I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Springsteen His Hometown

What: Springsteen His Hometown

Where: Monmouth County Historical Society
              70 Court Street
              Freehold, NJ

Who: All ages

When: Through July 31, 2021

Bruce Springsteen is definitely one of Freehold, New Jersey's favorite sons. Accordingly, the Monmouth County Historical Society planned a whole exhibit around the singer. It was supposed to open last year and may even have been open briefly but if so it was quickly closed due to the pandemic. Now, it has finally opened, and it will remain open through July 31.

The exhibit is very extensive. There are numerous artifacts including guitars, concert tour pins, records, and more. There are also plenty of pictures, album covers, posters, and more as well. Particular fans of the singer will especially appreciate the Springsteen music that plays throughout your visit to the museum as well as the opportunity to share your view of the exhibit, a special memory of Springsteen, or anything else you want on a postcard in a special fan section. This section also houses a number of incredible works of art created by fans. There is also a gorgeously made Springsteen-related trivial pursuit which is located in another section of the exhibit. 

It is not only an exhibit related to Springsteen's career. It covers his entire life and his family history as well. His family history is actually quite interesting since his ancestors were Dutch settlers. Accordingly, they were here not only before there was a United States, but before New Jersey was a British colony and when New York was still New Amsterdam. 

Reserved tickets are required to visit the museum which range from 0 to 15 dollars  depending if you are a member of the Historical Society or not. Although a vaccination is not required to visit, mask-wearing and social distancing are still required. Your temperature may also be taken when you enter the building. 

And that's our view. For more information,visit www.monmouthhistory.org.

Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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