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
Bill Honachefsky, Associate Curator

Hours

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

ADMISSION IS FREE

Events

Announcing our September Exhibit: Lunch Boxes and Love Notes

Back to school means back to packing lunch ... but instead of dreading it, we’ve decided to celebrate it with our new exhibit. Lebanon Township native, local artist and father Todd Lambrix has elevated the simple lunch box note with elaborate drawings and storylines created for his son’s lunch. These unique works of art are sometimes pure entertainment, featuring fan art or science fiction storylines. However, they also frequently teach lessons on anything from biology to how to draw to simple life lessons with illustrated examples on how to be kind in everyday life.

After receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from friends and colleagues, Todd has decided to publish the drawings as a book. Before the book becomes available, the public is invited to view them at this exclusive exhibit at the Lebanon Township Museum.

To round out the display, we will also showcase vintage lunch boxes from the 1940s through the 1980s. These lunch boxes are both from the Museum’s collection as well as the private collection of Lebanon Township resident Adriane Collett. Also included will be a variety of vintage kitchen and picnic-related toys from the Curator’s personal collection.

Meet the Artist

The Lebanon Township Muesum is proud to welcome artist Todd Lambrix for an Artist's Talk on Thursday, September 26. His vibrant works of art have made his son's lunches the talk of the lunch table and are in the process of being published as a book. These exquisit drawings currently grace the walls of the Museum as part of our "Lunch Boxes and Love Notes" exhibit.

Join us for a discussion with Todd and learn more about the inspiration, process and future book. Event begins at 6:30 pm with the talk starting at 7:00. Light refreshments will follow the discussion.

Back in Time to School: Make & Play Days!
Drop in Thursday, September 19, from 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Or Saturday, September 21, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Ever wonder what it was like to write with a feather? Or on a slate board? Come try these things but with a modern twist: Mad Libs with a slate pencil anyone? There will also be candle making outside as long as the weather permits it. There will be activities appropriate for all ages; an adult must stay with child(ren). Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate and will have the opportunity to color a bag for Meals-On-Wheels as well.

Email registration is requested but not required: museum@lebtwp.net

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.