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Wikipedia Description: New Jersey State Museum
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The New Jersey State Museum is located at 205 West State Street in Trenton, New Jersey, overlooking the Delaware River. The museum is operated as part of the New Jersey Department of State. The museum's main collection of specimens, artifacts and objects date back to items collected in the early 19th century. The museum also includes a 140-seat planetarium and a 384-seat auditorium.
The New Jersey State Museum serves a broad region between New York and Philadelphia. Because the admission fee is 'suggested', and programs are free or offered at a very low-cost, the museum is accessible to visitors with low- to moderate incomes.
The New Jersey State Museum was the first state museum in the country established with education as a primary focus of its mission. The New Jersey Legislature formally established the museum by law in 1895; the museum received re-accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in August 2003.
As put forth in the mission statement: The New Jersey State Museum serves the lifelong educational needs of residents and visitors through its collections, exhibitions, programs, publications, and scholarship in science, history, archaeology, and the arts. Within a broad context, the museum explores the natural and cultural diversity of New Jersey, past and present.
In its beginning, like many museums of its era, the museum focused on natural history. The first major collections were of rocks, minerals and fossils from the New Jersey Geological Survey, which began in 1836. In 1912, the museum expanded its focus to include archaeology through an acquisition of artifacts produced by Native Americans in the region. These artifacts dated from the prehistoric and historic periods as well as from New Jersey's diverse populations during the Colonial and post-colonial eras. In 1922, the museum was one of the first on the east coast to exhibit, as art, a collection of North ...More...
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2017 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(April) a 48-hour jaunt for a Civil War Trust conference in Pensacola, FL,
(June) an 11-day trip built around the Civil War Trust annual conference in Chattanooga, TN including sites in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee,
(July) the annual San Diego Comic Con trip with a sidetrip to sites in Arizona,
(August) a family reunion in The Dells, Wisconsin including sites in Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin,
(October) the Civil War Trust Grand Review in Fredericksburg, VA, and
(December) a two-day jaunt to New York City.
For some reason, several of my photos have been published in physical books this year which is pretty cool. Ones that I know about:
"Tarzan, Jungle King of Popular Culture" (David Lemmo),
"The Great Crusade: A Guide to World War I American Expeditionary Forces Battlefields and Sites" (Stephen T. Powers and Kevin Dennehy),
"The American Spirit" (David McCullough),
"Civil War Battlefields: Walking the Trails of History" (David T. Gilbert),
"The Year I Was Peter the Great: 1956 — Khrushchev, Stalin's Ghost, and a Young American in Russia" (Marvin Kalb), and
"The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons" (Ron Collins and David Skover).
Number of photos taken this year: just below 560,000.