2020 Past Programs

2020 PAST PROGRAMS

JANUARY

Wednesday, January 1, 2 to 5 p.m.
New Year’s Day 2020 Celebration!
Paying social calls on friends and family on New Year’s Day was one of Old New York’s most cherished customs. Join us for good cheer for the New Year and learn how New Yorkers like the Tredwells celebrated the day in the 1850s.

Guided tours of the house throughout the afternoon, walking tours of the NoHo neighborhood, and hot cider and cookies in the cozy 19th century kitchen.

New this year! Gertrude Tredwell, portrayed by a costumed interpreter, will receive guests in the elegant parlors decorated with swags of evergreens, brilliant holly berries, white mistletoe, and red-leafed poinsettias – and a table-top tree festooned with ribbons and candles.

Exhibitions on view: Home for the Holidays: A Mid-19th Century Christmas;
Festoon, Feast & Frolic: 19th Century Christmas Festivities in Print,
 On loan from the Michael A. Russo Ephemera Collection; and Plaid Silk Dress, ca. 1848-1854, from the Tredwell Costume Collection.

FREE for MHM Members, $20 General Admission.

7th SMASH Year!
Final Performances! Closes January 5, 2020

A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House, Charles Dickens in New York, 1867
In December 1867, Charles Dickens arrived in New York for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved A Christmas Carol. Join Mr. Dickens, portrayed by John Kevin Jones, as he tells his timeless Christmas tale in the museum’s elegant double parlor. Surrounded by 19th century holiday decorations and flickering candles, you’ll be transported back 150 years in this captivating and critically acclaimed one-hour performance created from Dickens’ own script. Perfect for families.

Presented in association with Summoners Ensemble Theatre. Adapted and presented by John Kevin Jones and Rhonda Dodd. Click here for performance schedule, tickets, and more information.

“Masterful storytelling” and a “tour de force”

“The Christmas Carol becomes doubly enchanting when one hears it performed by Dickens.” New York Herald, 1867

“… a celebration of not only the holiday season, but of the value of everyday kindness.”
BroadwayWorld.com

Closes Monday, January 6
Exhibition –
Home for the Holidays: A Mid-19th Century Christmas
It’s 1855 and the Tredwell family is celebrating the season with holiday decorating, elaborate parties, festive food, and gift giving. New York had proclaimed Christmas a state holiday in 1849 and was leading the way in creating the joyous traditions we celebrate today.

Festive scenes are recreated throughout the house as the Tredwells make merry. Their elegant parlors are decorated with swags of evergreens, brilliant holly berries, white mistletoe, and red-leafed poinsettias; a table-top tree festooned with ribbons and candles takes center stage. Mrs. Tredwell is stuffing the children’s stockings and sending holiday greetings, and the Tredwell daughters are dressing in their finest silks.

In the kitchen, the Irish servants are preparing the plum pudding, shucking the oysters, and readying the punch bowl, using recipes from the latest holiday cookbooks.

Tour the house and discover how many of our modern holiday traditions, from Christmas trees and Christmas cards, to gifts and stockings, Christmas carols (and Santa Claus, too) originated in mid-19th century New York.

Closes Monday, January 6
Exhibition –
Festoon, Feast & Frolic: 19th Century Christmas Festivities in Print
On loan from the Michael A. Russo Ephemera Collection
Worth a thousand words, period illustrations from greeting cards, newspapers, trade cards, and even cookbooks reveal some of the most treasured and celebrated Yuletide traditions of the 19th century — and highlight the food, décor, and activities the Tredwell family may have enjoyed for their holiday merry making.

Michael A. Russo is a member of the Ephemera Society of America, Vice President of the National Valentine Association and the owner of Trout Lily Farm, a flower farm, in southern Connecticut, where he grows and creates unique floral designs for his clients.

The Museum will be OPEN on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 20, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Friday, January 24, 6:30 & 7 p.m. 
Dark Days of Winter Candlelight Ghost Tour of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House” (The New York Times)
Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where seven family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.
“#1 Most Haunted Place in NYC” (TimeOut New York) 50-60 minutes. $30, $20 Members. Click here to purchase tickets.
Upcoming Ghost Tours: Friday, February 21, March 13, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17.

