Springsteen: His Hometown to Close July 31

There are just two weeks left to visit Bruce Springsteen in his hometown of Freehold.

Springsteen: His Hometown located at the Monmouth County Historical Association Museum in Freehold, NJ will come to a close on July 31st.

The exhibit–which opened in September of 2019 with much fanfare, including a short set performed by Springsteen himself to celebrate the grand opening –provides a comprehensive look at how Monmouth County, NJ has been thematically woven into Bruce Springsteen’s music and art throughout his career. Tours were suspended in March 2020 due to Covid-19 concerns, but re-opened earlier this year on May 27.

“Since re-opening, we have been so excited to welcome back Bruce Springsteen fans and history lovers to this truly unique exhibit,” said Linda Bricker, President, MCHA Board of Trustees.  “Springsteen remains an essential part of the fabric that comprises the deep history of Monmouth County and MCHA is honored to continue to have the opportunity to share some of the most unique, as well as several never-before-seen, items that reflect his unparalleled career.   We hope as many Springsteen enthusiasts as possible will be able to enjoy the exhibition before it must conclude ”

As previously reported, Springsteen: His Hometown displays over 150 unique items featuring selections from both the Monmouth County Historical Association and the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University.  The exhibit is co-curated by Melissa Ziobro, Monmouth University’s Specialist Professor of Public History and Bernadette Rogoff, Director of Collections for MCHA. Eileen Chapman, Director of The Archives, and Robert Santelli, founding director of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, serve as advisors to the exhibit.  Items displayed include:

●      Personal scrapbook created by Bruce Springsteen’s mother Adele.

●      19th Century Civil War document from Monmouth County that includes Alexander Springsteen of lineal descent to Bruce Springsteen.

●      Original color poster from The Castiles, Bruce Springsteen’s first band that originated in Freehold.

Tickets for Springsteen: His Hometown can be purchased by visiting the MCHA website at www.monmouthhistory.org. as well as at the Museum box office.  MCHA will follow all current CDC and New Jersey guidelines for safe attendance.

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