Wednesday, May 11th: Merchant’s House Museum 75th Anniversary (50 Cent Admission)

Merchant’s House Museum 75th Anniversary
Merchant’s House Museum (29 E. 4th St., Manhattan)
12-5pm
50 cents

On May 11, 1936, the Merchant’s House Museum first opened to the public. On May 11, 2011, we invite you to tour the House and Servants’ Quarters – open permanently for the first time in the Museum’s history – and raise a glass of “Founder’s Punch” in honor of 75 years of education & preservation. 50 cents (1936 admission fee). Reservations not required.

The Merchant’s House Museum is New York City’s only family home preserved intact — inside and out — from the 19th century. Built in 1832 just steps from Washington Square, this elegant red-brick and white-marble row house on East Fourth Street was home to a prosperous merchant family for almost 100 years. Complete with the family’s original furnishings and personal possessions, the house offers a rare and intimate glimpse of domestic life in New York City from 1835-1865.