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Workshops for All Ages at Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion

(Trenton, NJ) Kids and adults alike are invited to come and get creative with workshops at Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion. The February and March 2023 line-up features African mask-making in celebration of Black History Month, a fun way to make a chunky blanket without knitting needles, and a 4-part series in which iPhone users will take their iPhone photography and editing skills to the next level. Participants will find plenty of parking adjacent to the museum’s building. Learn more and reserve in advance at or 609-989-1191.

African Mask-Making: A Workshop for Kids and Families
Come and celebrate Black History Month at Trenton City Museum with a hands-on workshop to make your own traditional-style African mask.
Saturday, February 18; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free admission; materials and snacks provided
Sign up in advance at or 609-989-1191
Supported in part by a grant from the Trenton Arts Fund of Princeton Area Community Foundation

Finger Looping Workshop: Knit Your Own Chunky Blanket – Without Knitting Needles
Don’t you just love those chunky, large-loop blankets? Now you can make your own — and you don’t even have to use knitting needles to do it. Artist and instructor Janis Purcell will lead this fun and creative workshop. Bring your lunch, bring your suggested supplies (we’ll send you the list when you register), and let’s have some fun!
Sunday, February 19; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$25 for members of Trenton Museum Society; $35 for non-members
Register in advance at or 609-989-1191

iPhonography at Ellarslie: 4-Part Series with Award-Winning Photographer Cheryl Bomba
Take your iPhone photo skills to the next level with award-winning photographer and instructor Cheryl Bomba
Saturday mornings from 9:30 to Noon; February 25; March 4, 11, 18
$75 for members of Trenton Museum Society; $100 for non-members
Register in advance at or 609-989-1191

The Trenton City Museum, housed in historic Ellarslie Mansion, showcases contemporary works by area artists, ongoing and changing displays that explore Trenton’s rich history, varied performances, and family-friendly programming. The museum and its museum shop are open Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m., and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. While there is no admission fee, donations to support the museum’s programs are welcomed. The Trenton Museum Society, founded in 1973 to support and operate the museum’s programming, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023 with many events planned throughout the year. Visit or call 609-989-1191 to learn more about the museum and its history.

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