Liberty Hall Museum

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William Livingston was the Governor of New Jersey from 1776-1790. He was also a signer of the United States Constitution.

He built a large country home, known as Liberty Hall, which still stands today.  There was a reward offered during the American Revolution for Livingston's capture and Liberty Hall saw many visiting British troops and naval forces. George and Martha Washington visited Liberty Hall at several times during Livingston's stay. Alexander Hamilton once called Liberty Hall his home as did US Supreme Court Justice Henry Brockholst Livingston. 

Liberty Hall was built as a 14 room Georgian style home but now has 50 rooms. 

His daughter Susannah became the stepmother-in-law of President William Henry Harrison. 

Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights was named for William Livingston, as was the town of Livingston in Essex County, NJ, and Livingston campus if Rutgers University.

The Liberty Hall Museum is located on the Liberty Hall Campus of Kean University in Union, New Jersey.  It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. Liberty Hall houses collections of furniture, clothing, manuscripts, books, portraits, pictures, and other historical artifacts, including a signed letter from George Washington and an invitation to the inauguration of President Lincoln's.

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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Wayne and Jean,

Thanks for that historical information.  I knew that Livingston was a governor but never make the connection between that and the Township of Livingston were I worked at one time.

Historical homes are very interesting.  You get the whole story of life at a different time.

Nov 24, 2013 08:48 PM #1
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Huntington, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Nice history lesson ... thank you... I love Historical Homes... I look at them with wonder... hard to imagine how they built them without having all the tools to do so that we have today... Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 24, 2013 09:38 PM #2
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Wayne and Jean I find this history regarding Liberty Hall most interesting. I really enjoy Americana. Have a great day.

Nov 25, 2013 04:10 AM #3
Tony Busanich
TD Bank - Freehold, NJ

Wayne & Jean, Excellent post, love the historical information, one thing i know is whenever i read your post I learn something new.

Nov 25, 2013 04:22 AM #4
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