January Events Announced at the Merchant's House Museum

January Events Announced at 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.

Concert: A 19th Century Salon of Music Presented by Grand Harmonie

Date: Saturday, January 12

Time: 7 p.m.

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

Description: The Merchant's House is pleased to partner with Grand Harmonie for an evening of 19th century salon music. The ensemble, which specializes in Classical and Romantic wind music on period instruments, will perform in the Museum's Greek revival double parlor. Enjoy works for solo wind and brass with fortepiano, including keyed trumpet, alto trombone, natural horn, bassoon, oboe, and flute. It's a rare opportunity to spend an evening immersed in an authentic 19th century atmosphere and enjoy an intimate performance of live music of the period - just as the Tredwells and their friends would have. $20, $15 MHM Members, students and seniors. To reserve tickets, emailgrandharmonie@gmail.com.

19th-Century Lifeways Lecture

Evolution of the Townhouse: From Antiquity to Modern Times

Dates: Wednesday, January 16

Time: 6:30 p.m.

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

Description: Join architect Curtis Estes as he traces the architectural development of the townhouse from the European Classical period, through the Renaissance, Baroque, Neo-Classical, and culminating with the Modern era. Using photographs, renderings, and plans, Mr. Estes will highlight changes in the ways people lived, social conventions, technological and sanitary innovations, as well as interior decoration, style, furniture, and comfort. $15, MHM Members FREE.

19th-Century Lifeways is the Museum's new public program series - in which experts lecture on 19th century American decorative arts, architecture, New York City history, preservation, and related subjects. The Merchant's House Museum's intact 1832 landmark building and original collections provides the springboard for the lectures.

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