Although domestic servants made everyday life in grand homes possible, their identities and roles within the household have long been hidden.
A lecture by Jennifer Pustz, museum historian at Historic New England, illustrates the diversity of domestic service in New England over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by focusing on three Historic New England properties: Castle Tucker, Roseland Cottage, and the Codman Estate.
After the lecture, enjoy a tour of the City of Waltham's Stonehurst. Ann Clifford, Stonehurst curator, focuses on servant life at this seasonal country home of housing reformer Robert Treat Paine.
Cosponsored by Historic New England, the City of Waltham, and the Friends of Stonehurst.
$15 Historic New England members and Friends of Stonehurst
Registration is required. Friends of Stonehurst must call to register. Please call 617-994-5912 or buy online.