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View from the Butler’s Pantry
February 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Visit Maymont Mansion to experience Richmond’s Gilded Age showplace from the perspective of those who knew it as a workplace. Like most southern households at the turn of the 20th century, nearly everyone employed by the Dooleys as butlers, maids, cooks and laundresses were African American. Discover the daily challenges of maintaining a millionaire’s home and lifestyle during the years 1893 to 1925, as well as the challenges presented beyond the estate’s gates in the turbulent times of the Jim Crow South. See the restored spaces where the staff lived and worked and learn about the demanding standards of an elite home in an era of rapidly changing household technology. Guided tours available every half-hour: last tour begins at 4:30pm.