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Open Letter to the trustees of TESU Regarding Wyeth Paining


   P.O. Box 7455, Trenton, NJ 08628

August 9, 2022

An Open Letter to the President and Trustees of

Thomas Edison State University

Since 1918 the Kiwanis Club of Trenton has worked to improve the lives of Trenton children, helping to build stronger communities and a foundation for a brighter future. We look to our City’s rich and diverse history for inspiration and recognize its essential role in the development of our nation’s ideals. Our history – Trenton’s history – continues to point the way to where we aspire to be as a community.

We are deeply disappointed by your stated intention to sell an important part of this history. As the custodian of N.C. Wyeth’s “Reception to Washington on April 21, 1789, at Trenton” Thomas

Edison State University has been entrusted with a work of art of great significance to our City. With this trust comes a responsibility to preserve both the artwork as well as the context within which it is presented. This context is the City of Trenton itself. Just as Washington came to Trenton because of its place in the fabric of our fledgling democracy, so too should future generations come to Trenton because of what our City can teach them about the course of history

and its impact on their lives today. Trentonians and visitors alike should continue to have the opportunity to view Wyeth’s “Reception to Washington” in Trenton, as it was intended.

We urge you to reconsider your attempt to sell Wyeth’s “Reception to Washington.” If the University is unable to serve as the painting’s custodian, then another suitable location within the City of Trenton should be identified as soon as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can assist in ensuring the painting’s permanent presence in Trenton. We hope that the University can continue to share in a collective commitment to historic preservation with the Kiwanis Club of Trenton and all who recognize and appreciate the priceless benefits it brings to our


Very truly,

Clifford P. Kirsch



Liberty weekend 2022 – coverage on NJ.COM

Full article:

Wine tasting

Date              9/16

Time             5;30 – 7 PM

Location      Old York Cellars Winery, 80 Old York Rd, Ringoes, NJ

Wine tasting to include 6 wines, meats, cheese, and chocolate to raise funds in support of The Times – Kiwanis camp Fund

Cost              $40/pp

Reserve your place:

Register for Winetasting Event
Your Email Address:

Remembering TRENTON’s Public Reading of The Declaration of Independence

Most have heard of Washington’s famous victory over the Hessians in Trenton in December 1776. But did you realize that Trenton first took the world stage in the fight for independence five months earlier? On July 8, 1776 Trenton hosted the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence outside of Philadelphia in front of what was then the Hunterdon County Courthouse on Warren Street (Mercer County did not yet exist). In typical “Trenton Makes the World Takes” fashion, the now-immortal words of the Declaration of Independence were proclaimed aloud, and ultimately heard around the world. That pivotal moment in history will be recreated on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at noon – 245 years to the day – when Trentonians gather to once again read aloud the Declaration of Independence on the same site as the original proclamation, now known as 23 South Warren Street. A cross-section of civic leaders and citizens young and old lead by Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora will each read a portion of the document, in front of the 33’ X 65’ mural depicting the original event in 1776.

Remembering TRENTON's public reading of the declaration of independence

Cooking for Campers

Join us for an on-line cooking class with Chef Justin Foushee of Leonardo’s 2 Restaurant

To Benefit: Times-Kiwanis Camp Fund


  • Panzanella Salad
  • Chicken Abruzzi
  • Bananas Foster

Tuesday, April 27
6:30 p.m.

Cost: $25

Register via PayPal:

Kiwanis Club of Trenton participates in Meals on Wheels’ Feed a Senior, Help a Restaurant Initiative

On the weekend of May 22nd, the Kiwanis Club of Trenton will partner with The Bread Ministry of the Church of St. Ann to provide  meals to Mercer County Senior Citizens through Panera Bread and Meals on Wheels of Mercer County’s Feed a Senior, Help a Restaurant Initiative.

The Panera Bread on Nassau St. in Princeton will prepare bagged lunches consisting of a turkey or chicken sandwich (plain), a piece of fruit, and a beverage.  Meals on Wheels will coordinate clients’ dietary considerations and delivery logistics.  Volunteers from the Kiwanis Club and Church of St. Ann will raise the needed funds and deliver the meals.

We invite you to make a donation through the Kiwanis Club of Trenton’s Paypal account or by check to:

The Kiwanis Club of Trenton
PO Box 7455
Trenton, NJ 08628

Thank you for your support!

Kiwanis Club of Trenton delivers Thanksgiving Day meals

The Times of Trenton published an article about the Kiwanis Club of Trenton’s partnership with the Church of St. Ann to deliver Thanksgiving Day meals.