Sparta, NJ – The Sparta Education Association, with support from the Sussex County Education Association, is pleased to announce that the New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum will visit Sparta Day on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.at Station Park. Visitors will have the chance to learn more about the influential New Jersey men and women who made invaluable contributions to the state and the world in arts, business, sports, science, and business.
Sparta Day, a yearly family fun festival as well as vendor and craft fair, is sponsored by the Junior Woman’s Club of Sparta. Admission to Sparta Day and the Mobile Museum is free to the general public.
The Mobile Museum offers a dramatic multimedia exhibition created around the theme — “Make a Difference.” Through images, artifacts, film, and interactive elements, visitors can explore the ways that Hall of Fame inductees have changed the state and the world: as innovators, as leaders, and as voices for the voiceless—often against overwhelming odds.
The Mobile Museum, the first of its kind, was originally opened to communities across the Garden State in June of 2013. “The mobile museum is the nation's first state hall of fame mobile museum exhibit in the nation, (…it is a) "field trip on wheels”. The mobile museum will inspire children to strive for excellence in all walks of life, and by offering positive role models, will provide them with a blueprint on how to follow in the footsteps of our Jersey legends that are showcased onboard the Mobile Museum," said Steve Edwards, President of the NJHOF Foundation.
About the New Jersey Hall of Fame
The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) honors citizens who have made invaluable contributions to society and the world beyond. Since 2008, some 70 notable people from 15 fields of human endeavor have been inducted, including: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Jack Nicholson, Susan Sarandon, Toni Morrison, Frank Sinatra, Buzz Aldrin, Frankie Valli, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Tony Bennett, Queen Latifah, Carl Lewis, and Yogi Berra.
The Hall of Fame reinforces the message to children that they can and should strive for excellence in any endeavor of their choosing. By presenting significant and powerful role models and teaching young people about the voting process, the Hall of Fame is a source of learning, inspiration and hope for children. For more information on the NJHOF and a full list of the inductees, please visit www.njhalloffame.org.