At the Merchant’s House Museum
Behind-the-Ropes: Insider’s Tours of the Merchant’s House
Third in a Series – 100 Years of Domestic Lighting
Saturday, March 30, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Join them for the last in a series of rare off-hours tours of the Merchant’s House. We’ll gather in the 1850s kitchen (bring your own coffee) for an overview of the landmark Merchant’s House and intact collection of more than 3,000 objects owned by the Tredwell family. You’ll then tour the house, including the rarely seen bedrooms on the 3rd floor (now staff offices), even peek up into the attic.
You’ll remove shades of lamps to see the workings, open locked doors … and more. From whale oil to gas to kerosene, you’ll gain new perspectives on this unique insider’s tour, learning about changing period styles and technologies and how they reflect the attitudes and values of the merchant class in mid-19th century New York City.
$30, $25 Members. Limited to 20 participants.