Mount Gulian Historic Site will present a special tour on Sunday, August 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. that highlights items from the collection that are rarely on display. Following a tour of the house and grounds, visitors will have the opportunity to become historians, donning the trademark white archival gloves to examine artifacts up close and out from the storage rooms, giving a perspective on history you won’t find anywhere else.
“This is the first time that we’ll be giving our “White Glove” tour to the general public,” says Elaine Hayes, Executive Director. “It’s very popular with group tours that visit. We hope our neighbors and local residents will stop by and avail themselves of this unique opportunity.”
Using Verplanck family diaries and records and contemporary advice manuals, Mount Gulian historians will discuss how people of the past coped with summer heat. Examining items from the museum’s collection, including men’s and women’s clothing from the 19th century, visitors will get a sense as to how early Americans did (or didn’t) manage during the warmer months. $12 adults; $10 seniors; $5 children; under 6 free.