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Assembling the Bedstead and Dressing the Bed: Reinstalling Our Historic Rooms Series

May 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

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 an historic house museum. Visitors will spend part of this tour with our Curatorial and Collection team as they demonstrate how to assemble our 1785 bedstead (actually made up of three different beds!) and highlight the process of dressing a Federal period bed with various textiles.

Reinstalling Our Historic Rooms, Thursdays at 1pm
Join us to see preservation in action during this four part series!
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 4, 2017
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
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Dumbarton House
2715 Q Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007 United States


Dumbarton House