Director of Museum Operations Bill Schroh with Museum Educator Lacey Bongard.

Liberty Hall Museum to Host Great Gatsby Party


As DVDs of Baz Luhrmann’s recent controversial adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved novel The Great Gatsby hit shelves today, Liberty Hall Museum has announced it will host its own lavish Great Gatsby Party on Saturday, September 28th. Yelp New Jersey is a proud sponsor of the event. 

From 7 p.m. to midnight, guests are invited to step back into a time when jazz raged, gin flowed (illegally), and Charleston-crazed flappers danced the night away. Billed as a “bee’s knees” of an evening, admission to this exclusive event will include delectable handcrafted hors d’oeuvres, all-you-can-drink 1920s-inspired cocktails, gambling, period dancing, and live music by acclaimed jazz musicians, The Recessionals. Based in New York City, The Recessionals have toured extensively up and down the East Coast, performing at The Blue Note, Boston Swing Central, Louis Armstrong’s home in Corona, Queens, and many other venues of note. 

Admission to Liberty Hall Museum’s Great Gatsby Party is $55.00 per person, with a portion of the proceeds to support future historic programming and ongoing restoration at the museum. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend, and are encouraged – though not required - to don their best vintage or reproduction period attire for the event. Please call 908-527-0400 or email to reserve your spot today; additional information is also available online: Space is limited, so guests are encouraged to reserve as soon as possible to ensure availability. 

Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University chronicles more than 240 years of American history. The museum also houses extensive collections of furniture, ceramics, textiles, toys and tools owned by seven generations of the Livingston and Kean families. The Firehouse Museum, built in 2004, houses three antique fire engines, including a rare 1911 American LaFrance Metropolitan Steam Engine. Tours of Liberty Hall run Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the hour; the last tour departs at 3 p.m. General admission is $10 for adults, $8 for Kean alumni, and $6 for children and seniors. Kean students and faculty are free. 

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