African Mask-Making Workshop Returns to Trenton City Museum

African Mask-Making Workshop Returns to Trenton City Museum

In civilizations all over the world, masks have played an important role in the social and cultural lives of various societies. From sacred religious rituals to displays of dance, artistry, and more, these distinguished disguises hold great significance to the cultures which hold them dear. When we put on a mask, we have the opportunity to shed our usual identities and embody the essence of something beyond ourselves. And if this talk of masks has you in the making mood, you will not want to miss out on the Trenton City Museum’s latest upcoming workshop.

On Saturday, February 24th, you are invited to join the Trenton City Museum for their annual African Mask-Making Family Workshop. This hands-on event is age appropriate for kids and parents alike, and the whole family is welcome to join in on the fun. The workshop will take place from 10am to 1pm at the Trenton City Museum, located at 299 Parkside Ave., Trenton, NJ 08606. For those planning on driving to the event, there is a number of free and accessible parking spots available for guests directly adjacent to the museum. This Black History Month celebration has become a beloved tradition at the Trenton City Museum, offering families a hands-on way to celebrate this momentous month.

If you are interested in attending, admission is free, but advanced registration will be required. You can secure your spot by submitting the museum’s registration form, linked here: TCM – Register. All necessary materials to create your own mask will be provided on-site. There will also be light snacks provided to keep you fueled for this morning of fun. This session will be led by an in-house artist, who will walk you through the ins and outs of the creative process. Guests will also have the opportunity to see and feel a number of masks already made by a museum artist to gain inspiration for their own creation. By the conclusion of the morning, guests will no doubt unmask a newfound appreciation for the intricacies and traditions surrounding these cherished creations.

This workshop is hosted by the Trenton City Museum, an arts and culture destination for Trentonians of all ages. Whether you want to spend the day meandering the halls of the museum’s many exhibits or sit in on one of their fascinating educational workshops, there is something for every visitor to enjoy. Since the museum opened its doors in 1978, it has welcomed countless visitors from all over the Garden State, with its many exhibits showing off the very best Trenton has to offer. With an unparalleled collection of art and artifacts on display, this museum is a must-visit for anyone visiting the Capital City.

For more information on this and other upcoming events at the Trenton City Museum, please visit their website, linked here: TCM – Home. Likewise, if you have any questions or are in need of any help registering for the upcoming workshop, please contact the Trenton City Museum by e-mail at or by telephone at (609) 989-1191 for additional assistance. A morning of masks and magic is waiting to be uncovered, so be sure to bring out the family for this beloved Black History Month tradition!

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