The War on the Doorstep: The American Revolution at Liberty Hall

by  Liberty Hall Museum

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What really happened at Liberty Hall, the home of New Jersey's first elected governor, William Livingston, during the American Revolution?  Where did the Livingston’s go when they had to flee the British?  What did Livingston’s children do to support the war effort?  Was John Lawrence Livingston really lost at sea?  Discover the answers to all your Revolution-era questions and more with this lively talk full of images, documents, letters, and stories from the past! Prefect for American history buffs and all your Independence Day celebrations!

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About This Program


Point to Point: $100.00
By Request: $100.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History Warfare History

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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 to Liberty Hall
2. Beginnings of Liberty Hall
3. Tensions in New Jersey
4. Causes of the Revolution
5. Unsung Heroes
6. William Livingston’s Role
7. Liberty Hall during the American Revolution
8. Question and Answer Time


At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Gain an understanding of what major events and tensions led to the start of American Revolution
- Explore the challenges that families on the Homefront in New Jersey faced during the Revolutionary War
- Develop an appreciation for the roles that the Livingston family members took on during the war to protect Liberty Hall