Hear Ye Hear Ye, Make Way to Liberty Hall

Information on the events, education, and tour guides that Liberty Hall has to offer, along with what students can get from these experiences.

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Hear Ye Hear Ye,  Make Way to Liberty Hall

Home of the late Livingston and Kean families, the Liberty Hall Museum shares their stories. 

Jaclyn Lukas, Staff Writer

Step into the Liberty Hall Museum and be transported back to a revolutionary-era, as you trace one family’s history through furnishings, decorative arts, clothing, and much more. One of New Jersey’s premier historic locations is located right at Kean and allows for students and staff to take advantage of this amazing experience. Let’s explore together what the Liberty Hall Museum can provide in the way of tours, events, and education. 

Anyone can take a guided tour with one of the knowledgeable museum educators and hear the fascinating stories and legends that make Liberty Hall the treasured historic home that it is. Patrons can explore the exquisite arboretum and garden that highlights the artistic array of historical culture. Including some of New Jersey’s oldest trees. If one so chooses, there is also the opportunity to become a member of the Liberty Hall Museum, which includes annual benefits. 

Tour prices are as follows: 

  • Adults - $14
  • Kean Alumni - $12
  • Seniors, Children, and College Students - $10
  • Members, Kean Staff/Students and Children Under 3 - FREE

Executive Director of the Liberty Hall Museum, Rachael Goldberg explained that “the museum also hosts children and adult activities throughout the year in which students can participate in or volunteer for [check CougarLink for volunteer opportunities!]. There are also internship opportunities at Liberty Hall for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. We offer so many exciting options for students.”

Liberty Hall has no shortage of events going on for the Fall of 2022. Starting off strong with a Bridgerton Style, Afternoon Tea in the Gardens! Attendees enjoyed Liberty Hall’s popular tea service in their beautiful gardens, this year being Brigerton Style. Guests were encouraged to promenade through the gardens in their Regency-style attire. This event was held on Sept. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. 

There are more events to come from Liberty Hall. For those interested, they can look at the Liberty Hall Museum website for more information and for all upcoming events.

The museum also offers a plethora of diverse in-person and virtual school programs, scout programs, and outreach programs designed to enlighten and inform those with curious minds. Some of these include playing with 200 year old toys with a school class, exploring the plants in the historic greenhouse with a scout troop, engaging in a presentation about Liberty Hall’s powerful women at the local library, and much more. Liberty Hall provides a unique opportunity to see, touch and relive history. 

“Because all of our programming ties into the NJ Curriculum and Core Standards, the museum can serve as support to school teachers in the lessons they are teaching their students.We hope students are engaged and become a little more interested in history, especially after a field trip!,” said Goldberg. 

Don’t hesitate to take a trip down this revolutionary-era lane!

about the author

Jaclyn Lukas, Staff Writer


Jaclyn Lukas is an English major with a concentration in writing. She joined The Cougar’s Byte staff in Spring 2021. After her time at Kean, Jaclyn hopes to start her professional career in publishing for books or newspapers/magazines.