FREEHOLD – The Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) has announced plans to reopen “Springsteen: His Hometown” at the museum in Freehold Borough on Memorial Day weekend, beginning May 27.
The exhibit, which provides a comprehensive look at how Monmouth County has been thematically woven into Bruce Springsteen’s music and art throughout his career, will extend through July 31 only, according to a press release.
“Springsteen: His Hometown” debuted in September 2019 to critical acclaim and was featured in Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal, as well as on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and SiriusXm’s E Street Radio, among dozens of media outlets.
Following a gala launch event highlighted by Bruce Springsteen touring the exhibit and treating attendees to a live performance, the MCHA museum welcomed thousands of fans and enthusiasts from around the world until restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic required the association to suspend attendance in mid-March 2020, according to the press release.
“We are so excited to finally be able 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,” she said.
Tickets for “Springsteen: His Hometown” are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the MCHA website at www.monmouthhistory.org. Tickets must be purchased in advance and admission will be by timed entry only.
MCHA will follow all current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New Jersey guidelines for safe attendance, according to the press release.
“Springsteen: His Hometown” displays more than 150 unique items featuring selections from the Monmouth County Historical Association and the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University.
“Springsteen: His Hometown” will be open Thursdays from 4-8 pm and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. between May 27 and July 31.
The exhibit will also be open on Memorial Day, May 31, and on July 4-5 from noon to 5 p.m. For ticket purchase, visit www.monmouthhistory.org