Liberty on the Road are programs that we offer to groups of 10 or more and can be reserved for presentation at your site or at Liberty Hall Museum. These six programs are approximately 45 minutes in length and includes a lively presentation by one of our museum educators along with artifacts from the museum’s collection. Program fee is $125.000 plus travel where applicable.
Below are a list of each programs with a brief descriptions of the programs we offer.
LEGENDS OF LIBERTY HALL
A house as old as Liberty Hall has 250 years of stories to tell, and some of its most famous stories have become legends. Participate in interactive storytelling and learn the stories of the ghost of Hannah Caldwell, the love affair of Alexander Hamilton, the British army’s visits to Liberty Hall and more! Participants will learn the elements of truth behind these stories and discover how they grew into the legends they are today.
LADIES OF LIBERTY HALL
From Susan Livingston, daughter of Governor Livingston, whose daring exploits saved Liberty Hall from the British during the Revolutionary War, to Mary Alice Kean who worked tirelessly for the preservation of our historic structures, Livingston and Kean women have played an important role in the history of our community. This lively talk describes 200 years of contributions by the ladies of Liberty Hall.
GARDENS OF LIBERTY HALL
Liberty Hall’s 23 beautifully landscaped acres, which were designed so that plants are blooming from April to the first frost, are evidence of a more than 200-year-old tradition of the Livingston/Kean family that began with Governor Livingston. This speech interweaves the history of the gardens with the life and times of the remarkable people who lived at Liberty Hall.
RING FOR SERVICE: THE ROLES OF SERVANTS IN A COUNTRY HOUSE
In the 1900s, the Kean family lived in a world where their every whim was met by the simple ringing of the servant’s bell. With the help of family ledgers, diaries, and census records, museum educators will bring the Kean servants to life and how they worked, slept and spent their leisure time.
STITCHES IN TIME: THREE CENTURIES OF HEMLINES, NECKLINES & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
Over the years the descendants of the Livingston and Kean families lovingly preserved and packed away the previous generation’s belongings in attics, basements, closets, drawers, and yes, even underneath floorboards. Combined, they tell the story of a way of life that has vanished from the Garden State. This fashionable presentation covers all the fashion dos & don’ts and how fashion has changed over three centuries.
BON VOYAGE: 200 YEARS OF LUXURY TRAVEL
Through this talk, we’ll bring to life several trips which the Livingston and Kean families took between 1780 and 1950. With the help of personal diaries and letters from family members, you’ll hear the stories of people who traveled over the span of 200 years and takes you on a journey of luxury that you’ll never forget!