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Motherís Day Treats and More at Liberty Hall Museum

Union, N.J. - Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will host its annual Motherís Day Afternoon Tea on Sunday, May 10, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Carriage House overlooking the picturesque Rose Garden. Guests will sip tea, enjoy finger sandwiches and hear tales of the many mothers who called Liberty Hall home. Cost is $40 per person, $27 for Liberty Hall Members. Reservations are required as seating is limited.

Following the tea, guests will view a new interactive exhibit, Once Upon a Time: The Story of the Children of Liberty Hall. This extraordinary display explores five distinct generations of children who grew up at Liberty Hall during the Revolutionary War, New Nation, Civil War, Late Victorian and Modern Age eras. The exhibit features photos, clothes, toys and furniture of the times, as well as a newly created interactive nursery circa 1899.

Liberty Hall Museum will also host several additional activities for children and visitors of all ages in May.

The Motherís Day Floral Craft Workshop will be held on Sunday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to noon. Children will hone their artistic abilities and learn how to make a variety of beautiful crepe paper flowers and arrangements. The best part is these flowers will last forever - just like a motherís love. Admission is $8 per child with one adult free and includes all workshop materials. Reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Red, White and Blue Afternoon Tea is served every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in May. 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.

Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University chronicles more than 200 years of American history. Built in 1772 by William Livingston, New Jerseyís 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 Museumís 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