Mayor Steven M. Fulop joins City Council members to announce the final vote at tonight’s City Council meeting to lease the National Historic Landmark Apple Tree House to the Museum of Jersey City History (MJCH), building upon the Fulop Administration’s commitment to revive Journal Square as a regional destination and the standard-bearer for arts and culture in New Jersey.
According to officials, in addition to the new museum, consistent with Mayor Fulop’s vision to revitalize Journal Square as a sought-after arts and culture hub is the Centre Pompidou coming to the Pathside building, the Loew’s Theatre renovation with the NJ Devils, the Liberty Science Center expansion, and the Arts and Culture Trust Fund.
“The Apple Tree House embodies Jersey City’s rich history and diverse communities, which is why it was our priority to restore the historical landmark as part of our broader efforts to bring Journal Square back to life as the premier destination for arts and culture,” said Mayor Fulop.
“Establishing this Jersey City-centric museum furthers our efforts to preserve our City’s history and culture while also expanding opportunities to educate and inspire our community.”
The first floor of the Museum of Jersey City History at Apple Tree House will host permanent historical exhibits highlighting different aspects of the City’s history.
The level above will feature rotating Jersey City-themed historical exhibitions.