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2018 Field Trip - Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:00pm-4:00pm

Tour and a Tea - The Liberty Hall Museum and Gardens at Kean University

Our 2018 field trip will be an exciting afternoon of history, gardens and one of the best tea services in New Jersey.

Afternoon Tea

Back by popular demand, enjoy the tremendously popular tea service outside in our beautiful gardens! The tea includes a sumptuous selection of scones, assorted pastries, traditional finger sandwiches, and the freshest of fruit.  As you enjoy your afternoon tea experience, listen to a talk about the history of the gardens of Liberty Hall and receive gardening tips on the proper care of roses. A tour of Liberty Hall Museum including the historic 1772-built Victorian-style mansion filled with antique furniture, ceramics, toys & tools.

About Liberty Hall Museum

THSSH travels to Liberty Hall Museum for its 2018 fieldtrip
THSSH visits the Liberty Hall gardens in 2018

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Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University, home of New Jersey’s first elected governor and signer of the Constitution, William Livingston, was built in 1772. Over the last two centuries, the originally designed 14-room Georgian style home has grown into a 50-room Victorian-style mansion. At 12:00 PM, begin guided tour of extensive collections of antique furniture, ceramics, textiles, toys and tools owned by seven generations of Livingston and Kean families. At 2:00 PM, relax with service of tea, traditional finger sandwiches, scones, and an assortment of fresh fruit and pastries.

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2017 Field Trip

Schulyer-Hamilton House Morristown Private Tour Sunday,  November 12, 2017 12:30pm

Join THSSH on a visit to the hottest name in history - Alexander Hamilton
Where Alexander met his wife Betsy (Elizabeth Schulyer)

Come for the stories - stay for the social.

Hamilton on the $10 Bill

Alexander Hamilton's Winter Home 1779-1780 - Morristown, New Jersey

Ticket includes:

  • Private Tour of the Schulyer-Hamilton House
  • Free Parking
  • Post Tour Gathering: End of Elms –  1 min walk. American Bistro/Drink
  • Members: Maybe $5, Non-Members $10 each

Jets at Buccaneers 1:00pm start
Giants at 49ers 4:25pm start

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The event promotes historical eductation for our local area. All registered guests will meet at the Schuyler- Hamilton house. Click Here for Directions. The Schuyler-Hamilton House is located at 5 Olyphant Place, Morristown, NJ 07960.

Schuyler - Hamilton House Background

The Schuyler-Hamilton House, also known as the Jabez Campfield House, was built in 1760 on the eastern edge of the small village of Morristown. In 1765, a young doctor, Jabez Campfield, purchased the attractive four-bedroom home. He and his bride, Sarah Ward, lived in the house for fifty-six years, until 1821. Dr. Campfield served as a surgeon during the Revolutionary War.

Schuyler-Hamilton HouseDuring the winter of 1779-80, Dr. Campfield's house served as the home for Dr. John Cochran, who was assigned to General Washington.

Dr. Cochran's wife was the sister of General Philip Schuyler. Mrs. Cochran knew her niece, Elizabeth (Betsy) Schuyler, had met Alexander Hamilton during the summer of 1779, and she had been very impressed by him. When Mrs. Cochran became aware that Alexander Hamilton was stationed at General Washington's headquarters, only a quarter mile away, she invited Elizabeth to spend the winter with her.

Very soon, Alex and Betsy began courting, often in the Campfield House. By April they had reached an “understanding.” They married at Betsy's home in Albany, NY, in December, 1780.




Submitted: Brooks Betz


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