A Tribute to the Tredwells' Irish Servants

Photograph: Courtesy the Merchant's House Museum
The servants' quarters at the Merchant's House Museum
Merchant's House Museum, East Village Sunday March 16 2014 15:30

New York's oldest preserved 19th-century house offers a tour of the fourth-floor servants' quarters, which were recently restored and repainted in their original colors. Learn about the daily successes and struggles of the Irish immigrants who worked as servants in the mid-19th century and why it would have been impossible to run a home without them.

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Venue name: Merchant's House Museum
Contact:
Address: 29 E 4th St
New York

Cross street: between Bowery and Lafayette St
Opening hours: Mon, Thu–Sun noon–5pm
Transport: Subway: B, D, F, M to Broadway–Lafayette St; 6 to Bleecker St
Price: $10, seniors and students $5, members and children under 12 free