A Life in Service

  • Staatsburg, Hudson Valley
  • Oct 13, 2019
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Servants often worked seventeen-hour days, six and a half days a week, providing luxuries down to the minutest detail for Gilded Age millionaires. They ironed their employers’ shoelaces and newspapers, put toothpaste on their toothbrushes and buttoned their buttons as they dressed. While Staatsburgh’s servants were well-provided for, servants elsewhere sometimes endured grim conditions, eating scanty meals and living in unheated attics. This tour at Staatsburgh will look at the advantages and sacrifices of being a servant, and why the world of master and servant faded away after World War I. Reservations required.

  • From: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Admission: $10 regular; $8 seniors and students; children 12 and under are free
  • 75 Mills Mansion Drive, Road 1
    Staatsburg, NY 12580
  • 845 889 8851
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  • Children Are Free: Yes
  • Group Rates/Incentives Offered: Yes
  • Motorcoach Parking Spaces: Yes
  • Event Requires Pre-Registration: Yes
  • PTH Weekend Event (6/15-16 & 10/12-14, 2019): Yes
  • Staatsburgh State Historic Site
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