Gilded Age Tweet Up
Selected date Thursday June 7
Selected time 6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Stalker Socialites, Robber Barons, and Illustrious Beauty:

The Gilded Age’s Legacy

An After-hours Meetup for Our Facebook and Twitter Community presented by

The Young Friends of the New-York Historical Society.


June 7th, 6pm

170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)


Why did a New York socialite commission hundreds of portrait miniatures of women whom he barely knew?


Who would need a 1,250-piece Tiffany & Co. sterling dining set with two of these 15-inch ice cream dishes?


Which mayor was so power-hungry he insisted on running the New York City Subway himself ?


As we debate today’s rise of the 1% and a second Gilded Age, revisit the material legacies and stories left behind by New York’s late-19th and early 20th-century élites with

Margi Hofer, the New-York Historical Society’s Curator of Decorative Arts. Take a behind-the-scenes look at our extraordinary collections and exhibitions, including Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York and Beauties of the Gilded Age: Peter Marié's Miniatures of Society Women.  Wine, beer, and other refreshments will be served!


To attend:

1) Please purchase tickets ($10) here online or via the New-York Historical Society Call Center (212-485-9268)

2) Tell your friends! Please tweet or Facebook this event with a link to this event and the New-York Historical Society's name (@NYHistory on twitter; @New-York Historical Society on Facebook).

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