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Our Doors are Always Open at Liberty Hall Museum

UNION, N.J. – Step away from the winter chill and into the Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University. For the first time, Liberty Hall opens its doors for the winter and invites visitors to journey through time and witness history through the experiences of one American family.

“We offer an array of exciting tours for the entire family as well as educational programs for students and teachers,” said Bill Schroh, director of operations at Liberty Hall. “There is literally something for everyone and for all ages at our museum.”

Guests will hear stories of family traditions from centuries ago and discover American history with forgotten letters from Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. Guests can also explore the rooms of the Liberty Hall mansion that welcomed many distinguished guests, such as George and Martha Washington and Alexander Hamilton.

Afternoon Tea is served every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the glass-enclosed porch overlooking the formal English gardens. The menu consists of a selection of sandwiches, pastries, scones and clotted cream, jams and choice of two teas. Cost is $30 per person and includes a house tour. Reservations are required.

Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University chronicles more than 200 years of American history. Built in 1772 by New Jersey’s first elected governor and signer of the Constitution, William Livingston, the Victorian-style mansion houses extensive collections of antique furniture, ceramics, textiles, toys and tools owned by seven generations of the Livingston/Kean families. The Firehouse is the latest addition to the Museum’s complex housing two antique fire engines and a collection of fire memorabilia.

Liberty Hall is located at 1003 Morris Avenue in Union, New Jersey. It is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For information about upcoming events or make reservations, call (908) 527-0400 or visit www.kean.edu/libertyhall.