Trent House Association & Volunteers

A school group in the rear chamber next to a bed frame which is not fully roped for use, watching one of the site guides in colonial attire demonstrating some of the colonial-era toys and games.

The Trent House Association was founded in the year 1957 to preserve, with the City of Trenton, the 1719 William Trent House as an historic house museum to be operated expressly for the purpose of public education. Preservation and interpretation of the Trent House enhances  public awarness of the history and architecture of early Trenton and colonial New Jersey, as represented by the life of William Trent, his family and diverse household.

"The primary function of the Association is as steward of the furnishings collection developed from Trent's 1726 inventory."

The primary function of the Association is as steward of the furnishings collection developed from Trent's 1726 inventory. The collection is  Committee of the Board of Trustees, in collaboration with nationally known museum scholars and consultants, assiduously researches furniture and textiles, kitchen tools, clothing and more, in order to make appropriate additionns to the site. .

A view of the best parlor depicting it's many chairs grouped of necessity lining the walls and grouped in the middle due to the large number listed on Trent's Inventory.  A pier glass on the wall is flanked by two twelve over twelve windows. The Trent House Association's commitment fo public education at the museum is therefore accomplished through  the acquisition, exhibition, research and interpretation of the Trent House furnishings, as well as the co-sponsorship of workshops, seminars, lectures, and special programs for adults and children.

Governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees,the Trent House Association is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.  Capital and operating funds are sustained wholly by private donations, grants, memberships and fundraising activities.

Please join us!

The Association welcomes your support.  Donors' names are listed in our bi-annual newsletter; you will also receive a personal invitation to the annual meeting and and program plus advance notice of all other events.

For more information about making a donation to the Trent House Association, click here.

To contact the office of the Trent House Association, click here