“Be My Valentine” Arrives at the Trenton City Museum

“Be My Valentine” Arrives at the Trenton City Museum

Happy Valentine’s Day, Trenton! All throughout the Capital City, folks are celebrating this special day of love, laughter, and light. Whether you’ve been hit by Cupid’s bow or are spending the day with family and friends, highlighting the people we love in our lives is always a worthy cause. And if you’re still looking for a way to celebrate the season of love, you’re in luck! For a Valentine’s Day date you’re sure to remember, look no further than your friends at the Trenton City Museum.

Now through March 3rd, guests are invited to the Trenton City Museum for their latest love-filled exhibit, “Be My Valentine”. This heartwarming exhibit will be on display at the Trenton City Museum’s Ellarslie Mansion, located at the heart of Cadwalader Park at 299 Parkside Ave., Trenton, NJ 08606. If you plan on swinging by, there is plenty of free and accessible parking directly adjacent to the museum. The museum is open Friday (12pm-4pm), Saturday (12pm-4pm), and Sunday (1pm to 4pm), so you and your loved ones can enjoy the Valentine’s fun all weekend long! Admission to the museum is free, although donations to support the museum’s mission are certainly appreciated. In addition to the riveting new exhibit, there is plenty more for you to explore, so be sure to make a day of it at this marvelous museum.

“Be My Valentine”, curated by Karl J. Flesch & Deborah Gorczycki, features a curious collection of 20th century pop-up Valentine’s Day cards. For decades, a Valentine’s Day card has been a token of affection, and this exhibit is the perfect place to see their evolution throughout the course of the early 20th century. Each of these cards was lovingly collected by Trenton Museum Society members Dr. Warren Trochinsky & Sherry Weinberg. These ornate creations capture the essence of Valentine’s Day cheer, setting the tone for an engaging exhibit for any lovebird to enjoy.

So why do we give out cards on Valentine’s Day? The history of celebrating love on February 14th dates back to an anecdote of St. Valentine, the holiday’s namesake. St. Valentine was a 3rd century priest who was put to death for wedding couples after a prohibition on marriage had been instated. In memory of his legacy, in the following years, people began exchanging cards to commemorate the day. Since the beginning of this tradition, the day has evolved to its current form: an opportunity to spread the love, exchange cards and gifts, and let those we hold dear know they’re loved and appreciated. And when it comes to our modern-day Valentine’s celebrations, there are few things more romantic than a day at the museum!

For more information on this and other exhibits at the Trenton City Museum, please check their website, linked here: TCM – Home. If you have any questions before coming by, please contact the Trenton City Museum team at info@ellarslie.org or (609) 989-1191 for additional assistance. No matter how you choose to spend this special season, be sure to make room on your calendar for this creative collection of cards!

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