Our Early American Roots: Monticello Comes to Trenton. Guest speaker Peter J. Hatch, Director Emeritus of Gardens and Grounds at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello. At the State Museum Auditorium. Walk-ins welcome.

Date: 
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1:00 pm
location: 
The New Jersey State Museum Auditorium, 205 West State Street, Trenton

 A nationally known speaker, Peter J. Hatch was responsible for the interpretation and restoration of the 2,400 acre landscape at Jefferson's revered Monticello. His fascinating illustrated lecture will review Jefferson's pioneering experiments in growing new and unusual vegetable novelties from around the globe, resulting in a revolutionary cuisine in the kitchen at Monticello. The restored garden and the Jefferson legacy continue to inspire the farm-to-table movement today. 

Following the program at the State Museum Auditorium, all are cordially invited to a reception with Mr. Hatch at the 1719 William Trent House Museum, including refreshments and tours of the historically accurate Trent House kitchen garden with our own historic horticuluralist Charlie Thomforde. Copies of Mr. Hatch's newest book, "A Rich Spot of Earth", will be available for sale.  

Free parking at both locations. 

Seating is limited. Walk-ins are welcome. Tickets are $30.00 or $25.00 for members of the Trent House Association. Become a member of the Trent House Association now and save $5.00 on your ticket. Become a member here.

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Please note that to qualify for the membership discount, you must be a member of the THA, if you would like to become a member, follow the link above.

If you would prefer to register for the Trent House Hatch Lecture by mail, please download the brochure at the link below, and fill out and mail in the registration form which is available for download at the following link:

THA Hatch Lecture brochure with link on the second page.

The Trent House Association extends our gratitude to the Rutgers Master Gardeners of Mercer County for their support of this program.