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Contact: Melissa Abernathy, 201-656-2240, pr @ hobokenmuseum.org

Hoboken Historical Museum Updates Website for Better Mobile Experience, Easier Navigation with NJ Cultural Trust Grant

NJCT Institutional and Financial Stabilization Grant Also Enables Museum to Record and Display More Event Video and Audio on Website

Hoboken, N.J. – May 30, 2017 – The Hoboken Historical Museum is pleased to unveil an extensive redesign and upgrade to its website, thanks to a generous grant of $28,788 from the NJ Cultural Trust through its 2016 Institutional and Financial Stabilization Grant program.

The project included the creation of a Digital Asset Management (DAM) system for managing the growing archive of video, audio and photographic files from the Museum’s historical exhibits and related events that extend access to this content to those who can’t attend in person and to future audiences researching Hoboken and New Jersey history.

Working with the talented Chatterson Studio, the Museum convened a committee to review the site’s layout and identify the areas that Museum members and the general public need to access the most to prioritize navigation to that content. The new website design also offers a new mobile device-friendly interface to reach a wider audience via smartphones and tablets.

About the Hoboken Historical Museum

Founded 1986, the Museum’s mission is to educate the public about Hoboken’s history, diverse culture, architecture and historic landmarks. In 2001, the Museum moved into one of the oldest buildings on the waterfront, in the former Bethlehem Steel shipyard, at 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, where it maintains a series of rotating exhibits. The Museum is open six days a week, 2–7pm on Tuesday–Thursday, 1–5pm on Fridays, and noon–5pm on weekends. It offers special exhibits, tours, events and lectures, as well as educational programs for adults and children on a weekly basis. An updated schedule of events and an online catalog of many items in its collections are available at www.hobokenmuseum.org. The Museum is a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)3 entity.

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