Middlesex County Goes Mobile!
Posted on 03/14/2018
Middlesex County has gone mobile with its county culture and heritage! By texting “culture” to 56512, users can access information on arts, history and cultural events, historic sites, podcasts, and so much more. If you’re looking to explore the historical side of Middlesex County, information on the County’s own sites and programs are available, as are updates on multicultural, visual arts, music, theater, craft, history, and dance programming presented by non-profit groups throughout their 25 municipalities.
The mobile service even lets the user explore local history without making a trip: take a cultural quiz online, or listen to one of the County’s Uncommon History podcasts on topics like the legend of the Jersey Devil, or the NJ boxer who inspired the “Rocky” film series.
Users can also share their experiences with Middlesex County’s arts and history on the site.
Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, Chair of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee, said: “Middlesex County knows how important it is to keep its residents and visitors connected to culture, from time-honored traditions to the latest in the performing arts. With our new mobile service, staying connected is now as easy as texting a friend.”
“The Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud of all the facets of the Office of Culture and Heritage, and this service is a great way to learn about all the Office has to offer,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “This County’s commitment to art, history, and tradition begins with grant funding to more than 100 non-profit cultural organizations to our local partners, and extends to the County’s partnership with the NJ Department of State Council on the Arts and the State Historical Commission.”
The mobile app also is a gateway to the County’s website, www.co.middlesex.nj.com, which offers even more in-depth information on the history, arts, and cultural pursuits to explore.