New Jersey Hall of Fame Exhibition Coming to Newark Airport

Highlighting the lives of inductees through posters, videos and five hologram units, the exhibition is designed to inspire people to pursue their own full potential.

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Governor Christie announces a $400,000 state grant for a New Jersey Hall Of Fame Exhibit at Newark Liberty International Airport. (NJ Office of Information Technology)

The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) announces plans for a state-of-the-art exhibition of its inductees at Newark Liberty International Airport starting in 2018. Highlighting the lives of inductees through posters, videos and five hologram units, the exhibition is designed to inspire people to pursue the full potential of their own lives.

Holograms in both Terminals B and C will feature NJHOF inductees such as astronaut Mark Kelly and international recording artist Wyclef Jean and prompt airport patrons to learn more through questions and recorded answers. The exhibition in Terminal B will include video monitors and a poster campaign.

“New Jersey Hall of Fame inductees, people who we are most proud of in this state, have made significant and vitally important contributions to our state’s quality of life, our society in general and to the world,” said Governor Christie. “This new exhibition will welcome domestic and international travelers to our State, giving them the opportunity to learn more about who we are in New Jersey and our state’s history, and it will further instill a sense of Jersey Pride for all New Jersey residents.

“Newark Liberty Airport is an essential economic engine for the Garden State, generating thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity. This new cultural enhancement is just another step in our efforts to ensure the airport has the most advanced, up-to-date terminals to meet the needs of modern-day travelers.”

Installation of the exhibition will take place throughout 2018 starting with two hologram units this December and three additional by the end of March along with the poster campaign. Video monitors will be installed by the Spring and the wall of fame by the Fall.

“This remarkably innovative exhibition aligns perfectly with the Port Authority’s commitment to modernize and improve its facilities and provide customers with a world-class customer experience,” said Kevin O’Toole, Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. “We’re excited to welcome visitors to New Jersey with the inspiring lives of our Hall of Fame inductees.”

“This NJ Hall of Fame satellite exhibition is the first in a series of exciting announcements planned for the months ahead,” observed Jon Hanson, NJHOF Capital Campaign Chairman.

“This exhibition will encourage children and adults alike to follow the examples of our inductees and become the best they can be,” added NJHOF Chairman Emeritus John Keegan. “It will also make Jersey proud.”

“New Jersey Hall of Fame at Newark Airport is a satellite museum outpost that will feature the latest in cutting edge technology, and will help to distinguish New Jersey as the state whose citizens have made enormous contributions to mankind,” concluded Steve Edwards, Chairman of NJHOF Board of Trustees.

About the New Jersey Hall of Fame

The Foundation for New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) is a non-profit organization honoring citizens who have made invaluable contributions to society, the State of New Jersey, and the world beyond. Since 2008, the NJHOF has hosted nine ceremonies for over 150 notable individuals and groups that have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Inductees have included Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Buzz Aldrin, Toni Morrison, Yogi Berra, Bruce Springsteen, Norman Schwarzkopf, Jon Bon Jovi, Queen Latifah, Michael Douglas, Tony Bennett, Susan Sarandon, and Jack Nicholson.

The NJHOF endeavors to present school children with significant and powerful role models to show that they can, and should, strive for excellence. Outreach through the New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum, designed by architect Michael Graves, has attracted over 300,000 visitors. Sponsors of the NJHOF include Acrisure; Aetna; BGIA; Cablevision; Carpenter Contractor Trust; Charles Edison Fund; Coach USA; Comcast Foundation; Diversified Systems; Edison Innovation Foundation; EisnerAmper LLP; Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt & Fader; Genova Burns; Johnson & Johnson; Michael Graves & Associates; New Jersey Education Association; New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group; New Jersey Natural Gas | New Jersey Resources; New Jersey Schools Insurance Group; New Jersey 101.5; NJ Advance Media | NJ.com; NJSEA; Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters; PNC Bank; PSE&G, Ralph Appelbaum & Associates; Red, White & Que Smokeshack, RJWBarnabas Health; Saddleback Real Estate Developers; The Hampshire Real Estate Companies; Townsquare Media; Triple Five Worldwide; and Vanik Interactive. For more information on the NJHOF, its mission and inductees, go to www.njhalloffame.org.

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