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Setting the Table: Reinstalling Our Historic Rooms Series

May 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

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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.

April 13th – Architecture of Dumbarton House
April 27th – Uncrating and Installing Looking Glasses
May 4th – Assembling the Bedstead and Dressing the Bed
May 11th – Setting the Table

About this tour:
• Approximately 45 minutes
• Meet at the visitor center entrance (to the right of the portico)
• Space is extremely limited and registration is required
• Not appropriate for children


May 11, 2017
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
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Dumbarton House
2715 Q Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007 United States


Dumbarton House