Excitement abounds at the 1719 William Trent House Museum, a stately Georgian colonial mansion built by Philadelphia merchant William Trent and located on the banks of the Delaware River.
As part of the 300th anniversary celebration, the Trent House Association is offering several special programs to increase awareness of this unique historic house across the city, the state and the Delaware Valley.
Your sponsorship ad will be included in a program book covering occasions June through December 2019. Hundreds of architecture, art, history, music and gourmet food lovers will receive the program book as part of one of the following special events.
|Reception with Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art
We are co-hosting this reception on the grounds of the Museum to introduce Delaware Valley ICAA members and others from the region interested in architecture and historic preservation to the Trent House and encourage them to continue to learn more. At this event on June 1st, we will also announce our receipt of a 2019 Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia award for restoration of the House completed last spring.
|The Life and Times of Captain William Trent:
Lecture and EncampmentOn the weekend of July 20-21, the Trent House grounds will be the site of an encampment re-enacting military life on the colonial frontier during the French and Indian War. During the weekend the author of a recent book on Captain William Trent – Trent’s youngest son – who established a fort near what is now Pittsburgh during the War will give a lecture and book signing.
|Sculpture Exhibit on the Grounds of the Trent House –
Opening ReceptionAs part of the 300th anniversary of the House and to help us shine a light on its whole story, the Trent House Association has invited local and regional sculptors to display works that evoke the immigrant experience during the 300 + year history of the William Trent House and surrounding area.
The exhibit opens on June 22.
|History in the Tasting: Talk and Colonial Dinner
On October 12, Chef Walter Staib of Philadelphia’s City Tavern and PBS’ Taste of History program will talk on colonial foodways. A cocktail reception and dinner will follow.
|Music from Trent’s Native Land:
Scottish Music in the Trent House
On December 29 the Trent House will again resound with music that William Trent and his family and guests might have heard. Performed on harpsichord and recorder, the Practitioners of Musick will present instrumental music composed in Scotland, Trent’s country of birth.
Download the William Trent House Sponsorship Packet
We are most grateful for your contribution in support of this dynamic institution in Trenton, NJ.
Carolyn Stetson, President Trent House Association