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The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University has big plans to show the world who’s boss. In collaboration with the Borough of Freehold, they are opening an exhibition space in the downtown area to celebrate Freehold’s most famous son, Bruce Springsteen.

Slated to open in mid-2024, the exhibition will be filled with memorabilia of the Jersey boy’s day, including artifacts, photographs multi-media displays (voice film, concert footage and interviews) and interactive displays. The mini-museum will be located in the current Freehold Fire Department building, located at 49 W. Main Street. The space will be getting a total renovation to accommodate the new exhibition space. This is shaping up to be a must-visit for fans of the Jersey native who is known for songs like “Jersey Girl,” “Born to Run,” “Rosalita,” “Dancing in the Dark,” “Born in the U.S.A.” and many more.

“Together, the Springsteen exhibition in Freehold and The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music on the campus of Monmouth University will ensure that the musical legacy of Springsteen and his important role in American music history remain in New Jersey for generations to come,” archives director Eileen Chapman said in a statement.

The Springsteen Freehold exhibition will be curated and programmed by the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music, along with Freehold historian Kevin Coyne and other members of the Freehold community deeply familiar with the Springsteen story. Coyne said in a statement: “The central idea behind the Freehold project is to tell the story of Bruce Springsteen as a writer, as a storyteller and as a chronicler of America, and how his story and the story of his hometown intertwine to tell the larger story of his country.”

 

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