Special Tours at the Merchant House Museum

    May 10, 2015 @ 2:46 pm – 3:46 pm
    May 15, 2015
    Special Tours at the Merchant House Museum

    Special Tours at the Merchant House Museum

    Special Mother’s Day Walking Tour: 19th Century Landmark Treasures of Noho

    Sunday, May 10, 12:30 p.m.
    Celebrate with Mom and join us on this one-hour promenade through the NoHo Historic District.


    Candlelight Ghost Tour of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House” (The New York Times)

    Friday, May 15, 6:30 p.m.
    Click here for tickets.
    Next Ghost Tour: Friday, June 19


    “Behind the Ropes” Tour of the Merchant’s House 1832 Ornamental Plasterwork
    with Historic Plaster Specialist David Flaharty

    Saturday, May 16, 10:30 a.m.

    The Merchant’s House Museum’s original Greek Revival decorative plasterwork is considered by many to be the most important extant in a pre-Civil War residential interior in the United States. Its survival is now jeopardized by two major construction projects on East Fourth Street. Plaster restoration expert David Flaharty, who initially repaired portions of the Museum’s plaster in a major 1970s stabilization, will lead a unique “behind the ropes” tour and fascinating exploration of this outstanding 19th century craftsmanship. Flaharty will also discuss and demonstrate DIY decorative plaster techniques to create your own Merchant’s House.
    David Flaharty, sculptor and ornamental plasterer, has worked on the restoration and new construction of ornamental plasterwork in the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum, the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. Department of State, and The White House. He has been involved in the preservation and restoration of the Merchant’s House for almost 40 years.
    $20, Members $10. 75 minutes. Attendance strictly limited to 30 participants; click here for tickets.