Bon Voyage: The History of Luxury Travel

by  Liberty Hall Museum

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Join Liberty Hall as we bring to life several trips which the Livingston and Kean family members took between 1780 and 1950.  With the help of personal diaries, letters, postcards, scrapbooks, souvenirs, and photographs, passed down through family members, you’ll hear the stories of people who traveled the world in ultimate luxury.  Discover five incredible voyages and learn how luxury travel changed over the course of 200 years.  Bon Voyage!

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About This Program


Point to Point: $100.00
By Request: $100.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Foreign/World Languages, Social Studies/History Travel

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Booking Information

Program Availability: Monday-Friday: 10:00am-7:00pm; Saturday and Sunday: 2:00pm-5:00pm; Programs must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please contact the museum at hgaston@kean.edu or 908-527-0400 to discuss the cancellation policy.

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Liberty Hall Museum

Union, New Jersey
United States

Liberty Hall Museum, a historic house and gardens museum in Union, New Jersey and the state's premier in-person and virtual field trip destination, offers a diverse array of virtual school programs and lifelong learner experiences designed to enlighten and inform all curious minds.

Whether you are playing with toys from over 200 years ago with your school class, studying the plants in our historic greenhouses with your scout troop, or engaging with a presentation about Liberty Hall’s powerful women at your local library, Liberty Hall Museum provides the unique opportunity to see, touch, and relive history.

Our school programs meet a variety of Common Core and New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards and all our programs are conducted by museum educators who share a genuine love of this museum. Liberty Hall’s historians and staff are dedicated to ensuring that every visitor who visits the museum leaves with a greater appreciation for our nation and our state’s history.

Hannah Gaston

Program Details


1. Introduction
2. John Jay and Sarah Livingston Jay's Diplomatic Trip to Europe
3. Christine Kean Griffin and William Preston Griffin's 1o-month Honeymoon in Europe
4. Lucy Halsted Kean and John Kean Roosevelt's Vacation to Japan
5. Mary Alice Barney Kean and Captain John Kean's 3-month Honeymoon to the American Southwest
6. May Kean Raynolds and David Raynolds' Military Deployment to Japan
7. Question and Answer Time


At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Gain an understanding of how luxury travel changed over 200 years
- Compare and contrast 200 years of ideas associated with travelling and vacationing to today
- Develop an appreciation for the extensive travel logs and souvenirs in Liberty Hall's collection