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History Summer Day Camp for Kids at Liberty Hall

UNION, NJ - Are your kids looking for something fun and exciting to do this summer? If they enjoy learning, outside activities, games and crafts, then Liberty Hall Museum in Union, N.J. is the perfect place to go. Historic Liberty Hall is now taking reservations for its History Summer Day Camp.

Sign your kids up now for one of two week-long sessions and have peace of mind that your children are safe, having fun and reliving more than 225 years of American history. This camp provides a rare opportunity for children to combine play with learning in a historic atmosphere.

Camp is held on the Liberty Hall grounds and includes tours of the museum, the historic gardens, and formally sculpted mazes, as well as the Carriage House and the air-conditioned Wagon Shed. At the end of each week-long session, campers will host an afternoon tea for special guests.

The two summer camp sessions are scheduled for July 12 through July 16 and August 23 through August 27 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  A specific period in history will be explored each day. From the Revolutionary War and New Nation to the Civil War and Late Victorian era, your children will become junior tour guides traveling back in time with hands-on activities and real life experiences.

The camp is recommended for children 8 to 12 years old. There will be an open house for interested campers and their parents on Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to Noon. The last day to register for the July session is June 1 and the last day to register for the August session is July 1. The cost is $300 for the first child, with $50 off for each additional child enrolled. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, please contact Lorraine Bartone at (908) 527-0400, e-mail at lbartone@kean.edu or visit www.kean.edu/libertyhall.

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 libertyhall@kean.edu or visit www.kean.edu/libertyhall.