Contact The NJ State Museum
Mailing Address:
NJ State Museum
PO Box 530
Trenton, NJ 08625

Museum & Auditorium Galleries:
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ

Tel: (609) 292-6464 (recorded message)

Friends of the New Jersey State Museum

Since 1968, the Friends of the New Jersey State Museum has supported the collections, exhibitions and educational programs of the Museum through volunteerism, advocacy and fundraising. Friends' members participate in volunteer activities and enjoy a number of special benefits. In addition to a 10% discount on Friends Shop purchases, members also receive advance notice of events, priority registrations, discounts on trip registrations, eNews, and so much more. For more information about the Friends of the New Jersey State Museum, contact:

Nicole Jannotte, Executive Director
Friends of the New Jersey State Museum
P.O. Box 530
Trenton, NJ 08625-0530

Join the Friends

Memberships allow the Friends to continue their important work and enable the Museum to continue programming with a level of excellence the public has come to expect! Please join the Friends and support the New Jersey State Museum. For more information on how to become a Friend, call

Help support the New Jersey State Museum. Members receive eNews updates and calendars, discounts on purchases in the Museum Shop, announcements and discounts of trips and other special member-only events.

Membership Form

Discounts: Young Friends (18-30 years), senior citizens (62+ years), faculty, and professional artists may deduct $10 from the total cost of their membership.

If your employer has a matching gift program, please include the necessary forms with your payment. It could double your contribution! Contributions to the Friends are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Visit the Friends Museum Shop

Shop Hours

Tuesday through Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: Noon to 4 pm
Closed Monday & State Holidays
Phone: 609.826-3936

The Friends Shop at the New Jersey State Museum carries a wide array of exceptional gifts and mementos inspired by the Museum’s collections in Archaeology, Cultural History, Ethnology, Fine Art and Natural History.

Find one of a kind jewelry, hand blown glass, and pottery and baskets handcrafted by New Jersey artisans. Beautiful silk scarves, ties and handbags, note cards, educational toys and games, books, posters and much more!

Many of our items are handcrafted by local artisans and we feature a selection of books and exhibition catalogs as well as handmade cards. Become a member of the Friends of the New Jersey State Museum and save 10% on each purchase. Proceeds from the Friends Shop support the New Jersey State Museum.

The Friends Board of Trustees 2012-2013
Karen S. Ali, President
Gabrielle Deen, Vice President

Dorothy Bartaris
Janet Bickal
Jennifer Wade Bredin
Howard Cohn
Mary Guess Flamer
Janice Gavin
Susan Palsir Huber
Larry G. Conti, Treasurer
Heidi Rarich, Secretary

Linda Maiden
Beverly Nester
Dorothy Plohn
Jaclyn Polin
Steve M. Richman
Julie Dixon Thomas
Dolores Yazujian
The Friends Honorary Trustees
Maude Belli
Alice Caulkins
Marcia Dewey
Christopher Forbes
Lynn Formidoni
Ann Gips
Sally Lane Graff
Ingrid Hammond
Jacqueline Johnson
George Korn
Fleury Mackie
Janet Patten Moon
Joyce Moore
Libby Moore
Maryann Mountford
Barbara Peskin
Carol Rosenthal
H.L. Boyer Royal
Kathryn Ryan
Georgia Schley
Barbara Stokes
Pam Switlik
Friends Staff
Nicole Jannotte, Executive Director
Lorraine Starr-Curtin, Friends Shop Manager