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Mount Gulian Reveals Seldom Seen Items from its Museum Collection

Date/Time

Aug 25, 2019
01:00 PM until 03:00 PM

Description

Beacon, New York – Mount Gulian Historic Site will present a special tour on Sunday, August 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. that highlights items from the collection that are rarely on display.  Following a tour of the house and grounds, visitors will have the opportunity to become historians, donning the trademark white archival gloves to examine artifacts up close and out from the storage rooms, giving a perspective on history you won’t find anywhere else. 

 

“This is the first time that we’ll be giving our “White Glove” tour to the general public,” says Elaine Hayes, Executive Director.  “It’s very popular with group tours that visit.  We hope our neighbors and local residents will stop by and avail themselves of this unique opportunity.” 

 

Using Verplanck family diaries and records and contemporary advice manuals, Mount Gulian historians will discuss how people of the past coped with summer heat.  Examining items from the museum’s collection, including men’s and women’s clothing from the 19th century, visitors will get a sense as to how early Americans did (or didn’t) manage during the warmer months. 

 

To help our visitors cope with summertime temperatures, cold refreshments will be served with our compliments at the conclusion of the tour.   

 

Admission for this special event is $12 adults; $10 seniors; $5 children; free for children under 6 and for Mount Gulian members.  Membership is open to the public and may be purchased day of the event.  Registration is strongly suggested.  To register, please contact Mount Gulian at 845-831-8172 or info@mountgulian.org.  For further information and directions visit www.mountgulian.org 

Cost

Admission for this special event is $12 adults; $10 seniors; $5 children; free f

Location

View map Mount Gulian Historic Site
145 Sterling Street
Beacon, NY

Additional Information

Sponsor

Mount Gulian Historic Site

Phone

845-831-8172

Contact name

Amy Murray

Contact email

info@mountgulian.org

County:

Dutchess

Neighborhood:

Beacon

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