NJ Hall Of Fame’s Mobile Museum Makes A Stop At Rahway Elementary School

Students from Mrs. Lopez's 6th grade Social Studies class. (Photo courtesy of Franklin School)

Students from Mrs. Lopez’s 6th grade Social Studies class. (Photo courtesy of Franklin School)

RAHWAY — On Tuesday, Oct.15, students from Franklin Elementary in Rahway school enjoyed an exclusive tour of the NJ Hall of Fame’s (NJHOF) Mobile Museum. The visit was an extension activity aligned with the students’ Social Studies curriculum.

Students were invited to explore the 850 square foot expandable trailer, which was parked right outside their school! The “field trip on wheels” allowed students to interact with many multimedia exhibits, images, and artifacts showcasing everyone from Bruce Springsteen and Buzz Aldrin to Thomas Edison and Rahway’s own Carl Sagan. After learning all about notable New Jersey residents, the students returned to their classrooms and used the knowledge they gained to work on various projects, including reports, essays, and even NJ Hall of Fame trading cards. After school, parents were invited to accompany their children aboard, as well. 

The New Jersey Hall of Fame was created to honor citizens who have made invaluable contributions to society and the world beyond. 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.

The Mobile Museum was designed by two giants in the world of architecture and museum design: Hall of Fame architect and designer Michael Graves, and Ralph Appelbaum Associates, renowned planner and designer of museum exhibitions.

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