Following a major HVAC (heating, ventilation, and cooling) renovation and window restoration project, this behind-the-scenes tour offers the unique opportunity to learn and see the process and intricacies of installing objects in an historic house museum. Visitors will spend part of this tour with our Curatorial and Collection team as they demonstrate how to assemble our 1785 bedstead (actually made up of three different beds!) and highlight the process of dressing a Federal period bed with various textiles.
Reinstalling Our Historic Rooms, Thursdays at 1pm
Join us to see preservation in action during this four part series!
April 13th – Architecture of Dumbarton House
April 20th – Uncrating and Installing Looking Glasses
April 27th – Assembling the Bedstead and Dressing the Bed
May 5th – Setting the Table
About this tour:
•Approximately 45 minutes
•Meet on the corner of 27th & Q street
•Space is extremely limited and registration is required
•Not appropriate for children