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Bridget Murphy Walking Tour, SPIRITS OF THE IRISH Ghost Tour and More Set for Merchant's House Museum, March 2014

Bridget Murphy Walking Tour, SPIRITS OF THE IRISH Ghost Tour and More Set for Merchant's House Museum, March 2014

The Merchant's House Museum has announced its events for March 2014. Details below!

In the Footsteps of Bridget Murphy: A Walking Tour

Date: Sundays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: Merchant's House Museum, 29 East Fourth Street (btwn Lafayette & Bowery)

Description: Join In this 45-minute walking tour of the neighborhood surrounding the Merchant's House, we'll explore the world of the Irish immigrants who worked as domestic servants for the Tredwells and other wealthy families of the Bond Street area. What did they do on their day off? Where did they shop? Go to church? How did they find employment when they first arrived? We'll explore all of these questions and see sites associated with a servant's life outside the walls of her employer's home. If you are of Irish ancestry, you'll leave with some resources to investigate your own family history. $10, $5 Students & Seniors, Free for MHM Members. Reservations not necessary.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration: A Tribute to the Tredwells' Irish Servants

Date: Sunday, March 16

Time: Tours at 12:30, 2, and 3:30 p.m.

Location: Merchant's House Museum, 29 East Fourth Street (btwn Lafayette & Bowery)

Description: Join us for a back-stairs look at the Merchant's House, "arguably the oldest intact site of Irish habitation in New York City" (Time Out New York). Come climb the narrow staircase to the just-restored fourth-floor servants' quarters and see where the Tredwells' four Irish servants lived and did some of their work. You'll learn why it would have been impossible to run a home like the Merchant's House without them. Included with regular admission; reservations not necessary.

"Spirits of the Irish" Candlelight Ghost Tour

Date: Friday, March 21

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Merchant's House Museum, 29 East Fourth Street (btwn Lafayette & Bowery)

Description: Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the night. For more than seven decades, mystifying and mysterious tales have surrounded the Merchant's House, leading The New York Times to call it "Manhattan's Most Haunted House." On this candle-lit tour, venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight people died, and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from those who actually experienced them. Many of the most peculiar occurrences have been related to the Tredwells' Irish servants, and so this special tour will include the 4th floor Servants' Quarters. 50 minutes. $20, $10 MHM Members. Reservations required; call 212-777-1089 or visit merchantshouse.org/calendar. Next Ghost Tour on Friday, April 18.

About the Merchant's House Museum: The Merchant's House Museum is New York City's only family home preserved intact - inside and out - from the mid-19th century. Home to a prosperous merchant-class family for almost 100 years, it is complete with the family's original furnishings and personal possessions, offering a rare and intimate glimpse of domestic life from 1835-1865. For more information, visit www.merchantshouse.org, or follow on Facebook: www.facebook.com/merchantshouse and Twitter: @merchantshouse.

About the Merchant's House. Built in 1832, the Merchant's House was home to a prosperous merchant family and their Irish servants 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.

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