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Liberty Hall Museum Hosts Events in March

UNION, NJ - Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will host several activities for children and visitors of all ages throughout March.

The Traditions of Ireland Arts and Crafts Workshop will be held on Sunday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to noon. Children will hone their artistic abilities during this afternoon celebration of Irish dancing, music and traditions. Admission is $10 per child and includes all workshop materials. Reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Luck of the Irish Afternoon Tea is served on Wednesday, March 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Set in the glass-enclosed porch, guests enjoy a selection of sandwiches, pastries, scones and clotted cream, jams and choice of two teas. Cost is $33 per person and includes a house tour. Reservations are required.

David Hackett Fischer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian, will discuss New Jersey in the American Revolution at Liberty Hall Museum’s Carriage House on Thursday, March 4, at 2 p.m. Fischer’s talk is free and open to the public. Fischer’s appearance is being held in conjunction with the exhibit Oh Freedom!

Oh Freedom! includes documents from the New Jersey State Library and Archives, as well as other sources, and takes a look into the reasons African-Americans fought in the American Revolutionary War, their contributions to each side and what happened to them in the war’s aftermath. The exhibit is on display in the Carriage House through March 31. It is free and open to the public during regular museum hours. The exhibit, on loan from the New Jersey Division of Parks & Forestry, is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University chronicles more than 200 years of American history. Built in 1772 by William Livingston, New Jersey’s first elected governor, the Victorian style mansion is a treasure trove of historic riches. Along with forgotten letters from Thomas Jefferson, Liberty Hall also houses extensive collections of antique furniture, ceramics, textiles, toys and tools owned by seven generations of the Livingston and 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 Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, call (908) 527-0400, e-mail or visit