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Mother’s Day Tea and More at Liberty Hall Museum

UNION, NJ - Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will host its annual Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea on Sunday, May 9, 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 get a sneak preview of the fashion exhibit, Stitches in Time: Necklines, Hemlines and Everything in Between, opening in September. Cost is $40 per person. Reservations are required as seating is limited.

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

The Mother’s Day Floral Craft Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 1, 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 mother’s love. Admission is $10 per child with one free adult admission included. The cost includes all workshop materials. Reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Red, White and Blue Afternoon Tea is served on Wednesday, May 12, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Set in the glass-enclosed porch, overlooking the formal English gardens, 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 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 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 or visit