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Flora and Fauna: The History of Liberty Hall's Gardens

by  Liberty Hall Museum

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Liberty Hall’s 23 landscaped acres tell a 200 year old story of garden design and beauty. Discover how the gardens have changed over the years and how these simple grounds tell the stories of Kings, convicts, wars, and even Ancient Greece! This lively talk interweaves the history of the gardens with the life and times of the remarkable people who lived at Liberty Hall.

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About This Program

Cost

Point to Point: $100.00
By Request: $100.00



Length

45 Minutes


Target Audience

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

Minimum participants:

10

Maximum participants:

100


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History Outdoors, Gardening


Program Delivery Mode

Zoom
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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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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

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.

Contact:
Hannah Gaston
hgaston@kean.edu
908-527-0400

Program Details

Format

1. Introduction to Liberty Hall
2. Changes Through Time and Garden Design
3. Historical Relationships and Connections to the Gardens
4. Question and Answer Time

Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
- Gain an understanding of 18th and 19th century gardening philosophies and how the appear in today's gardens
- Explore the changes to the gardens and the historic importance of trees, plants, and gardens throughout American history
- Develop an appreciation for the 23-acre gardens that is maintained at Liberty Hall Arboretum today