Artifacts from the life of Freehold’s famous son Bruce Springsteen and his family are now part of a special year-long exhibit at the Monmouth County Historical Association (MCHA) in Freehold that will run through October 2020.
CentraState is the proud Hometown Sponsor of the exhibit presented by the Monmouth County Historical Association in cooperation with The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University.
The exhibit, titled “Springsteen: His Hometown,” includes never-before-seen objects—from guitars and clothing to personal scrapbooks hand made by Springsteen’s mother and a 4-track recorder used on his Nebraska album.
Other displays will trace the history of the Springsteen family in Monmouth County, which dates back to pre-Revolutionary War days.
“The Monmouth County Historical Association is honored to have the opportunity to exhibit some of the most unique items that reflect the unparalleled career and life of Bruce Springsteen,” says Linda Bricker, President, MCHA Board of Trustees. “Springsteen remains an essential part of the fabric that comprises the deep history of Monmouth County. We would especially like to thank CentraState Healthcare System for serving as the Hometown Sponsor for the exhibit.”
For more information on the exhibit, visit SpringsteenHisHometown.com or call the Monmouth County Historical Association at 732-464-1466. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students, and free for MCHA members and those under age six.
“I was more or less a kid that came out of a small town. And I was a beach bum and loved the ocean and loved the sun and I liked the people that were there. I liked who I was when I was here. I wanted to continue writing about the things that I felt were important, and those things were pretty much here. I wanted to remain grounded. And living in this part of New Jersey was something that was—it was essential to who I was and continues, to this day, to be that way.”
-Bruce Springsteen interview with Terri Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air, October 2016
– Photo by Frank Stefanko, 1978