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Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Liberty Hall Museum
UNION, NJ - Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will host several activities for children and visitors of all ages in April.
Spring into the new season at the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3, at noon. Inspired by the famous White House Easter Egg Roll, children will explore the museum’s 11 acres and search for small treasures hidden throughout the historic landscape. Children can take photos with the Easter Bunny following the Easter Egg Hunt. Admission is $5 per child and reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The Celebration of Spring Afternoon Tea is served on Wednesday, April 14, 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.
On Sunday, April 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Liberty Hall will host a child’s afternoon tea and fashion show, The Girls of Liberty Hall. Guests will be treated to a luncheon of scones, breads, finger sandwiches, sweet treats, lemonade, iced tea and sherbet punch on authentic china while watching a fashion show of reproduction historic children's clothing from colonial times through the early 20th century. Children will dress up, play games and earn prizes. Recommended for parents and girls ages 4-14. Children are encouraged to bring their American Girl doll or any other favorite doll as their special guest. Cost is $24 per person. 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kean.edu/libertyhall.