Trenton, Trenton, Trenton! The Trenton City Museum at Ellarsile screams Trenton! Whether you’re a resident of the city or just a visitor stopping by, The Trenton City Museum at Ellarsile is the place to be for learning more about Trenton’s economical, industrial, and social changes from both the past and present.  

Home to an abundant collection of fine art and artifacts in relation to the city, The Trenton City Museum is introducing an additional three new exhibits this summer of 2019 which will be showcased from July 13th through September 8th.  

One of the newer and more interactive exhibits is the Ren & Stimpy in A Day at the Museum. A classic 90s cartoon, the museum will be providing locals with a behind the scenes look of just how such loved cartoon characters, Ren and Stimpy, came to be. The exhibit consists of the production cells of Frank Sasso, animator of Ren & Stimpy along with three events that the museum will be hosting on select days such as An Evening with the Animator, Shut Up and Stimp (for children ages 10 to 14 years old), and Sip and Stimp (for adults 21 years of age or older).  

In honor of Janet Purcell, arts writer of the Times of Trenton, the Trenton City Museum will be dedicating one of the three new exhibits to a solo showcasing of her reputable art and written works. On display will be examples of Purcell’s assorted artworks as well as samples of her writings including the three novels she has written, a variety of articles she has written for Design NJ, and many other art reviews of hers written for Good Times

Last of the three exhibits is Our Town, a feature of works by Mel Leipzig, a Trenton icon and retired art professor of Mercer County Community College. This exhibit specifically encapsulates Leipzig’s view of the many colleagues, students, and people he has encountered within the city. The showcasing will kick off with an opening reception held on Friday, July 12th, open to members and artists from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and to the general public from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.. As the exhibit continues to be shown, a series of events such as Ellarslie Revealed and “Mel on Mel” will take place on select days. 

For more information on the exhibits and special event days, visit www.ellarslie.org/exhibits to learn more.