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Liberty Hall Museum

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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.

 

Programs by Liberty Hall Museum

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Bon Voyage; The History of 200 Years of Luxury Travel

Join Liberty Hall as we recreate five incredible voyages of the Livingston and Kean family members and learn how luxury travel changed over the course of 200 years.  Bon Voyage!

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Colonial Days: Childhood and History at Liberty Hall

Step back in time to experience a day in the life of a child in colonial America.

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Crown to Country: The History of our Fight for Independence

Students will discover and choose which side of the American Revolution they want to join, all while exploring a revolutionary-era home of a Founding Father. 

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Documenting the Past: Servants and Enslaved People

Explore Liberty Hall, analyze primary sources and discover the servants and enslaved people who lived and worked at the house.

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Documenting the Past: Women's History and Suffrage

Discover the long struggle for women’s suffrage and study the primary source documents that reflect the path to the 19th Amendment.

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Historian's Apprentice: History, Museums, and Primary Source Documents

Step into the role of a historian, learn how a museum uses objects to tell stories and study primary source documents from our extensive collection.

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Ring for Servants: The Roles of Servants in a Country Home

With the help of family ledgers, diaries, and census records, museum educators will bring the servants to life and take you on a day-in-the-life adventure of the servants in the Kean household. 

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Road to Revolution: The American Revolution in the 13 Colonies

Trace the path to the American Revolution from the first stirrings of discontent to the birth of the nation using primary source documents and artifacts from the museum’s collection.

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Stitches in Time: The Crossroads of History and Fashion

Explore 300 years of fashion and textiles belonging to one very powerful and wealthy New Jersey family and discover how clothing has changed and shaped the fashions of today.

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Technology Through Time: The History of Childhood at Liberty Hall

Explore how life has changed for three generations of children at one of New Jersey's oldest homes through the lens of technology, clothing, transportation, music, toys, and more! Time travel from 1780 all the way to modern day!

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Arts/Cultural/Museum

Contact

Hannah Gaston   hgaston@kean.edu
1003 Morris Avenue
Union New Jersey 07083
908-527-0400
United States

https://libertyhall.kean.edu/

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Liberty Hall Museum cover:

STEM
Social Studies/History
Literacy
Writing
Reading

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"The staff was amazing and patient with the students. The children were engaged and happy to partake in the activities."-Victoria F., 4th Grade Teacher

"Excellent and engaging instructors."-Terri C., Girl Scout Leader

"The garden club members really enjoyed your excellent virtual program. The breadth of historical information and fun details about real people's lives was entertaining, as well as educational, and the program was well illustrated with varied visual images."-Margaret A., Club President

"Hybrid learning can be incredibly repetitive, but this virtual field trip brightened up our day. The class learning from home and the class in front of me equally enjoyed the journey from room to room and interacting with the field trip coordinators. It was a fun way for them to learn and confirm things they have learned during the American Revolution curriculum."- Kristen G., 4th Grade Teacher

"A well organized and presented experience."-Gemma K., 4th Grade Teacher

"Our school has gone to Liberty Hall in previous years.  You translated the program to a virtual setting wonderfully."-Jessica P., 5th Grade Teacher

"The students got to experience a social studies class that was interesting and helped deepen their understanding of the time period."-Inga T., 4th Grade Teacher