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HEADLINE NEWS: THE LIFE AND TRANFORMATION OF THE GREAT AMERICAN NEWSPAPER
An exhibit and lecture sponsored by Liberty Hall Museum and Kean University

Liberty Hall Museum and Kean University present a special traveling exhibit featuring reproductions of historical newspapers in the Museum’s collection. The program also features a 45-minute lecture by former journalist Terry Golway, director of the Kean Center for American History. The exhibit consists of three landscape panels, 30 x 40, which feature images of newspaper headlines reporting the end of three wars, the assassination of three presidents, the moon landing of 1969, and other historic events.

Historical societies, libraries and schools are invited to host the exhibit and lecture for no charge. In the words of celebrated author Pete Hamill, who wrote an introduction for the show, the exhibit “displays newspapers in their glorious heyday. I hope the young look closely, and realize why they mattered so much …The presses might stop. The need for great journalism never will.”

RESIDENTS OF LIBERTY HALL
Beginning with William Livingston, New Jerseyís first elected governor, and ending with its last resident, Mary Alice Barney Kean, museum educators will describe the fascinating history of Liberty Hall as told through the lives of its occupants. Slides are available.

TALES OF THE PRESIDENTS
Sid Frank, author of The Presidents: Tidbits & Trivia, will chat about the fascinating and little-known tales of our nationís leaders. Learn the interesting facts NOT found in our history books.

LADIES OF LIBERTY HALL
From Susan Livingston, daughter of Governor Livingston, whose daring exploits saved Liberty Hall from the British during the Revolutionary War, to Mary Alice Kean who worked tirelessly for the preservation of our historic structures, Livingston and Kean women have played an important role in the history of our community. This lively talk describes two hundred years of contributions by the Ladies of Liberty Hall.

GARDENS OF LIBERTY HALL
Liberty Hall Museumís 23 beautifully landscaped acres, which were designed so that plants are blooming from April to first frost, are evidence of a more than 200-year-old tradition of the Livingston/Kean family that began with Governor Livingston. This speech, which includes a video presentation, interweaves the history of the gardens with the life and times of the remarkable people who lived at Liberty Hall.

JEWS IN JERSEY
What do Philip Roth, Benjamin Bernanke and Jerry Lewis have in common? They all share the same Jewish heritage and all are native New Jerseyans. Museum Educator Sid Frank will discuss the contributions of Jewish New Jerseyans in such diverse areas as sports, politics, law, science, literature and entertainment.

Liberty Hall has witnessed two hundred years of history and has lots of stories to tell. If you have a particular interest, we would gladly tailor a talk for you.

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