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View from the Butler’s Pantry
February 3, 2018 @ 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. The butlers, maids, cooks and laundresses employed by the Dooleys were mostly African Americans, like the staff in most southern households at the turn of the 20th century. Discover their daily challenges in maintaining a millionaire’s home and lifestyle, as well as the turmoil they faced outside of Maymont during the turbulent 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.