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New Jersey State Museum – Virtual Tour

New Jersey State Museum - Virtual Tour

New Jersey State Museum – Virtual Tour

The New Jersey State Museum offers collections that include natural history specimens, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, and cultural history and fine art objects. 

The museum was the first state museum in the country established with education as a primary mission and was first housed in the New Jersey State House in 1895.

As a center of cultural, educational, and scientific engagement, the museum inspires learning through its collections, research, exhibitions, and programs in science, history, and art. 

In its beginning, the museum focused on natural history. In 1912, the museum expanded its focus to include archaeology through the acquisition of Native American artifacts.

In 1924, decorative arts were added to the museum. Soon after, fine arts were exhibited and acquired, and the museum began collecting paintings, sculptures, and then in 1960 works on paper were added.

Today the museum consists of four floors for exhibitions, plus a Planetarium.

Highlights of the New Jersey State Museum

  • Prehistoric and historic specimens acquired from 100 years of excavations
  • Ethnographic Exhibits
  • Artifacts documenting New Jersey’s cultural, economic, military, political, and social history
  • Ceramics produced by Trenton potteries
  • Artifacts documenting craft, work, play, community, and family life in New Jersey
  • American abstract artists of the 1930s and 1940s
  • Works by 19th through 21st-century African-American artists
  • Natural history collections of minerals, fossils, and shells

New Jersey State Museum

  • Museum:           New Jersey State Museum
  • City:                   Trenton, New Jersey
  • State:                 New Jersey
  • Country:            United States
  • Established:       1895
  • Type:                 State Museum
  • Location:           205 W State St, Trenton, NJ, United States

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“A museum is a place where one should lose one’s head.”
– Renzo Piano

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