St. Patrick's Day: A Tribute to the Tredwells' Irish Servants with Bridget Murphy
Friday, March 17, 2017
12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
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Guided tours will take place at 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Join us for a backstairs tour and experience the Merchant’s House through the eyes of the Irish immigrants who worked as domestic servants for the Tredwell family. You’ll climb the narrow staircase to the fourth-floor servants’ quarters and see where the Tredwells’ four Irish servants lived and did some of their work, “arguably the oldest intact site of Irish habitation in New York City” (Time Out New York). What did the servants do on their day off? Where did they shop? Go to church? How did they find employment when they first arrived? Learn why it would have been impossible to run a home like the Merchant’s House without them.
Included with General Admission: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors; free for members and children younger than 12 years old