Friday, May 9, 2014

LIBERTY HALL 1960s-THEMED PARTY TO CELEBRATE “MAD MEN” SERIES FINALE

MAD MEN PARTY

WHEN: Saturday, May 31, 7 to 11 PM
WHERE:
Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Ave., Kean University, Union
ADMISSION: $75.00 per person, and includes delectable handcrafted hors d’oeuvres, all-you-can-drink 1960s-era cocktails, vintage card games, board games, party games, period dancing and live music by Sentimental Reasons, Jersey City’s favorite doo-wop and oldies band. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend.
Reservations are required by May 24; please call 908.527.0400 or email libertyhall@kean.edu to reserve.
Space is limited, so guests are encouraged to reserve as soon as possible to ensure availability.
A portion of the proceeds of Liberty Hall’s Mad Men Party will support future historic programming and ongoing restoration at the museum.

Liberty Hall Museum will bid a fond farewell to the iconic period drama Mad Men with a 1960s-themed party. The Emmy Award-winning series, currently in its seventh and final season, has been hailed by critics and audiences alike for its dynamic characters, trendsetting costumes, extraordinary period detail, and masterful storytelling, which balances the impact of significant historic events with the intricate personal histories of its characters as they go about their daily lives.

gancsos_130928_1069“The entire staff of Liberty Hall Museum is so excited to have guests step back in time to the 1960s and feel as though they are a part of an episode of the hit show Mad Men,” said Lacey Bongard, Coordinator of Museum Programs. “Everything about the show is great, and we can't wait to see if people come dressed as Don Draper or Peggy Olsen, and drink and dance the night away to classic ‘60s songs." (Left: Many guests attending last year's Prohibition-themed Great Gatsby Party arrived in period costume. Photo by Ben Gancsos.)

Guests are encouraged—though not required—to don their best vintage or reproduction period attire, as a prize will be awarded for “Best Dressed.”

Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University chronicles more than 240 years of American history. The museum also houses extensive collections of furniture, ceramics, textiles, toys and tools owned by seven generations of the Livingston and Kean families. The Firehouse Museum, built in 2004, houses three antique fire engines, including a rare 1911 American LaFrance Metropolitan Steam Engine. Tours of Liberty Hall run Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the hour; the last tour departs at 3 p.m. General admission is $10 for adults, $8 for Kean alumni, and $6 for children and seniors. Kean students and faculty are free.

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Liberty Hall Museum is made possible in part through funding from The New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.