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Title Panels for 5 information kiosks installed 2012 by HHM, Hoboken south waterfront, Open River Program.
Object Name Sign
Catalog Number 2012.003.0100
Collection Hoboken Historical Museum Archives
Credit Museum Collections.
Scope & Content Signage panels for five wayfinding kiosks installed 2012 by Hoboken Historical Museum on Hoboken's southern waterfront as part of the Open River Program. Digital files only, as produced by designer (viewing images are small files; PDF on file in original size for the ten panels.) See photo catalog 2012.020.0001 for photos of typical installed panels.

The panels, circa 14" x 55", offer history about the southern waterfront. Located on the riverfront walkway just east of Frank Sinatra Drive and one each located at the intersection of Newark, First, Second, Third and Fourth Streets. The historical signs are on the south side of the double-sided kiosks, with a modern map of the Hoboken waterfront on the north side. Maps on both sides are customized for their locations with "You are Here" markings. (Only one map is imaged here as typical; it has one major error repeated on all: Weehawken Cove is identified as Hoboken Cove.)

Historical panel locations with their titles:

kiosk 1, Newark & FSD:
Southern Piers: Trains, Ferries & the Tubes

kiosk 2, 1st & FSD
Southern Piers: Ocean Liners, World War I & Parks

kiosk 3, 2nd & FSD
Southern Piers: Stevens' Battery, Ships & Immigrants

kiosk 4, 3rd & FSD
Southern Piers: Pier C, Shipping & Longshoremen

kiosk 5, 4th & FSD
On the Waterfront: Holland America, Boat Clubs & The Movie

In addition to text and images, each one offers eight Guide-by-Cell audio tour recordings related to the content found on the panel.

Prepared and produced with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS.) Program created by Sherrard Bostwick; Robert Foster. Design by McKevin Shaughnessy.
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Notes The kiosks themselves were first designed in 1996 as part of the planning for the riverfront walkway. They were constructed by Fossil and installed in 2002 with panels produced for the City of Hoboken. Metal fabrication, double sided cases, hinged doors with acrylic glazing. See objects 2012.015.0001 for one of the original panels and some related documents.
Date 2011-2012
Year Range from 2011.0
Year Range to 2012.0
Search Terms Newark St.
Frank Sinatra Drive
First St.
Second St.
Third St.
Fourth St.
Hudson River
Caption Southern Piers: Trains, Ferries & the Tubes; kiosk 1-1, Newark & FSD
Imagefile 124\20120030100.TIF
Classification Historic Sites
War
Pier
Water
Railroads
Ferry
Ships
Business & Commerce
Real Estate
Motion Pictures
Monuments & Statues
Docks
Buildings
Invention
Disasters
Fires
Unions
U.S. Army
Signs