The New Jersey Hall of Fame has announced plans to open, this year, a 10,000-square-foot entertainment and learning center at the American Dream complex in East Rutherford. It will be adjacent to the Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park and DreamWorks Water Park; there will be a breaking ground ceremony in the spring, with the opening in the fall.
Its signature artifact will be the Model T automobile that Henry Ford gave to Thomas Edison in 1933. According to a email message, the center “will also include a Model T/Fly Me to the Moon simulator, a holographic karaoke stage, a late-night Jersey television studio, and several exhibits that will convey the story of Jersey Greatness in all walks of life.”
The hall began inducting notable New Jerseyans in 2008. Last year’s inductees included Alexander Hamilton, Antonin Scalia, Monte Irvin, Dorothea Lange and, in the arts category, Sarah Dash, Mary Chapin Carpenter and George Benson.
Nominees for 2022 have not been announced yet.
For information, visit njhalloffame.org.
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