Tudor Place

Topic: holidays

An Illuminated Christmas, 1914

November 30, 2017
New Holiday Installation Recalls the Mansion’s First Electrified Winter In December 1914, the Peters of Tudor Place and their servants returned after a long absence to a newly renovated mansion, just in time for Christmas. For the museum’s 2017 holiday installation, Curator Grant Quertermous has recreated that moment when family traditions met the novelties of […]

We are a Blue Star Museum! (What is that?)

June 1, 2016
Visit us free all summer! We invite active-duty members of the U.S. military, including National Guard and Reserve, and their family members traveling with or without them, to tour free from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Like about 2,000 other U.S. institutions, we are a Blue Star Museum, part of a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and […]

“Tradition”? Finding Surprises in Christmases Past

December 3, 2014
Those age-old Christmas “traditions” we revel in – how traditional are they really? Whether we celebrate the holiday or not, most of us consider Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and paper-wrapped gifts almost timeless. But like the American melting pot itself, many holiday staples came from overseas and changed over time. See for yourself how customs […]