The BSB Gallery is located at 143 East State Street. Parking and other information can be found online at https://www.bsbgallery.com/about-us/.