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Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083
The Liberty Hall in Union County was built in 1772 as a 14-room Georgian-style house and later expanded into a 50-room Victorian Italianate mansion. It has been home to many historical figures, including William Livingston, the first Governor of New Jersey; United States Supreme Court Justice Henry Brockholst Livingston; and the Kean political dynasty. It has had visitors of such stature as George Washington, Martha Washington, Lewis Morris, Marquis de Lafayette, Elias Boudinot, and John Jay, the latter of whom was married there.
Today, the building is part of Kean University and is located on the Liberty Hall Campus at Kean. Liberty Hall houses collections of furniture, clothing, manuscripts, books, portraits, pictures, and other historical artifacts, including a signed letter from George Washington, a pre-census. population count, and an invitation to Abraham Lincoln's inaugural.
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