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


Featured Exhibits

Toshkio Takaezu: Select Works
March 5 – November 14, 2019

Born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii to the parents of Japanese immigrants, Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011) studied art first at the University of Hawaii and later at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  Strongly influenced by the Finnish ceramist Maija Grotell (1899-1973) and Zen Buddhism, Toshiko was at the vanguard of the movement to explore ceramic’s possibilities as an independent aesthetic medium.  Her signature ‘closed forms’ and torpedolike cylinders embrace the notion of ceramic pieces as artworks meant to be seen rather than used.  No longer able to contain, the vessels lose their utilitarian meaning an communicate as pure art.

The works exhibited are on generous loan from The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University.

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:


Bimbo Bakeries, Entenmann’s, FHG Dining, Halo Farm, Inc., House of Cupcakes, Jacques Fine Catering, Mars Inc., McCaffrey’s Market, Olives, PepsiCo, Saker ShopRite of Lawrenceville, 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. Please check back soon for more information and if you wish to attend. Proceeds benefit the Drumthwacket Foundation.