Meet and Greet with History 1776: Susan Livingston

by  Liberty Hall Museum

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It's time to meet and greet a historical figure!  Students will meet a first-person interpreter of Susan Livingston, Governor William Livingston's daughter.  Susan will take the students on a tour of Liberty Hall in 1776, positioned within an accurate historical setting. Discover what her life was like in the 1770s, how she managed her father's home in his absence, protected state secrets during the war, and even defended her home against the British.  The tour is followed by a live question and answer session between Susan and the students.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $75.00
By Request: $75.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Performing Arts, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Microsoft TeamsGoogle Meets

Booking Information

Program Availability: Monday – Friday; 10:00am-2:00pm: Programs must be scheduled 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 museum's 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. First person tour of Liberty Hall with Susan Livingston in 1776
3. Live Q & A session with Susan


At the end of this program students will be able to:
1. Gain an understanding of the typical lifestyle of an American colonist
2. Discuss the challenges and dangers of life on the Homefront during the American Revolution
3. Engage in a discussion regarding the often underrepresented roles of women during the war
4. Ask appropriate and curious questions to a first-person interpreter

Standards Alignment

National Standards

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.2.SL.1c -- Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussion.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.1a -- Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.5.SL.4 -- Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

State Standards

NJ State Standards

6.1.2.CivicsPI.1 – Describe roles and responsibilities of community and local government leaders.
6.1.2.HistoryCC.3 – Make inferences about how past events, individuals, and innovations affect our current lives.
6.1.2.CivicsPD.1 – Engage in discussions effectively by asking questions, considering facts, listening to the ideas of others, and sharing opinions.
6.1.5.HistoryCC.3 – Use multiple sources to describe how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Governor William Livingston have impacted state and national governments over time.
6.1.5.GeoHE.2 – Cite examples of how technological advances have changed the environment in New Jersey and the United States (e.g. energy, transportation, communications).
6.1.8.HistoryUP.3.b – Examine the roles and perspectives of various socioeconomic groups (e.g. rural farmers, urban craftsmen, northern merchants, and southern planters), African Americans, Native Americans, and women during the American Revolution, and determine how these groups were impacted by the war.
6.1.8.EconNE.4.b – Analyze how technological innovations affected the status and social class of different groups of people and explain the outcomes that resulted.
6.1.12.HistoryUP.2.a – Using primary sources, describe the perspectives of African Americans, Native Americans, and women during the American Revolution and assess the contributions of each group on the outcome of war.
6.1.12.EconNM.11.a – Analyze how scientific advancements, including advancements in agricultural technology, impacted the national and global economics and daily life.