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NJ Hall of Fame Mobile Museum Makes Stop at Long Branch Middle School


The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) Mobile Museum, sponsored by Barnabas Health, made a stop at Long Branch Middle School on November 13, with more than 350 students visiting the 53-foot double-expandable trailer with 850 square feet of stunning exhibition space features historical displays on influential New Jerseyans who have shaped the Garden State.

"New Jersey has such a rich history of innovation, which is captured through the storylines of each inductee,” said Michael Salvatore, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools for Long Branch. “I was truly fascinated with the design of the Mobile Museum as it allowed hundreds of our children to explore content that explained the fabric of our great state. We are extremely grateful to Dr. Vozos and the entire team at Monmouth Medical Center for helping to make this event a reality."

Designed by famed architect and NJHOF inductee Michael Graves, and renowned museum exhibition designer, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, the Mobile Museum offers a dramatic multimedia exhibition created around the theme - “Make a Difference.” Through images, artifacts, film, and a suite of interactive elements, visitors can explore the ways that Hall of Fame inductees have changed the state and the world.

“The Mobile Museum provides inspiration to take pride in the history of New Jersey and local communities,” said Michael Viturello, Long Branch Middle School Lead Principal. “The museum’s biographies and induction speeches allowed our students to experience a multimedia approach to hearing about the inductees’ values and successes in their own words, and the interactive displays also added depth to the impact inductees had on New Jersey, the United States, and even the global community. The students absolutely loved it. It truly was an educational experience that made a lasting impact.”

Frank J. Vozos, M.D., FACS, President and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center and Bill Arnold, COO, Monmouth Medical Center, joined Long Branch Mayor Adam Schenider, Michael Salvatore, Ph.D., Superintendent of Schools, Long Branch, Michael Viturello, Long Branch Middle School Lead Principal, Evelyn Cruz, Long Branch Middle School Principal for Grade 7 Science and the Computer Technology Academy, Kim Hyde, Long Branch Middle School Principal for the Grade 6 Leadership Academy, Nicole Esposito, Humanities Supervisor for Grades 6-12 are pictured with some of the more than 350 Long Branch Middle School who visited the New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) Mobile Museum on November 13.

About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest teaching hospitals and has been an affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation’s largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit

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