Liberty Hall Museum Hosts Events In February

UNION—Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will host several activities for children and visitors of all ages throughout February.

A new traveling exhibit, Oh Freedom! will be on display in the Carriage House at Liberty Hall from Feb. 1 through March 31. Oh Freedom includes documents from the New Jersey State Library and Archives, as well as other sources, and takes a look into the reasons African-Americans fought, their contributions to each side and what happened to them in the war’s aftermath. The exhibit is free and open to the public during regular museum hours.


The Will You Be Mine? Hearts and Crafts Workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon. Children will create an old-fashioned Valentine craft to give to a special someone. Admission is $10 per child with one adult free and includes all workshop materials. Reservations are required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

A Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 14, from noon to 2 p.m. Bring your special someone and enjoy a special Valentine’s menu while learning about the history and traditions of Valentine’s Day. Cost is $50 per couple. Reservations are required.

The Sweetheart-Valentine’s Afternoon Tea is served every Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in February. 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 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 1-908-527-0400, e-mail or visit

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