Free Saturday Fun at Trenton City Museum!

Pictured Above: Saturdays in July museum tour. Photo Credit: Contributed. 



Trenton, NJ – Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie will host a two-part Saturday afternoon lecture series by award-winning author and presidential historian Louis Picone July 8 and 15. Both programs will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and will include a Q&A and a book signing reception. Trenton City Museum is in historic Cadwalader Park, accessed by car from Parkside Ave. It offers plenty of building-adjacent parking. 

Louis L. Picone is the award-winning author of Grant’s Tomb: The Epic Death of Ulysses S. Grant and the Making of an American Pantheon, The President Is Dead! The Extraordinary Stories of the Presidential Deaths, Final Days, Burials, and Beyond and Where the Presidents Were Born: The History & Preservation of the Presidential Birthplaces. Picone is a member of the Authors Guild, the American Historical Association, the Ulysses S. Grant Monument Association, and is also a trustee on the board of the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association in Caldwell, NJ. He holds a Master’s degree in history and teaches at William Paterson University.

Louis has spoken widely on the topic of the presidents and the places we commemorate them, including the White House Historical Association Presidential Sites Summit in Dallas; James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Ohio; and the international conference “U.S. Presidents and Russian Rulers” in Moscow. He has appeared on various media outlets including Time Magazine, C-Span, the BBC, NPR, and the Washington Post. Louis was also featured on the television program “American Mystery” on the Travel Channel to discuss the mystery of JFK’s missing brain.

Saturday, July 8, 2-4 p.m.: The President Is Dead! Assassinations, Bloodletting, Medical Malpractice, and more dignified endings for the American Presidents.


Saturday, July 22, 2-4 p.m.: Presidents in the Garden State: Living, vacationing, and dying in New Jersey with a special focus on Trenton


Reservations of $25 ($20 for TMS members) cover the entire two-part series. Please reserve tickets in advance at

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