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The Museum will be closed until Aug. 2
Through August 2, 2015
Location: Hoboken Museum, 1301 Hudson St.
The Museum will be closed for a month while we change exhibits, and reopen on August 2 with a free opening reception from 2 - 5 pm for the new exhibit, "Frank Sinatra: The Man, the Voice and the Fans," to commemorate the centennial of his birth. More details to follow soon.
Weehawken Celebrates Hamilton Day, July 11
July 11, 2015 • 6 pm
Location: Hamilton Park, Weehawken
History buffs will gather in Weehawken for a commemoration of the fateful duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Following the event, the Weehawken Historical Commission and Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society are co-sponsoring a talk by Yale history professor and Hamilton scholar, Dr. Joanne Freeman, a lively and engaging speaker with a wonderful sense of humor, on the topic: "Not Throwing Away Any Shots: Understanding the Burr-Hamilton Duel." The free lecture will take place at The Elks Club in Weehawken (50th Street) at 7:30 pm. Space is limited, click here for details on a whole series of Hamilton events.
City of Water Day is July 18
July 18, 2015 • 10 am - 4 pm
Location: Maxwell Place Park, Hoboken
The City of Water Day Festival is a free, day-long celebration of the world-class potential of the water that surrounds us and brings us together. Held on Governors Island, NY, and Maxwell Place Park in Hoboken, the event draws thousands of people from throughout the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region to participate in hundreds of unique, fun, and educational waterfront activities organized by the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA) and some 800 Alliance partners. The events run between 10am and 4pm on Saturday July 18, 2015. Click here for more details.
Hoboken Museum News
Enroll Now in Summer Enrichment Camps!
A few spots available in Session 2: Aug. 3-7
Location: The Museum, 1301 Hudson St.
Recent blog posts about our collections...
Play ball! Baseball season is just around the corner. If you've got spring (training) fever, check out our online collections, which are brimming with baseball-related items, such as this photo, right, the subject of the latest blog post by our Collections Manager. Click here to read all about it, and browse some of the other fascinating stories from our collections.
An integral part of the Hoboken Historical Museum's mission is "collecting, preserving, and interpreting artifacts and oral histories, both historic and contemporary, that reflect the life of the city." Since 1986, the Museum has been adding to its ever-growing collections, now numbering well over 50,000 documents, maps, drawings, books, photos, slides and objects related to the history of our city. Since 2006, the Museum has offered an online version of its collections catalog, which is searchable by keyword.
Many artifacts have fascinating back stories, which our Collections Manager periodically shares on the Museum's blog. Click here to read about a few of them. Did you know that all of our Oral History chapbooks are available for browsing and downloading as PDFs? Click here to visit that page. Most of the chapbooks are available for sale in our gift shop for $3 each.
Take a Virtual Visit of Past Exhibits
If you look up the Museum on Google Maps, you can now enjoy a virtual visit to past exhibits in the Museum, courtesy of local authorized Google Views photographers Anthony and Orsi of BlackPaw Photo. You'll find it also embedded in the main exhibit page [click here].
In addition, our Museum collections manager has been creating detailed online galleries of our recent exhibits using the same technology developed for the Mars Rovers to capture detailed photographs of the red planet. Plus, our collections manager created a virtual tour of Sybil's Cave. Click here to go spelunking via computer! Or visit past exhibits: "Driving Under the Hudson," and "Ta-Da! Artworks by Beth Lucas." Click on the titles to find links to the online galleries.