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Liberty Hall Museum Hosts Events in January

Union, NJ— Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will host several activities for children and visitors of all ages throughout January.

The Let It Snow Arts and Craft Winter Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, January 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. Children will celebrate winter and the beauty of snowflakes and create a special craft to bring home. Admission is $8 per child and includes all workshop materials. Reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Kean University’s Department of Communication and Liberty Hall Museum will collaborate on a new exhibit, The American President, featuring compelling news photos from the Associated Press. The exhibit, on loan from the Associated Press, will be on display in the Liberty Hall Carriage House from January 20 to February 20. The exhibit is free and open to the public during museum hours.

Liberty Hall will serve Afternoon Tea every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in January. Set in the Carriage House, 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.

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 and Benjamin Franklin, 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 Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more information or to make reservations, call (908) 527-0400, e-mail or visit