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Liberty Hall Museum Hosts Summer Camp Open House

UNION, NJ - Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will host an Open House for its History Summer Day Camp on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Wagon Shed located on the Liberty Hall estate at 1003 Morris Avenue in Union, New Jersey.

Liberty Hall’s History Summer Day Camp provides a rare opportunity for children to combine play with learning in a historic atmosphere. 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. Camp is held on the Liberty Hall grounds and includes tours of the museum, the historic gardens, and formally sculpted mazes. At the end of each week-long session, campers will host an afternoon tea for special guests.

The camp is recommended for children 8 to 12 years old. 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 or visit

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 some of the nation’s founding fathers, such as George Washington and 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 open to the public Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.