Behind-the-Ropes: Insider’s Tours of the Merchant’s House
Saturday, March 24, 2018
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
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Join us for the second in a series of rare off-hours tours of the Merchant’s House.
We’ll gather in the 1850s kitchen for coffee and a focused overview of the landmark Merchant’s House and its intact collection of more than 3,000 objects owned by the Tredwell family. We’ll then tour the house, including the rarely seen bedrooms on the 3rd floor (now staff offices), even peek up into the attic and open locked doors … and more. From late Federal to Greek Revival; Duncan Phyfe to Rococo Revival; whale oil to gas to kerosene, you’ll gain new insight and perspectives on these unique insider’s tours, 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.
100 Years of Domestic Lighting
We’ll examine the evolution of 19th century domestic lighting and the story of technological advances and changing lifestyles it tells using examples throughout the Museum, including many not normally on exhibition.
About Presenter Anthony Bellov
Bachelor of Architecture, Pratt Institute; graduate, Museum Leadership program, Bank Street College; certified New York State real estate instructor/lecturer; long-time volunteer and board member of the Merchant’s House Museum, and an aficionado in 19th century American decorative arts and architecture.
Please note: this event is limited to 20 participants. Please purchase tickets on Merchant House Museum's website.