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Candle Light Tours-SOLD OUT

 

 

Join us for an evening exploring the fascinating world of Death and Mourning in the 19th century!
Discover the Victorian and Gilded Age’s attitudes towards death and mourning during a special candle-lit tour. Through each room, participants will learn about the causes of death, early embalming, superstitions, funeral customs, artifacts, and more from the 19th century.
Mark Twain once referred to death as “the impartial friend… the immortal who treats us all alike.” For those in the late 19th century, this impartial friend tended to visit with staggering frequency. This caused people to develop their fair share of superstitions and collect such things as photographs of the dead and hair wreaths as “Memento Mori.”

Tour Dates

10/810/1410/1510/2110/2210/2810/29
Update on tours: (As of 10/11/2022)
10/14- SOLD OUT
10/15-SOLD OUT
10/21- SOLD OUT
10/22- SOLD OUT
10/28- SOLD OUT
10/29- SOLD OUT

All tours start at 7:00pm.
Space is limited to 15 guests each night, no walk-ins will be accepted.

*On Saturday, October 29th, the tour will take a closer look at the tragic deaths of the Phelps family. You don’t want to miss it!*
Book online at www.phelpsmansion.org
Photo credit: ©AmityPhotos.com

 

 

Join us for an evening exploring the fascinating world of Death and Mourning in the 19th century!
Discover the Victorian and Gilded Age’s attitudes towards death and mourning during a special candle-lit tour. Through each room, participants will learn about the causes of death, early embalming, superstitions, funeral customs, artifacts, and more from the 19th century.
Mark Twain once referred to death as “the impartial friend… the immortal who treats us all alike.” For those in the late 19th century, this impartial friend tended to visit with staggering frequency. This caused people to develop their fair share of superstitions and collect such things as photographs of the dead and hair wreaths as “Memento Mori.”

Tour Dates

10/810/1410/1510/2110/2210/2810/29
Update on tours: (As of 10/11/2022)
10/14- SOLD OUT
10/15-SOLD OUT
10/21- SOLD OUT
10/22- SOLD OUT
10/28- SOLD OUT
10/29- SOLD OUT

All tours start at 7:00pm.
Space is limited to 15 guests each night, no walk-ins will be accepted.

*On Saturday, October 29th, the tour will take a closer look at the tragic deaths of the Phelps family. You don’t want to miss it!*
Book online at www.phelpsmansion.org
Photo credit: ©AmityPhotos.com

 

 

Join us for an evening exploring the fascinating world of Death and Mourning in the 19th century!
Discover the Victorian and Gilded Age’s attitudes towards death and mourning during a special candle-lit tour. Through each room, participants will learn about the causes of death, early embalming, superstitions, funeral customs, artifacts, and more from the 19th century.
Mark Twain once referred to death as “the impartial friend… the immortal who treats us all alike.” For those in the late 19th century, this impartial friend tended to visit with staggering frequency. This caused people to develop their fair share of superstitions and collect such things as photographs of the dead and hair wreaths as “Memento Mori.”

Tour Dates

10/810/1410/1510/2110/2210/2810/29

All tours start at 7:00pm.
Space is limited to 15 guests each night, no walk-ins will be accepted.

*On Saturday, October 29th, the tour will take a closer look at the tragic deaths of the Phelps family. You don’t want to miss it!*
Book online at www.phelpsmansion.org
Photo credit: ©AmityPhotos.com

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The Southern Tier Actors Read (STAR) presents a staged reading of A.R. Gurney’s play, “The Wayside Motor Inn,” at the Phelps Mansion Museum.

The reading, directed by Judy McMahon, features five stories of ten strangers whose problematic lives all lead them to an old inn outside Boston. Each tale explores various ideas about life, love, and trust as told through the struggles the characters must face.

“Lively and Humorous” – The New Yorker

The play begins at 7:30pm on August 26th and27th and 3:00pm on the 28th. Tickets cost $15/person.

Date and Time
Friday Aug 26th- 730-pm $15.00 USDSaturday Aug 27th–730pm $15.00 USDSunday August 28th- 3pm $15.00 USD

Join The Phelps Mansion Museum this Path Through History Weekend as we show a special exhibit on the history of the Monday Afternoon Club from 1890-1920.
The Monday Afternoon Club purchased the old Phelps family home on Court Street in 1905 and for the next 100 years, the club stood the test of time.
This weekend, we invite you to stop into the museum and view this new exhibit.
We will have special presentations at 1:30pm each day and the museum will be open for tours.
Viewing of the exhibit and presentation are free.

Tours will be offered each day at:
  • 11:00am
  • 12:30 pm
  • 2:00pm
  • 3:30 pm.
Museum Admissions:
  • Adults – $7
  • Seniors (60+)/Students  – $5,
  • Children (12 or under) – Free.

First Friday – Piano Recital

Join the student of Pej Reitz for the annual piano recital here at the Phelps Mansion Museum.

Recital is scheduled to start at 6pm.  The museum will be open for viewing immediately following the recital.

Admission is FREE, donations to the Phelps are always appreciated.

 

 

On Thursday, March 10th, George Cummings, a local historian, will present a program on life in the 18th Century. He will focus on life in the home with an emphasis on the methods and original artifacts that defined the period. Lunch starts at 12:00pm and the program will begin at 1:00 pm.

Admission

  • Lunch and Program: $20/person
  • Program Only: $5/person

Reservations must be made by 5pm on Tuesday March 8th.

If you wish to attend the program only, no reservations are necessary.

Menu

  • Ham Salad cold plate with croissant
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Dessert:  Mint chocolate chip ice cream with cookie

Alternate Lunch: Tuna plate

Lunch provided by Cline’s Catering