Monday, April 2, 2012

HISTORY DAY CAMP @ LIBERTY HALL IN UNION THIS SUMMER FOR KIDS 7-12

lhm 2012HISTORY DAY CAMP

WHO: Recommended for people ages 7 through 12
WHEN: Two sessions, July 9 through 13 and August 27 through 31, each week from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
WHERE:
Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Avenue, Union
TUITION: $300 per child, with discounts for additional family members and for referrals. Registration is required and can be made by contacting Lorraine Bartone at 908.527.0400 or e-mail lbartone@kean.edu.

Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University offers an innovative history day camp experience for children this summer. In a week-long visit to Liberty Hall, young people become time travelers and experience the 240-year history of this renowned museum. Campers are Junior Tour Guides and share historical crafts, activities and games. The week concludes with the campers sharing their experiences with parents during an exhibition and tea party.

“The goal of our history day camp is to get the campers excited about history while they are having fun,” said Lorriane Bartone, coordinator of school and family programs.

Liberty Hall Museum is an entertainment destination for history aficionados, families, seniors and student groups. The ongoing exhibit during 2012 is The Weary and the Wounded: 72 Hours in the Life of a Civil War Nurse.  This show commemorates Christine Kean Griffin’s service, and the service of all Civil War nurses. Admission to this exhibit is free; a fee applies for a tour of Liberty Hall.

Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University was the one-time home of New Jersey’s first elected governor, William Livingston.  Chronicling more than 240 years of American history, the museum and its grounds are a treasure trove of significant riches.  Along with forgotten letters from Thomas Jefferson, Liberty Hall also houses extensive collections of antique furniture, ceramics, textiles, toys and tools owned by seven generations of the Livingston and Kean families.  The property boasts manicured gardens and fruitful orchards and vegetable fields.  The Firehouse is the latest addition to the Museum’s complex housing antique fire engines and a collection of fire memorabilia.

General admission to the museum for regular visits is $10 for adults, $8 for Kean University alumni, $6 for students (ages 3 – 17) and free to children under three, Liberty Hall Museum members and Kean University students, faculty and staff.  Liberty Hall is located at 1003 Morris Avenue in Union, New Jersey. It is open to the public Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.  For further information, e-mail libertyhall@kean.edu or visit www.kean.edu/libertyhall.  For information on all summer camps at Kean University, visit: www.kean.edu/summercamps.