Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences

September 28!

Lyceum opening

Burlington County is excited to announce the creation of  the County’s first general history and natural science museum to be housed in the Langstaff Mansion in historic Mount Holly.  The museum will be called the Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences in keeping with the historical use of the building.

Built in the 1830’s, the Mansion was home to the Langstaff Family and became the original Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences in the 1860’s.  Most recently, the building was home to the Mount Holly Library until being purchased by the County in 2013.  The Library was the depository for 127 original volumes of the Library Company of Bridgetown formed in 1765. 

The museum will be dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Burlington County through examination of its diverse communities, their ways of life and their contributions to the world as it
  once was and as it is today. 

In addition to the installation of  state of the art exhibits and visual displays for the museum,  the landscaping will be restored to reflect the way the Langstaff Mansion looked from High Street in the 1800’s.

Visitors to the museum will discover how Burlington County became a leader in agricultural production and advanced into the age of technology;
  how our citizens have fought to create and preserve our nation; the role of Countians in the Underground Railroad; and, how the Rancocas Creek joins us together.

We welcome you to join us in this exciting project.  If you have an object, photograph, or story that you would like to donate or loan to the Burlington County please email us at parks@co.burlington.nj.us 

Operating hours will begin on September 28! 

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