In 2012, the Drumthwacket Foundation launched the fine art initiative to curate changing exhibits in the residence displaying fine art, both historic and contemporary, and thematic shows celebrating New Jersey. Stayed tuned for an announcement regarding the next exhibit.
Watercolor Illustrations of E. B. Lewis
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
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
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
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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
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.