Hunterdon County
New Jersey

The Museum

57 Musconetcong River Road
Phone: (908) 638-8523 x405
museum@lebtwp.net

Curators

Gina Sampaio, Curator
Robbie-Lynn Mwangi, Assistant Curator

Hours

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Museum is currently closed to the public.

Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

ADMISSION IS FREE

News

Just because the Museum is currently closed to the public doesn’t mean we can’t stay connected! In lieu of in-person events and displays, we are offering online Boredom Busters and Virtual Exhibits for your enjoyment.

BOREDOM BUSTERS

SUFFRAGETTE SASH: August 18th marks the 100th year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting American women the right to vote after a 70-year battle to the ballots! Make your own suffragette sash with one of three easy methods outlined in our tutorial.

Women and young girl modeling Suffragette Sash

WORDSEARCH: Download our Lebanon Township Word Search filled with township related names and words! If you get stuck and need the answer key, email Gina at museum@lebtwp.net.

Want to make your own word search? Try https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/resources/free-resources/word-search or your own creativity to make one!

COLORING BOOK: Once upon a time, Lebanon Township Junior Girl Scout Troop 430 rallied all of the Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette and Senior troops in the township to help create a coloring book. The result was not just a coloring book but also a history of Lebanon Township and they named it "Once Upon a Township."

Now you can download this coloring book and learn and color, too! You might recognize some of the names of the Girl Scouts, leaders, individuals and businesses that helped support the project. Check out page 15 if you’d like a laugh!

VIRTUAL EXHIBITS

What we did for our summer staycation - picture of the museum

SUMMER STAYCATION: For many of us, this summer has lacked the go-go-go of the normal travel, camps, parties and casual get-togethers. Here at the Museum, we’ve drawn inspiration from the past for inspiration on how to spend our Summer Staycation. We hope you’ll enjoy this interactive virtual exhibit chock-full of historic photographs, entertaining ideas, downloads, links and activities. Check it out here.

THREADING THE NEEDLE: This display features quilts created by The Courthouse Quilters specifically to celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage. See it here.

NOTABLE WOMEN FROM THE HUNTERDON COUNTY AREA: Created in collaboration with and for display at Scout’s Coffee Shop in High Bridge, this exhibit celebrating Women’s History Month got cut short by the threat of the coronavirus. Enjoy it here.

BREAD BAKING: Has anyone in your household jumped on the bread-baking craze? It may seem like a novel idea now but it wasn't all that long ago that baking bread at home was the norm. Take a brief look at the long history of bread-making told using artifacts from the Museum!

URANIUM GLASS: The recent discovery of some greenish-yellow glass at the Museum made us wonder: Do we have Uranium Glass here? What exactly is that anyway? If it is Uranium Glass, is radioactive? Is it safe to handle? How can we tell? See what we discovered in our latest Virtual Exhibit!

Stay in touch! Email Gina at museum@lebtwp.net or call (908) 638-8523 x405.

Resources

Historians Committee

Notices

Veterans Haven North Collections

We are now accepting donations year-round for the veterans at Veterans Haven North. Next time you come to the Museum, bring a donation if you are able! Currently collecting:

  • Men’s Socks: XL (fits shoe size 12-14) ONLY
  • Laundry Detergent Pods
  • Men’s Flip Flops sizes L, XL
  • Art Supplies (Easels, paints, canvases, paintbrushes, sketch pads, colored pencils, etc.)

Hello/Goodbye to Our Curators Party

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, the Township of Lebanon Museum and Historians Committee hosted the "Hello/Goodbye to Our Curators" party. Enjoy the videos of the speeches given during the day as well as the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Pottery Sale

The Historians have 18th century reproduction pottery for sale at the Museum. The pottery is embellished with a rendering of the Museum at New Hampton and is gray and blue stoneware. Various pieces are available. The pottery makes a great holiday gift or remembrance of our township.

Call us at (908) 638-8523 x405 or stop in the museum to buy or place an order.