‘Gilded’ once more

History lovers are again invited to step back in time at Lyndhurst in Tarrytown when the third annual “Mansions of the Gilded Age” symposium is held April 29.

Five noted speakers and authors will offer presentations on topics related to the homes, society and art of the historic period.

Howard Zar, executive director of Lyndhurst, will be among the speakers. His talk, “Jay Gould and His Daughters: The Forgotten Collectors of the Gilded Age,” is designed to focus on Lyndhurst’s onetime residents to re-establish them as important art collectors and major Tiffany patrons, while also highlighting the Lyndhurst mansion as one of the few sites to experience what life was like during the Gilded Age.

Symposium tickets start at $40, with participants able to add on a tour of Lyndhurst mansion for an additional fee. Refreshments will be available for sale, and the day will conclude at 5 p.m. with a book signing and complimentary Champagne reception.

See you there?

For more, visit Lyndhurst.org.

 

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