Dumbarton House offers a behind-the-scenes tour highlighting the recreation of our historic dining room. 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 a historic house museum. From the Federal mahogany dining table with D-ends to the linens and, finally, the ceramics, visitors will learn the challenges our curatorial and collections team faces as they set the table for our regular visitors. Learn about the process of choosing a table setting, how to ensure the safety of objects, and working with the objects in the collections.
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