Saturday, January 25, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Behind-the-Ropes: Insider’s Tours of the Merchant’s House
First in a Series – The Architecture of an 1832 Landmark (Manhattan’s First)
Next up:
Saturday, February 29:
Changing Tastes in 19th Century Furniture
Saturday, March 28: 100 Years of Domestic Lighting
Join us for a series of “behind the ropes” tours of the Merchant’s House. From late Federal to Greek Revival, Duncan Phyfe to Rococo Revival, whale oil to gas to kerosene, you’ll gain new perspectives on these unique insider’s tours, learning about changing period styles and technologies and how they reflect the attitudes and values of the merchant class in mid-19th century New York City.

The Architecture of an 1832 Landmark. We’ll explore in detail the architecture of the 1832 Merchant’s House, one of only 120 buildings designated an interior and exterior landmark in New York. The tour begins in the 1850s kitchen (bring your own coffee) for an overview, and continues through the house, ending in the rarely seen 3rd floor rooms (now staff offices) and an up-close look at several important architectural fragments from the collection.

          Anthony Bellov: Bachelor’s in Architecture from Pratt Institute, Graduate in Museum Leadership from Bank Street College of Education, long-time volunteer and board member of the Merchant’s House Museum and an aficionado in 19th Century American Decorative Arts and Architecture.

$30, $25 Members. Limited to 20 participants. Click here to purchase tickets. Interested in attending all three “Behind the Ropes” Tours? Add tickets to all three tours to your shopping cart and enter code INSIDER at check-out for $15 off your order.

Through Thursday, January 30
Tredwell Costume Collection: Dress, 1848-54, silk, silk taffeta, cotton, metal, MHM 2002.0847
The Tredwell Costume Collection comprises more than 400 articles of clothing – primarily women’s dresses and their accompanying chemisettes, collars, undersleeves, and petticoats. The core of the collection consists of a remarkable 39 dresses documented to have been owned and worn by the women of the family. Many are outstanding examples of the 19th century dressmaker’s art, composed of fine and delicate fabrics and ornamentation.

On display, a one-piece, hand-sewn dress of cream, brown, and salmon pink plaid silk. The fitted bodice has wide pagoda sleeves, wide, bell-shaped sleeves that necessitate the use of detachable undersleeves to complete the look of the dress. A popular sleeve style around the time of the Civil War, it appears to have been a favorite of the Tredwell women (20 of the 39 dresses have them).

Thursday, January 30, 6:30 p.m.
A Spine-Tingling Birthday Celebration for Edgar Allan Poe
In 1845, Edgar Allan Poe lived on Amity Street (now West 3rd Street). Publication of his poem The Raven brought him great acclaim and invitations to the Village’s fashionable literary salons. In honor of Poe’s birthday, we’ll learn about Poe’s life in the Village and enjoy a performance of his writings.
Andrea Janes, founder of Boroughs of the Dead, will discuss Poe’s residence in the City, his rivals, and admirers, and his writing about antebellum New York’s architecture, literature, and current events.
The evening will conclude with John Kevin Jones (A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House) as the great master of horror performing bone-chilling tales of irrational revenge, obsession, and murder.

FREE. Reservations are required. Click here to register.

NOTE LOCATION: New York City Baha’i Center, 53 East 11th Street (Btw Broadway & University)
Co-sponsored by Village Preservation and Boroughs of the Dead.

JANUARY EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions included with regular museum admission.

Thursday, January 30, through Monday, May 4
Sylvia:  A 19th Century Life Unveiled
In 2002, a small, timeworn leather trunk discarded on a sidewalk in Lower Manhattan was found replete with the cherished keepsakes of a 19th century woman.  Thus began visual artist Stacy Renee Morrison’s self-proclaimed love affair with Sylvia DeWolf Ostrander, whose early life parallels that of Gertrude Tredwell, who lived at 29 East 4th Street.

