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Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University is the home of New Jersey’s first elected governor and signer of the Constitution, William Livingston.  Built in 1772, on the eve of the American Revolution, Liberty Hall has been a silent witness to more than 200 years of American history.

Over the last two centuries, the originally deisnged 14 room Georgian style home has grown into a 50 room Victorian era style mansion.  The site houses extensive collections of antique furniture, ceramics, textiles and toys owned by seven generations of Livingston and Kean familes.

Ancestors of the Livingston and Kean families have included Governors, U.S. Congressmen and Senators, business entrepreneurs, and pioneering women with vision and strength.  The stories of their lives, passed down from generation to generation, tell how this family met the challenges of a changing nation.

Visit Liberty Hall Museum and discover the living past!

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