AWARD WINNING ONLINE EXHIBITION! What Exit? New Jersey and Its Turnpike
Welcome to The New Jersey Historical Society’s online exhibition about the New Jersey Turnpike! Here you’ll find not only a New Jersey story, but also an American story – one that reflects the rise of the automobile and the expansion of highways in the 20th century.
In the exhibition, travel back to the 1950s and find out what it takes to build a 118-mile long superhighway in only two years. See how cars, roads, traffic and people have all come to bear on the Turnpike driving experience. And understand the Turnpike from the employees’ perspective: their stories capture the ins and outs of working alongside the nation’s busiest toll highway.
Do all this through photographs, funky souvenirs, oral history interviews, ’50s film footage, and more!