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CLEANING HOUSE IN EARLY AMERICA

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Historic Eastfield Village

104 Mud Pond Road

East Nassau, NY 12062

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Investigate and learn early housekeeping skills and modern preventative conservation techniques

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Housekeeping in the 18th and early 19th centuries was a skill that required specialized knowledge. Participants learn techniques meant to keep living spaces clean and pest-free, how to make an 18th-century rag mop, and discover the magical properties of whitewash. Historical techniques are not always recommended for modern preservation purposes, so attendees will also be instructed on how best to handle antique furniture and finishes when caring for them today. This hands-on workshop will help participants understand historic housekeeping and introduce them to preventative conservation techniques as they apply them to some of Eastfield’s historic structures.

Kirsten Hammerstrom is a collections management and public history consultant based outside Washington, D.C. , formerly Director of Collections at the Rhode Island Historical Society, and was the inaugural curator of the Missouri Historical Society’s Architecture Collection. Matt Mickletz is Manager of Preventative Conservation at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library where he oversees the daily care of 90,000 objects in Henry Francis Dupont’s 175-room mansion.

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Historic Eastfield Village

104 Mud Pond Road

East Nassau, NY 12062

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