MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Explore how New Jersey and its residents were affected by and helped the war effort during World War I through a new exhibit, Over There, Over Here: New Jersey During WWI.

The exhibit will open with a special celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 12 at Middlesex County’s Cornelius Low House/Middlesex County Museum, located at 1225 River Rd. in Piscataway.

The World War I Drum and Bugle Music Group will set the scene with historic music.

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The exhibit itself features authentic WWI artifacts, including many pieces loaned by County residents. If you loaned an artifact, be sure to stop in and see your family’s WWI story.

Admission to the exhibit and the grand opening celebration are free. No registration is required.

“This exhibit is a great tribute to New Jersey’s role in WWI, on the battlefront and the home front,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, Chair of the Business Development and Education Committee. “I especially thank all our residents who loaned personal mementos, family heirlooms and other artifacts. Your contributions have helped Middlesex County bring history to life.”

“The exhibit marks the centennial of WWI,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said. “I hope many people will attend the opening of the exhibit or visit during its run. Our nation has come a long way in the century since World War I, and we must not forget the lessons we’ve learned from that period.”

The exhibit will be open to the public 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays, and Sundays (except holidays) and runs until December 30, 2018.

For more information please call the museum at 732-745-4177.

For more information on the Office of Arts and History and its programming, please visit our County website at www.middlesexcountynj.gov or text CULTURE to 56512.

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 always welcome. On-site workshops are led by the Museum Educator. To schedule a school tour please telephone 732-745-3030.  Middlesex County Schools call for information on bussing assistance.

Over There, Over Here: New Jersey During WWI is funded in part by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Middlesex County Office of Arts and History, New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of the Department of State.