For almost two decades, Ms. Morrison has been on an obsessive quest to weave together Sylvia’s life in the 19th century through the personal belongings she left behind — and to re-imagine it in today’s world through art and fashion.

This is the first time Sylvia’s trunk and its treasured contents will be exhibited in public.  On display, an invitation in 1860 to a ball honoring the Prince of Wales, letters from the Civil War, Sylvia’s journals, mourning jewelry made of human hair, paper dolls, and other ephemera. Photographs and screen-printed clothing illustrate Sylvia’s life in the present as the artist’s muse.

Stacy Renee Morrison is a visual artist who often forgets what century it is.  She finds herself haunted by women who lived their lives well before her own and creates visual biographies of their pasts.  When Stacy is fully present in the 21st century she teaches in the BFA Photography and Video Department and MFA Visual Narrative Departments at School of Visual Arts in New York City.

“I imagine backwards; an apparition in her bygone era.
She visits me in the present as the girl of my dreams.”

FEBRUARY

Thursday Evenings, 5 to 8 p.m.
Special 2-for-1 admission
Museum open 12 to 8 p.m.
Guided tour 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 12, 6:30 p.m.
Members-Only Exhibition Tour
Join visual artist Stacy Renee Morrison for an exclusive look at her new exhibition, Sylvia: A 19th Century Life Unveiled.
FREE for Members Only. Email nyc1832@merchantshouse.org to RSVP. Not a member? Click here to join.

Friday, February 14, 7 p.m.
Love in the Parlors — A Valentine in Concert
The Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society presents a gala concert of lush, romantic vocal music  performed in the Museum’s elegant Greek Revival double parlor. Singers Anthony Bellov, Amy Gluck, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande perform rarely heard gems by the world’s greatest 19th-century composers: Schumann, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Amy Beach, Johann Strauss II, and others. Chosen by NBC Online and TimeOut NY as a top pick for Valentine’s Day.
90 minutes. Very limited capacity. Tickets $55, VIP Seating (first & second row) $65. MHM Members $35, VIP $45. Click here to purchase tickets.

The Museum will be OPEN on President’s Day, Monday, February 17, 12 to 5 p.m.

The Museum will CLOSE at 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, for a private event.

Friday, February 21, 6:30 p.m. SOLD OUT!
Dark Days of Winter Candlelight Ghost Tour of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House” (The New York Times)
Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where seven family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.
“#1 Most Haunted Place in NYC” (TimeOut New York)
50-60 minutes. $30, $20 Members. Click here for tickets.
Upcoming Ghost Tours: Friday, March 13, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17.

Thursday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.
Bricks and Brownstone: The New York Row House
The classic book Bricks & Brownstone, originally written by Charles Lockwood and published in 1972, is the first and still the only volume to examine in depth the changing form and varied architectural styles of the much-loved New York City row house, or brownstone.  That edition helped pave the way for a brownstone revival that has transformed New York’s historic neighborhoods over the past half-century.

This revised and expanded edition, published by Rizzoli, revisits the classic comprehensively, with updated text and additional chapters, and an abundance of specially commissioned color photography.
Join author Patrick W. Ciccone for a lecture and celebration of the revised edition of this classic work featuring Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, and Second Empire architectural styles and so much more.

Tickets: $15, or $65 including a copy of Bricks and Brownstone (retail: $85). Click here for tickets.
NOTE LOCATION: The Salmagundi Arts Club, 47 5th Avenue at 12th Street
This event is not fully accessible, as there are ten steps up to the front door.

Presented in partnership with the Salmagundi Arts Club and Village Preservation.

Patrick W. Ciccone is a New York City-based preservationist who has led major historic rehabilitation projects in Manhattan, Brooklyn, upstate New York, and Pennsylvania.

Saturday, February 29, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Behind-the-Ropes: Insider’s Tours of the Merchant’s House
Second in a Series – Changing Tastes in 19th Century Furniture
Next up: Saturday, March 28: 100 Years of Domestic Lighting
Join us for a series of “behind the ropes” tours of the Merchant’s House. From late Federal to Greek Revival, Duncan Phyfe to Rococo Revival, whale oil to gas to kerosene, you’ll gain new perspectives on these unique insider’s tours, learning about changing period styles and technologies and how they reflect the attitudes and values of the merchant class in mid-19th century New York City.

