Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 15:15

Edward Ball, Yale professor and author of The Inventor and The Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures, takes us back 130 years to the intriguing story of Eadweard Muybridge who invented stop-motion photography, making motion pictures possible. But he was also a murderer who killed coolly and meticulously, and his trial was a media sensation.

Edward Ball's patron was railroad tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford. Between them, the murderer and the mogul launched the age of visual media.

Book signing and reception after the presentation

Cost $10 adults, $7 seniors and students; members free
Registration requested 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.