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2022-2023 Speaker Series 

Coping with Life's Necessaries

Ian Mumpton from The Schuyler Museum

Wednesday October 12

Presentation begins at 7PM

Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar

Have you ever wondered about 18th Century hygiene practices? Ian Mumton, Historic Site Assistant at Schuyler Mansion, explores the topic “Coping with Life’s Necessaries” as part of the Bethlehem Historical Association’s Fall Lecture Series.

The Schuyler family enjoyed many luxuries as part of their refined lifestyle, but what might their hygiene practices have looked like? How did their practices differ from or align with those of other residents of 18th century Albany? Learn more about the changing practices of this aristocratic Dutch colonial family and their household with Schuyler Mansion’s “Coping with Life’s Necessaries” program!

Ian Mumpton is the Historic Site Assistant at Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site. His work focuses on highlighting historically excluded narratives as essential parts of the site’s history, including the stories of N.Y. Loyalists, the Haudenosaunee and other Native Peoples, women, tenant farmers, and the histories of people enslaved by the Schuyler family.

This event is free and open to the public.

Doors Open at 6:30 PM

Presentation begins at 7PM

Registration suggested as seating is limited. Call 518-439-9314 or online at 

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