Please join us to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the William Trent House, recipient of a 2019 Preservation Achievement Grand Jury Award from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. Get an inside look at the interior renovation from expert guides, enjoy plentiful food (passed hors d’oeuvres) and drink (wine, beer, non-alcoholic), and connect with leaders in architecture, art, and interior design, as well as fellow enthusiasts of the classical tradition.
The evening will include guest speakers, tours of the house and garden, live music, and a reception. The event is co-hosted by the Institute for Classical Architecture & Art, Philadelphia Chapter and the William Trent House Association.
Free parking is available adjacent to the property. For directions, please visit the Trent House website, https://williamtrenthouse.org/hours-and-directions/.
About the Trent House Museum:
The Trent House Museum is a National Historic Landmark dedicated to bringing the rich history of early New Jersey alive for the 21st century. In 1719, Philadelphia merchant William Trent, an immigrant from Scotland, built the House in colonial Georgian style on a traditional Lenape site for his family and enslaved servants. During the past three centuries, the house has been a private home, the official Governor’s residence, and was occupied by Hessian soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Currently the Trent House Museum is expanding its research-based interpretation of slavery in the northern colonies, as well as conducting archaeological research into earlier residents of the area; both Quaker colonists and native peoples. Today the Trent House is owned by the City of Trenton, operated by the Trent House Association, and listed in both the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Learn more at williamtrenthouse.org.
About the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art, Philadelphia Chapter:
The Institute of Classical and Art, Philadelphia Chapter serves the Philadelphia region (including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware) with courses and lectures in drawing, history, and philosophy led by renowned members of the organization. Known for its robust roster of educational events, the chapter offers a range of unique programs including "It’s a Classic!" for the annual DesignPhiladelphia festival, the Annual Alvin Holm Lecture, and the compelling lecture series entitled "Conversations with Radical Traditionalists." In 2016, the ICAA Philadelphia Chapter held its inaugural Trumbauer Awards, which are named for internationally renowned Philadelphia architect Horace Trumbauer. Learn more at classicist-phila.org.