Changing Tastes in 19th Century Furniture. We’ll explore in detail the finer points of the original Tredwell family collection of furniture and what it tells us about both the tastes and values of Antebellum New Yorkers and how growing international connections made lasting impact on design, trade, and international relations.

Anthony Bellov: Bachelor’s in Architecture from Pratt Institute, Graduate in Museum Leadership from Bank Street College of Education, long-time volunteer and board member of the Merchant’s House Museum and an aficionado in 19th Century American Decorative Arts and Architecture.

$30, $25 Members. Limited to 20 participants. Click here to purchase tickets.

FEBRUARY EXHIBITIONS

Thursday, January 30, through Monday, May 4
Sylvia:  A 19th Century Life Unveiled
In 2002, a small, timeworn leather trunk was discarded for garbage on a sidewalk in Lower Manhattan; it was found replete with the cherished keepsakes of a 19th century New York City woman. Thus began visual artist Stacy Renee Morrison’s self-proclaimed love affair with Sylvia DeWolf Ostrander, whose early life parallels that of Gertrude Tredwell, who lived at 29 East 4th Street.

For almost two decades, Ms. Morrison has been on an obsessive quest to weave together Sylvia’s life in the 19th century through the personal belongings she left behind — and to re-imagine it in today’s world through art and fashion.

This is the first time Sylvia’s trunk and its treasured contents will be exhibited in public.  On display, an invitation to a ball honoring the Prince of Wales in 1860, letters from the Civil War, Sylvia’s journals, mourning jewelry made of human hair, paper dolls, and other ephemera. Photographs and screen-printed clothing illustrate Sylvia’s life in the present as the artist’s muse.

Stacy Renee Morrison is a visual artist who often forgets what century it is.  She finds herself haunted by women who lived their lives well before her own and creates visual biographies of their pasts.  When Stacy is fully present in the 21st century she teaches in the BFA Photography and Video Department and MFA Visual Narrative Departments at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

“I imagine backwards; an apparition in her bygone era.
She visits me in the present as the girl of my dreams.”

MARCH EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

Thursday Evenings, 5 to 8 p.m.
Special 2-for-1 admission
Museum open 12 to 8 p.m.
Guided tour 6:30 p.m.

Thursday-Monday, March 12-16
A Tribute to the Tredwells’ Irish Servants

Thursday, March 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
An Evening with Bridget Murphy
6 p.m. Join Tredwell servant Bridget Murphy in the kitchen for, what else, green beer.
6:30 p.m. Then take a “back-stairs” tour and experience what daily life was really like for the Irish servants through their eyes. You’ll visit four floors of period rooms, from the ground floor kitchen to the 4th floor servants’ quarters, where they lived and did some of their work.
This unparalleled tour tells the heroic story of the Irish women who worked in domestic service in 19th century New York, overcoming homesickness, culture shock, and prejudice to cultivate a new home and a new identity on foreign soil – and ultimately altering the face of New York City forever.

“Arguably the oldest intact site of Irish habitation in New York City.” (Time Out New York).
Included with museum admission.

Friday, March 13, 6:30 p.m. CANCELLED
“Spirit of the Irish” Candlelight Ghost Tour
Includes the 4th Floor Servants’ Quarters!
Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them. Many of the most peculiar occurrences have been related to the Tredwells’ Irish servants, and so this special tour will include the 4th floor Servants’ Quarters. 60 minutes. $40, $35 Members.

Saturday, March 14, Guided Tours 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. CANCELLED
A Tribute to the Tredwells’ Irish Servants with Bridget Murphy
This unparalleled “back stairs” tour tells the heroic story of the Irish women who flooded into New York City in the 19th century to escape famine and hardship in Ireland. In 1855, approximately 24,000 Irish immigrants worked as servants for wealthy families like the Tredwells. They overcame homesickness, culture shock, and prejudice to cultivate a new home and a new identity on foreign soil – ultimately altering the face of New York City forever.

