Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Come to our Symposium, as this year’s Hearst scholars present original research on America in the 1830s. Each summer, The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum hosts the Hearst Research Fellows —generously funded by the Hearst Foundation. This year’s Fellows are Oberlin University’s Max Ripps, who looks at 19th century popular culture, exploring the connections between westward expansion, and rapid urbanization with early 19th-century art, theater and literature. From Williams College, Isaiah Krugman, explores finance and banking in 19th-century New York City, specifically tracing the increased influx of goods into the city after the completion of the Erie Canal to the rise of financial institutions serving as “middle men” between merchants and consumers. Free with admission.

The Hearst Fellows Symposium

Come to our Symposium, as this year’s Hearst scholars present original research on America in the 1830s. Each summer, The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum hosts the Hearst Research Fellows —generously funded by the Hearst Foundation. This year’s Fellows are Oberlin University’s Max Ripps, who looks at 19th century popular culture, exploring the connections between westward expansion, and rapid urbanization with early 19th-century art, theater and literature. From Williams College, Isaiah Krugman, explores finance and banking in 19th-century New York City, specifically tracing the increased influx of goods into the city after the completion of the Erie Canal to the rise of financial institutions serving as “middle men” between merchants and consumers. Free with admission.

Watson Adventures’ HAMILTON: The Scavenger Hunt

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt featuring Alexander Hamilton! Follow in Alexander Hamilton’s footsteps through the streets of Lower Manhattan, from Wall Street to Battery Park, to discover the places where the feisty Founding Father worked, played, debated, fought and planned his fatal duel. Highlights include Hamilton’s grave, the site of his home on Wall Street, Federal Hall, Fraunces Tavern where Hamilton worked as Secretary of the Treasury, Pearl Street, which was part of the route of his funeral procession, the site of his law office, and more. Whether you’re a fan of the Broadway musical or the book that inspired it, or just curious about the Founding Fathers and early New York City, you’ll love this scavenger hunt. Advance purchase is required.

Watson Adventures’ HAMILTON: The Family Scavenger Hunt

Follow in Alexander Hamilton’s footsteps through the streets of Lower Manhattan, from Wall Street to Battery Park. Kids and adults work together to discover the places where the feisty Founding Father worked, played, debated, fought, and planned his fatal duel. No knowledge of Alexander Hamilton or the Wall Street area is necessary. Whether you’re a fan of the hit Broadway musical or just curious about the Founding Fathers and early New York City, you’ll enjoy this scavenger hunt. The hunt is for ages 10 and up.

Watson Adventures’ HAMILTON: The Family Scavenger Hunt

Follow in Alexander Hamilton’s footsteps through the streets of Lower Manhattan, from Wall Street to Battery Park. Kids and adults work together to discover the places where the feisty Founding Father worked, played, debated, fought, and planned his fatal duel. No knowledge of Alexander Hamilton or the Wall Street area is necessary. Whether you’re a fan of the hit Broadway musical or just curious about the Founding Fathers and early New York City, you’ll enjoy this scavenger hunt. The hunt is for ages 10 and up.

Fashion History: The Mother-Daughter Couture Of Jeanne Lanvin

The house of Lanvin was founded in 1889 by Jeanne-Marie Lanvin. Originally trained as a milliner, Lanvin studied under a Parisian dressmaker and began by making outfits for her daughter, Marguerite. Her daughter’s dresses were so admired that soon the ladies of Paris society were clamoring for versions of their own. In the spirit of Mother’s Day, The RealReal’s own fashion historian, Lisa Santandrea, will delve into the story of Lanvin’s origins and explore how her aesthetic codes continue today.