Opening Reception & Celebration – Life Below Stairs Exhibition
Join Morris-Jumel Mansion to hear from a leading food historian and author while enjoying 18th-century nibbles and drinks in a cocktail reception celebrating the exhibition Life Below Stairs and reinterpretation of the Mansion’s historic 18th-century kitchen.
The diverse origins of American food and foodways are spotlighted in the reinstallation and reinterpretation of Morris-Jumel Mansion’s colonial kitchen. Author and food historian Ramin Ganeshram will reveal unexpected stories on America’s culinary traditions and share insights into what life was like for those who lived and worked below stairs.
Guests will enjoy a premiere of the audio experience by Black Gotham focused on Anne Northup, who cooked for Eliza Jumel and her household, and whose husband’s life was featured in the compelling film Twelve Years a Slave.
Tickets are $35 for MJM members; $50 for nonmembers, and are on sale now.
Life Below Stairs has been generously funded by the Versailles Foundation.