Merchant’s House Museum 75th Anniversary
Merchant’s House Museum (29 E. 4th St., Manhattan)
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.