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Summer Fun at Liberty Hall Museum

UNION, NJ - Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will host several activities for children and visitors of all ages in June.

The Father's Day Craft Workshop will be held on Sunday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. Children will make gifts that Dad is sure to love. Admission is $10 per child with one free adult admission and includes all workshop materials. Reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Summertime Afternoon Tea is served on Wednesday, June 9, 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 is currently taking reservations for its two History Summer Day Camp sessions scheduled for July 12 through July 16 and August 23 through August 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.

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