Programs for 2nd and 3rd Graders

Liberty Hall Museum’s drop-off, after school programs are designed to engage your child as they experience and explore American history. Museum educators in period dress will guide your child through structured programs using the museum’s extensive collection of artifacts and documents. Programs run every Tuesday on a rotating 4-week schedule from 3:00pm-5:00pm.  See the museum’s event calendar for more information and program dates. Program price: $12 per child. Click here to purchase tickets.

Art Abounds!

The historic portraits of the residents of Liberty Hall hold many secrets!  We’ll discuss how each portrait tells us something about its subject.  Children will use origami techniques to create a one-of-a-kind sketch book that will be used as we find inspiration for sketches on the grounds of Liberty Hall.  Students will create and personalize a self-portrait of their own to take home.  Light snacks will be served.

Adventures in Nature

Experience the wonders of Nature in Liberty Hall Museum’s beautiful gardens. Explore the many different habitats surrounding Liberty Hall Museum.  Play a game of nature bingo. Get up close and personal with some of the oldest trees in New Jersey.  All participants will create a nature leaf printing activity to bring home. Light snacks will be served. Program available seasonally (April-October)

Playing with the Past

Children will learn about the types of toys, games and activities that entertained early American children and have the opportunity to play with reproductions of the very same games and toys.  They will learn about the many different types of marble games dreamed up over the centuries and the unique vocabulary that “mibsters” (marble-players!) use.  The event culminates in a marathon of marble playing with children devising their own original marble game.  Each participant will make their own set of clay marbles with a burlap carry bag to take home. Light snacks will be served.

Tall Tales of the Revolution

Come explore tall tales of Liberty Hall, inspired by the American Revolution.  Children will take a child friendly tour of the house, learn the legends of Liberty Hall, listen to folktales that have been passed down through generations and play with colonial games. Children will wind up the adventure by painting wooden finger tops to take home.  Light snacks will be served.