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New Exhibit Offers Unique History of New Jersey Diners

April 7, 2015
​The Icons of American Culture: History of New Jersey Diners exhibit is housed inside the County’s Historic Cornelius Low House Museum/Middlesex County Museum. The Museum is located at 1225 River Road in Piscataway.

This seven-room exhibit tells the story of some of the of the Garden State’s most iconic eateries.

 "This is one of the most creative and fun exhibits that Cultural and Heritage has ever developed,” says Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “I hope that many people will visit the exhibit and enjoy the research and memorabilia on display. It’s a great way to learn about life in Middlesex County, New Jersey and beyond, through a tradition that’s still going strong.”

“Everyone who’s ever visited a diner will find lots to enjoy, learn, and relate to at this exhibit,” says Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, Chair of the Business Development and Education Committee. “It’s a true reflection of one of New Jersey’s most iconic features, and a tribute to all those who still keep diners going for patrons to enjoy.”

The exhibit is offered without charge and will be open to the public 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays (except holidays) through June 2016.  For more information please call the museum at 732-745-4177.

Persons with hearing disabilities may dial 732-745-3888 (TTY users only) or 711 the New Jersey Relay System. The first floor of the Museum is accessible to people with disabilities; the second floor is available via narrated presentation on computer tablet.  An Assistive Listening System is available and will be in use at all times.  An American Sign Language interpreter can be provided without charge with a two-week advance request.  Wheelchairs are on site and may be borrowed by visitors during their stay or for those who may need assistance from the parking lot to the Museum. Call ahead and you will be met at your car.

Group tours and school groups are welcome. On-site workshops are led by the Museum Educator. To schedule a school tour please telephone 732-745-3030.  Ask about free bussing for Middlesex County Schools and community groups.

Icons of American Culture: History of New Jersey Diners is funded in part by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
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