Middlesex County Institutions Participate In Museum Day

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission will participate in the Sixth Annual Museum Day hosted by Smithsonian Media. On Sunday, Sept. 26, the Cornelius Low House/Middlesex County Museum and East Jersey Olde Towne Village will join participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide to open their doors to all visitors.

As home of the Middlesex County Museum, the Cornelius Low House was established to provide educational experiences through the presentation of original research relating to significant people, historic places and events of New Jersey. “Call the Doctor! Call the Nurse! History of Medicine in New Jersey, 1775-1975” is currently on display. Experience New Jersey’s medical history through seven rooms of artifacts, medical instruments, documents, nursing uniforms and photographs from doctors, pharmacies and educational institutions. These, together with a reproduction surgical kit and recorded first-hand remembrances, will unfold New Jersey’s significant medical history.


East Jersey Olde Towne Village is a collection of original, replicated, and reconstructed 18th and 19th century structures.  Permanent exhibits are found in the Indian Queen Tavern, Runyon House, Williamson Wheelwright and Blacksmith Shop, Smalleytown Schoolhouse, Farley Blacksmith Shop, and Fitzrandolph House – six of ten buildings that reveal architecture typical of farm and merchant communities, once found in central New Jersey.

For more information, call 1-732-745-4489.  Admission to both sites is always free of charge and Museum Day tickets are not required for entry. The sites will be open on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 1 – 4 p.m.

Participating Museum Day venues celebrate the world’s dynamic heritage and cultural life. Log on to www.Smithsonian.com/museumday to learn more about the program, participating museums and tips to make your museum visit great.

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