You’ll visit four floors of period rooms, from the ground floor kitchen to the 4th floor servants’ quarters, experience what daily life was really like for the Irish servants through their eyes. where they lived and did some of their work.

“Arguably the oldest intact site of Irish habitation in New York City” (Time Out New York).

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. You’ll meet Tredwell servant Bridget Murphy, who will play traditional Irish airs on the harp and entertain guests with her singing. She’ll also tell you the many reasons why it would have been impossible to run a home like the Merchant’s House without her. Included with museum admission. No reservations.

Sunday, March 15, 12:30 p.m. CANCELLED
Walking Tour: In the Footsteps of Bridget Murphy
Meeting place: Old St. Patrick’s Church (Mott Street Entrance btw Prince and Houston Streets)
In this special walking tour, we’ll explore the world of Irish immigrants, who flooded into New York City in the 19th century to escape famine and hardship in Ireland; in 1855, approximately 24,000 Irish immigrants worked as servants for wealthy families like the Tredwells. We’ll explore the world of these immigrants and see sites associated with a servant’s life outside the walls of her employer’s home.
Tour is one hour and begins promptly at 12:30 p.m.
Promenaders will return to the Museum in time to take the
 2 p.m. Guided Tour if they wish.
$15; FREE for Members.

Sunday, March 15, and Monday, March 16, 2 p.m. CANCELLED
Guided Tour – Bridget Murphy: The Life of an Irish Servant

Thursday, March 19, 6 p.m. POSTPONED, new date TBA
Marching Towards Modernity: The Women of Greenwich Village and the Art and Politics of Social Change at the Turn of the Century

This lecture will focus on the extraordinary women who lived and worked in Greenwich Village at the turn of the 20th century when the neighborhood was transitioning from a tony enclave turned immigrant haven to a bohemian paradise. Marching into the new century as some of the nation’s foremost advocates for suffrage, labor reform and birth control, and exploding traditional forms of art and inquiry as founders and creators of some of the nation’s most avant-garde art and institutions, the women of Greenwich Village helped lead the city and the nation into the Modern World.
Co-hosted by the Village Alliance and Women’s History Month at Village Preservation

Sunday, March 22, 12:30 p.m. CANCELLED
A Walking Tour of Historic 19th Century Noho 
Join us for a journey back in time to the elite ‘Bond Street area,’ home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos – and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant’s House. You’ll see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells’ home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo.
Tour is one hour and begins promptly at 12:30 p.m.
Promenaders will return to the Museum in time to take the
 2 p.m. Guided Tour if they wish.
$15; FREE for Members.
Next walking tours: April 12, 26; May 10, 24; June 7, 21; July 12, 26.

Thursday, March 26, 6:30 p.m. POSTPONED, new date TBA
Illustrated Talk –
Sylvia:  A 19th Century Life Unveiled

In 2002, a small, timeworn leather trunk discarded on a sidewalk in Lower Manhattan was found replete with the cherished keepsakes of a 19th century woman. Thus began visual artist Stacy Renee Morrison’s self-proclaimed love affair with Sylvia DeWolf Ostrander, whose early life parallels that of Gertrude Tredwell, who lived at 29 East 4th Street, now the Merchant’s House Museum.

Learn about Ms. Morrison’s almost two decades-long quest to weave together Sylvia’s life in the 19th century through the personal belongings she left behind — and to re-imagine it in today’s world through art and fashion.

This talk is presented in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name at the Merchant’s House. On display, an invitation in 1860 to a ball honoring the Prince of Wales, letters from the Civil War, Sylvia’s journals, mourning jewelry made of human hair, paper dolls, and other ephemera. Photographs and screen-printed clothing illustrate Sylvia’s life in the present as the artist’s muse. The exhibition is open January 30-May 4, 2020.

Stacy Renee Morrison is a visual artist who often forgets what century it is.  She finds herself haunted by women who lived their lives well before her own and creates visual biographies of their pasts. When Stacy is fully present in the 21st century, she teaches in the BFA Photography and Video Department and MFA Visual Narrative Departments at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Admission is FREE. Registration is required.

