Education: From Crown to Country

It’s 1776 and you must decide either to risk your life with William Livingston, New Jersey’s first elected governor and a signer of the constitution, or stand with William Franklin, as he fights to keep New Jersey loyal to King George III. Using period newspapers and documents, museum educators dressed in period clothing will transform your students into citizens of New Jersey in the 1770s. The program concludes with the students being asked to sign, with a quill pen on parchment, one of three oaths: Loyalty to the King, Loyalty to the Patriots or To Remain Neutral.

From Crown to Country Details

School Reservations: Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Recommended Grade Level: 3 and up
Program Length: Minimum 2 hours
Group Limit: Up to 130 Students (for larger groups, please inquire)
Admission: $10.00
1 free adult for every 10 students, additional adults are $12.00 each

Book Your Trip

Please contact Maryellen McVeigh, Coordinator of School Programs at 908.527.0400 or