HUNTERDON ASSEMBLYWOMAN Simon Legislation To Overhaul State Museum Approved by General Assembly

 Legislation sponsored by Assembly Republican Donna Simon to revamp the governance and administration of the State Museum in Trenton was approved by the General Assembly today. The bill, A-3509, abolishes the existing museum board of trustees and establishes a Division of the State Museum in the Department of State.


“By establishing a new direction, we can have a museum that showcases the rich history of our state and serves more visitors with better exhibits,” said Simon, R – Hunterdon, Somerset, Mercer and Middlesex. “Effective fund-raising and access to grants will allow our museum to compete with better-known institutions in the tri-state region.”


All duties and powers of the current board are transferred to the division. Also, the bill requires the division to employ an executive director with a minimum of five years experience managing an accredited museum.