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Department of State

New Jersey State Museum

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

New Jersey State Museum Update

The State Museum is now open regular operating hours. Masks are required for all visitors over the age of 2.


About The Museum


School and Group Reservations (Public Tours/Group Visits)
T: 609-292-1382

General Inquiries

Rentals – War Memorial and Museum Auditorium

Museum Shop

Press and Media Inquiries

Membership (Individual/Family)

Development (Corporate & Foundation Support)

Rights & Reproductions Requests
Archaeology & Ethnography:
Cultural History:
Fine Art:
Natural History:


Museum Staff



Margaret M. O’Reilly, Executive Director
Barbara Bower, Business Administrator
Susan Greitz, Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Bill Nutter, Rentals & Facilities Manager
Stephanie Nutter, Asst. to the Director/Rentals Contracts


Archaeology & Ethnography

Gregory D. Lattanzi, PhD, Curator & State Archaeologist
Karen A. Flinn, Asst. Curator


Cultural History

Nicholas Ciotola, Curator                                               
Paula Bisson, Registrar


Education & Public Programs

Beth Cooper, Curator                                                    
Shay Brooks, School & Group Reservations
Megan Innes, Mgr., Interpretive Services
Bill Murray, Planetarium Technician
Diane Watson, PhD, Asst. Curator, Science Education


Exhibits Design & Fabrication

Elizabeth Beitel, Supervisor, Museum Exhibits       


Fine Art

Margaret M. O’Reilly, Curator                                          
Jenny Martin-Wicoff, Registrar


Natural History

David C. Parris, Curator                                                        
Dana Ehret, PhD, Asst. Curator
Rodrigo Pellegrini, Registrar




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