Co-hosted by Village Preservation and the Village Alliance

NOTE LOCATION: The Baha’i Center
53 East 11th Street (Btw University & Broadway)
This event is not fully accessible; there are three steps to the auditorium.

Saturday, March 28, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  POSTPONED, new date TBA
Behind-the-Ropes: Insider’s Tours of the Merchant’s House
Third in a Series – 100 Years of Domestic Lighting
Join us for a series of “behind the ropes” tours of the Merchant’s House. From late Federal to Greek Revival, Duncan Phyfe to Rococo Revival, whale oil to gas to kerosene, you’ll gain new perspectives on these unique insider’s tours, learning about changing period styles and technologies and how they reflect the attitudes and values of the merchant class in mid-19th century New York City.

100 Years of Domestic Lighting. We’ll examine the finer points of the Tredwell Lighting collection, comprising 200-plus objects and spanning more than 100 years. The tour begins in the 1850s kitchen (bring your own coffee) for an overview, and continues through the house, ending in the rarely seen 3rd floor (now staff offices) for an up-close look at rare pieces from the Lighting Collection not currently on display.

Anthony Bellov: Bachelor’s in Architecture from Pratt Institute, Graduate in Museum Leadership from Bank Street College of Education, long-time volunteer and board member of the Merchant’s House Museum and an aficionado in 19th Century American Decorative Arts and Architecture.

$30, $25 Members. Limited to 20 participants. Click here to purchase tickets.

 

APRIL EVENTS

Thursday, April 16, 6 p.m.
ZOOM LECTURE: Marching Towards Modernity: The Women of Greenwich Village and the Art and Politics of Social Change at the Turn of the Century

Ida Rauh and her sister-in-law and Village neighbor Crystal Eastman both earned law degrees at NYU and went on to change the worlds of law, justice, women’s health, literature, theater, and more. Rauh and Eastman are just two of the extraordinary women who lived and worked in Greenwich Village at the turn of the 20th century when the neighborhood was transitioning from a tony enclave turned immigrant haven to a bohemian paradise.

This lecture by Lucie Levine will focus on this moment of becoming, focusing on the women who led that change. Marching into the new century as some of the nation’s foremost advocates, founders, and creators. Celebrate the women of Greenwich Village who helped lead the city and the nation into the Modern World. Co-hosted by Village Preservation and the Village Alliance.

MAY EVENTS

Thursday, May 21, 6 p.m.
ZOOM LECTURE: The Architecture of the Merchant’s House: A Virtual Tour
Co-sponsored by Village Preservation
Whether you’ve been to the Merchant’s House Museum before or not, this precious place will come alive as never before in this virtual tour led by Merchant’s House board member and expert Anthony Bellov. Bellov will delve into little-known or rarely noticed fine points of the architecture of the 1832 brick-and-marble rowhouse, an exterior and interior NYC landmark, shedding light on building techniques and the social expectations of New York before the Civil War.

The Merchant’s House Museum is one of the finest surviving examples of late-Federal and Greek Revival architecture. Built in 1832, the Merchant’s House was  Manhattan’s first designated landmark in New York City in 1965 and today one of only 120 buildings that is both an interior and exterior landmark. It is one of only six residences with interior and exterior landmark designation. The Museum tells the story of the domestic life of a wealthy merchant family – the Tredwells – and their four Irish servants, as well as the history of when the mercantile seaport of New York City emerged as a growing metropolis and the commercial emporium of America. It is also the only historic house museum in the Greenwich Village/Soho/NoHo neighborhoods, and of course, we love it.

Anthony Bellov holds a Bachelor’s in Architecture from Pratt Institute and a Graduate in Museum Leadership from Bank Street College of Education, and is owner of Anthony Bellov Video Productions, an award-winning boutique video production company based in NYC. He is a long-time volunteer and board member of the Merchant’s House Museum and an aficionado in 19th Century American Decorative Arts and Architecture.