Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Submitted by ub on Tue, 07/24/2012 - 11:50

Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3 9 a.m.-4 .m.

Shutter Shop on Shore Road Volunteer Restoration Workshop

This 1840 Greek Revival mansion features interior shutters -- sadly in need
of repair -- that help protect from summer's sun and winter's chill. Participants
in the workshop will learn how to safely remove lead paint, prepare and paint wood
surfaces, restore old hardware, and more under the guidance of

preservation/restoration specialists.

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July 2012

BPMM Adventures

Monday, August 6 - Friday, August 10

UPDATE: Registration deadline Monday, July 30

Still looking for a great summer experience for your child?
You're in luck!
Limited spaces are still available for
BPMM Adventures
During this week-long program, participants learn about 19th-century family life
with a mansion scavenger hunt; create Native American-inspired

A participant from our June program drawing a self-portrait

artwork; explore Three Sisters crops and heirloom vegetables and herbs in the
brand-new Children's Garden at Historic Bartow-Pell; burnsome energy with period
games; and roll up their sleeves to make their own snacks--like Switchel--a refreshing,
energy- boosting 19th-century beverage. Throughout the program, children will capture
memories of all their activities in a scrapbook keepsake to bring home with
them at the end of the week.
Program is recommended for children entering grades 1 through 4 and runs 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m. daily.
Daily morning and afternoon snacks are included. Children must bring their own
Cost per child $150; $120 members (at the family friend level or higher) Registration
required. 718.885.1461 or

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is located at 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx,
New York. To reach us by public transportation, take the #6 Lexington Avenue Local
subway to Pelham Bay Park station, followed by the Westchester Bee-Line #45 bus
direct to the Mansion gate. Buses leave station at approximately 20 past the hour;
check bus schedule for exact times at Westchester Beeline #45 Bus […].
For driving directions, please visit […].
The Mansion and Carriage House are open to the public for guided tours on Wednesday,
Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Tours start at quarter past the hour from
noon until 3 p.m. The gardens and grounds are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to dusk.
Museum admission is $5 adults, $3 seniors and students, free for children under
six. Visiting the garden and grounds is free.
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is owned by City of New York Parks & Recreation, operated
by the Bartow-Pell Conservancy, and is a member of the Historic House Trust of New
York City. Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs. Support is also received from the Historic House
Trust of NYC, Harmon Foundation, City Garden Clubs of New York City, and Con Edison.