Windows to the Past

Students can participate in our Windows to the Past program, a virtual meet and greet with history!  Students can speak with historic characters that are positioned within an accurate historic setting using the technology of FaceTime. Teachers can choose from a menu of historical figures from the 1770s through the 1940s who will discuss their life. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with students. Teachers will receive an advance packet with activities and information about their selected historical figure. 

Historic Figures:

  1. William Livingston: New Jersey During the American Revolution
  2. Susannah Livingston: Managing a Household in Colonial America
  3. Tom/Temperance: Enslaved People/Indentured Servants in Colonial America
  4. Julia Kean: Women in Politics in the 1870s
  5. Colonel John Kean: Building New Jersey during the Industrial Revolution
  6. Anna Callahan/James Grace: Life of a Servant in High Society New Jersey
  7. Mary Alice Barney Kean: Modern-day Americana 


Program Availability: Monday – Friday; 10:00am-2:00pm

Program Length: 45 minute sessions

Recommended Grade Level: 2nd through 8th

Group Limit: 25 students per session

Price: $75 per session, $50 per additional session on the same day


Book Your Windows to the Past:

Please contact Hannah Gaston, Education Coordinator at 908.527.0400 or