Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University celebrates Valentine's Day with a series of special events throughout the month of February. Visitors can enjoy seasonal activities and take in the museum's impressive collection of artifacts in the historic Victorian mansion of New Jersey's first elected governor, William Livingston.
On Wednesday, February 9 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Liberty Hall hosts its Sweetheart-Valentine's Afternoon Tea. The afternoon teas are a monthly tradition at the museum and each are offered with a different timely theme.
"It's the perfect place to sip tea, lunch on finger sandwiches and enjoy desserts while gazing at the formal English garden – beautiful even in the snow -- from the comfort of our glass-enclosed porch," says William Schroh, director of museum operations. A tour of Liberty Hall will follow the tasty repast, and is included in the program fee of $35 per person.
Will You Be Mine? is a crafts workshop especially designed for children and their families on Saturday, February 12th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Recommended for 7 to 12 year olds, participants are guided in designing and constructing their own old-fashioned Valentine's craft.
"That special someone will love the hand-made gift the children make at our 'Hearts and Crafts' workshop," added Schroh. The fee for the workshop is $10 per child, and all workshop materials are included.
A special Valentine's Day menu, a historic couples fashion show and a presentation about the history and traditions of Valentine's Day are the highlights of Liberty Hall's Annual Valentine's Day Afternoon Tea. The event takes place on Sunday, February 13 from noon to 3:00 pm; the cost is $55.00 per couple.