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Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Our New Exhibit begins : July 11

Controversial  elections, voting rights, abolition and slavery!  In 1820s New York, while these issues burned in  the minds of the public—newspapers exploded  and competed  as  forums for debate!    This exhibit looks at the newly exploding  newspaper industry  of the 1820s –and the entry of  women and African Americans into the business of print.

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9.11 – Downton to Deco Weekend: The Grand Victorian Garden Tea

Sunday, Sep 11, 4-8pm, $40 ($50 with Swing House on Sat), all ages, rain or shine
at the historical Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E 61st St

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Join us as we travel back in time to the Victorian Age, to an elegant country resort a short carriage ride away from the hustle and bustle of the city (which at that time extended only as far north as 14th Street). It’s a proper turn-of-century tea party, with finger sandwiches, scones and fancies, in a darling garden attached to an impossible Victorian cottage overlooking modern Manhattan. Historical chef Rebecca Leigh Silverman will be back to create Downton-inspired treats from antique recipes.

Dress code: 1800-1910s summer garden party, with all-white, cream and pastel tones encouraged. No modern casual wear, please. Costume inspiration Pinterest board (not ours) here.

About our venue: Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house for a 23-acre estate, and converted into the Mount Vernon Hotel in 1826, this stone building sits on land originally owned by Colonel William Stephens Smith, and his wife Abigail Adams Smith, daughter of John Adams. The hotel operated until 1833, at which point the house became the home for three generations of a New York City family. All guests will have access to the museum as well as garden. In case of rain, outdoor covering provided.

About Downton to Deco weekend: Celebrating a delightful decade of decadence (1915-1925) with a weekend of vintage dress-up and entertainment, inspired by Downton Abbey. Food, drinks, music, dancing, costumes. Details TK. Participation welcome. Saturday: Swing House, a ragtime speakeasy in a secret Brooklyn loft. Sunday: Grand Victorian Garden Tea, a proper turn-of-century tea party, in a darling garden attached to an impossible Victorian cottage overlooking modern Manhattan. See above for Swing House details.

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June 18, 1pm – 3pm
Explore a uniquely early 19th Century New York City past time, Ice Cream Gardens. Join us for a Path Through History Weekend afternoon of ice cream making, period toys, games, and historical tunes in our garden.
$15 Adults; $10 Museum Members and Children under 12
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“Learn about the changing tastes in sweets in the 19th century. Susan Benjamin, author of Sweet as Sin: The Unwrapped Story of How Candy Became America’s Favorite Pleasure, will give a talk on the history of candy in America and lead a historic candy tasting. You’ll hear surprising stories about the origins of some of our most popular candy.  Afterward she will sign copies of her book. RSVP required by calling the Museum at 212-838-6878.

$20 Adults; $15 Museum Members and Children under 12″…

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