1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook Entries


The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

NEW JERSEY
Marking the state's tercentenary this year, 21 small exhibit buildings of unusual construction - peaked roofs suspended from soaring masts - develop the theme: "For three centuries: people, purpose, progress." The exhibits encompass all aspects of New Jersey life, from zinc mining to Sunday picnics. In the center of the complex of buildings is a "village square," where choirs, drum corps, bands and other groups of Jerseymen put on frequent performances.
Glories of the state are on exhibit in historic displays, scientific demonstrations, on-the-spot craftsmanship and entertainment. One building is devoted to the inventions of Thomas Edison; another houses a 1912 Mercer automobile (made in Mercer County). In still another, a 90-second film takes the visitor strolling down the boardwalk in Atlantic City. A Tiros weather satellite and a Relay II communications satellite, both made in new Jersey, are on display. The emphasis is on "live" presentations: a chick hatchery to delight the youngsters, a shipbuilder at work making real boats, glass-blowing demonstrations and a marching militiaman attired in full Revolutionary dress.
* Admission: free.

NEW JERSEY

A cluster of peaked roofs suspended from soaring booms shelters many displays: craftsmen, Edison mementos, model trains.

In the center of the pavilion is a "village square" where music and dance groups perform.

NEW JERSEY PARADE. Featured are historic displays and scientific demonstrations. One building is devoted to the work of Thomas Edison; in another, computers answer a variety of questions about the state; still another houses a 1912 Mercer automobile (made in Mercer County). Elsewhere, a potter, a glassblower and a shipbuilder are at work, and salt-water taffy is made. A satellite-tracking station is in operation. For the children there is a large model-train layout with eight trains.
 
Admission: free.

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