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Prudence Townsend Kelsey Memorial Room, Thomas Edison State College

Tuesday May 29, 2012
12:00 PM

Prudence Townsend Kelsey Memorial Room, Thomas Edison State College, 101 West State Street, Trenton, 609-777-3083
Noon., Tour the permanent exhibit space of the room dedicated to Prudence Townsend Kelsey, the wife of Henry Cooper Kelsey, a banker who served as New Jersey's secretary of state for 27 years. He initiated the project to memorialize his wife, who died in 1904. Designed by Cass Gilbert, the designer of the Woolworth building in New York City, the room was built in 1911. It was modeled after the Palazzo Strozzi, a palace built in Florence, Italy, in 1489. Paintings, porcelains,a dn bronzes are part f the display featuring collections of souvenirs and mementos purchased by the Kelseys on the trips abroad. All clocks are stopped at 11:49 p.m, the time of her death. The college's Bradshaw Collection, is also on display. Register. Free., www.tesc.edu