The Drumthwacket Foundation curates temporary exhibits in the residence that showcase New Jersey-specific historic and contemporary fine art and thematic shows.


Featured Exhibit

Philemona Williamson: Select Works
January 23 to May 1, 2019

Eighteen paintings and works on paper by New Jersey artist Philemona Williamson.

Exhibit Brochure


Prior Exhibits

Gyre Series: Climate Change Project
Photographs by Susan Hockaday
September 12 to November 14, 2018

An exhibit of photographs by Susan Hockaday raising awareness of the devastation of plastic debris upon the environment.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


Drumthwacket Annual Spring Carnival

Hosted by the Governor and First Lady and the Drumthwacket Foundation, the Annual Spring Carnival for Children with Special Needs is held every Spring.  Pony rides, carnival games, bounce houses, art project, face painting, and a treasure 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:

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 for assistance.

Annual Gala

The Foundation’s Annual Gala is hosted by the Governor and First Lady at Drumthwacket. If you are interested in attending the gala, please email:   Proceeds benefit the Drumthwacket Foundation.