Exhibits

In 2012, the Drumthwacket Foundation expanded its educational programming to include curated temporary exhibits in the residence that showcase New Jersey-specific historic and contemporary fine art and thematic shows.

Current Exhibit

To be announced.

Prior Exhibits

Watercolor Illustrations of E. B. Lewis
February 2012
A resident of Mays Landing, New Jersey, Mr. Lewis is an award-winning artist who has illustrated more than 50 books for children.

Photographs by Wendel White
February 2013
The exhibit showcased work from Mr. White’s portfolio “Small Towns, Black Lives,” a 13 years project documenting small, historically African American towns and settlements within the southern counties of New Jersey and “Schools for the Colored”, a continuation of the artist’s journey through the African American landscape.

New Jersey Impressions
2013 – 2014
A selection of New Jersey-inspired landscape paintings by artists who live and work in the Garden State.

Eureka! Innovation and Invention in New Jersey
Fall 2014
The exhibit showcased, among others, the original bubble wrap prototype machine, the training suit worn by Astronaut Paul Weitz, and an electric guitar once owned by Les Paul as examples of New Jersey innovation. The exhibit launched “Eureka!” the free, on-line S.T.E.M. learning module developed by the Foundation in partnership with New Jersey teachers.

Inspire: Everyday People Changing New Jersey
2015 – 2016
The Drumthwacket Foundation commissioned nine New Jersey fine art photographers to photograph eighteen individuals honored by the non-profit organization New Jersey Heroes.

Lincoln & Olden: The President & Governor
Winter/Spring 2017
The exhibit examined the relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and New Jersey Governor Charles Smith Olden during the Civil War through original artifacts, letters, photographs and memorabilia.


Drumthwacket Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Children with Special Needs

Hosted by the Governor and First Lady and the Drumthwacket Foundation, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Children with Special Needs is held every Spring.  Pony rides, carnival games, bounce houses, art project, face painting and of course the egg hunt make for a memorable day. The Foundation sincerely appreciates the following vendors and individuals who donate their time and talent to ensure the event’s success:

Major Sponsors:

Supporters
Entenmann’sHalo Farm Inc., House of Cupcakes, Jacques Fine Catering, Mars, Inc. McCaffrey’s Market, Saker ShopRite of Lawrenceville, Sweet Works, Sherwin Williams, Stop & Shop and the Montgomery Girl Scouts and Montgomery Boy Scout Troop 46

Please note: The event is for special needs children ages 3 to 8 and their families.  You must have an invitation code to register.  If you are a parent or caregiver of a child with special needs who is between the ages of 3 and 8 but do not have an invitation code, please call or email the Foundation at info@drumthwacket.org for assistance.


Annual Gala

The Foundation’s Annual Gala is hosted by the Governor and First Lady at Drumthwacket and traditionally held in late Spring.  If you are interested in attending the gala, please contact Lysa Israel, the Foundation’s Development consultant, at ljisrael@drumthwacket.org.  Proceeds benefit the Drumthwacket Foundation.
Supporters
The Foundation sincerely appreciates the following chefs and owners for their support of the Gala in past years:

The Bernards Inn |  Corey Heyer ~ Executive Chef

FiIN,  A Seafood Experience Demetrios Haroniz, Executive Chef

Kuzina by Sofia |  Sofia Karakasidou  ~ Executive Chef

The Manor Mario Russo  ~ Chef de Cuisine

Roots Steakhouse  |  Travis Keuhlen  ~ Executive Chef

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse |  Jason Hensle, Sous Chef

Salt Creek Grille |  Luis Estrada~Executive Chef

Seasons 52 Tyler Roatch, Executive Chef

 Anheuser-Busch 


Governors' Luncheon

Governors’ Luncheon

Attended by the Governor and the First Lady in addition to former NJ Governors, the Governors’ Luncheon hosted by the Foundation raises funds to support the foundation’s programming and operations.  If you are intereted in attending the luncheon, please contact Lysa Israel, the Foundation’s Development consultant, for additional information.