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

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

Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

On February 9, 1920, New Jersey became the 29th state to ratify the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution granting women the right to vote. The Lebanon Township Museum is proud to announce a two-month celebration of 100 Years of Women's Suffrage with a multi-faceted exhibit and a number of exciting events. Below is a list of the line-up for both February and March. Please mark your calendars and join us in honoring this historic centennial!

Threading the Needle - Honoring women's activism with an exhibit of quilts that celebrate the Suffrage Centennial at the Lebanon Township Museum

100 YEARS OF SUFFRAGE: A Celebration in Quilts created by The Courthouse Quilters on display from February 1 through March 28. The Courthouse Quilters are a non-profit 501(c)(3) whose purpose includes preserving and promoting the history of quilting and supporting charitable activities.

Rightfully Hers: American Women and Vote Pop-Up Exhibit on loan from the National Archives & Record Administration from February 1 through February 27.

Sash Making Parties: The New Jersey Historic Commission will be announcing dates for Suffrage celebrations that would be perfect events to wear sashes too! All skill levels are invited to create their own no-sew Suffragist Sashes while enjoying a presentation entitled, When Women Gather: "Women's Work" and Activism on Thursday, February 20 from 6:30-8:00 pm and Saturday, February 22 from 1:00-3:00 pm. $5 donation requested to cover costs. Please email Gina at museum@lebtwp.net to reserve a spot.

Women's Equality Photo Booth & Exhibit: February 29 through March 28.

Movies at the Museum in March:

Thursday, March 5: Iron Jawed Angels - Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

Thursday, March 19: Not For Ourselves Alone Part One - Ken Burns documentary on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.

Thursday, March 26: Not For Ourselves Alone Part Two

(Part one and two can be viewed individually.)

Doors open 6:30 pm. Light refreshments served. Guided discussions to follow. Free.

Closing Reception: Saturday, March 21 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm featuring light refreshments and a special presentation entitled, The Suffrage Movement & the Work of Alice Paul, given by Linda Barth, Executive Director of the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey.

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.