The CHV Explorers Outing to The Merchant's House Museum
The Carnegie Hill Village Explorers had their first outing to a lesser-known historic site in New York City with a trip to The Merchant’s House Museum. The Merchant’s House was built in 1832 and purchased by Seabury Tredwell, a prosperous New York City hardware merchant, in 1835. The Tredwell family continued to live in the landmark late-Federal and Greek revival style row house for nearly 100 years.
The Explorers took a “culinary tour” which focused on the culinary customs of mid-19th century New York, including favorite foods, cooking methods, dining etiquette and entertaining.
They also visited four floors of period rooms furnished with the family’s original possessions – furniture, decorative objects, household goods, books, even their clothing. They saw how a wealthy family and their four Irish servants lived in mid-19th century New York.
New York, NY 10003
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