Contact: Stephen J. Hudik
Spring into the Season at Liberty Hall Museum
Union, NJ—Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will host several activities for children and visitors of all ages throughout April.
On Saturday, April 12, Girl Scout Troop 588 will celebrate Earth Day at Liberty Hall by hosting Green is the New Black, an event that teaches children how being environmentally friendly is fashionable and cool. Children will learn about the challenges facing our environment, including global warming, resource depletion, waste management and toxicity in the environment. Activities will include Polar Bear Game, Create Your Own “Trashy Art”, Recycling Race and Plant Your Own Herb. Admission is $10 per child, free for adults and chaperones. There will be a morning session for children ages 5 to 9 from 10 a.m. to noon with an afternoon session for children ages 9 to 13 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reservations are required.
The Spring Kid’s Craft is scheduled for Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children will explore the historic grounds and learn about the different life cycles of animals and birds that once called Liberty Hall home. Children will also make assorted baby animals using a variety of craft materials. Admission is $4 per child and children should bring a bagged lunch. Reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
In addition, Afternoon Tea is served every Wednesday in April from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the glass-enclosed porch overlooking the formal English gardens. 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.