In December 2016, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
Augustus Coe Gurnee dressed for the Vanderbilt costume ball, March 26, 1883
March 26, 1883
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Turned cast brass ball with wood handle and iron clapper.
According to accession records, this bell was purchased at an auction in Berryville, VA, at the home of Betty and Virginia Washington, daughters of a Dr. Washington. The sisters were descended from George Washington.
Gift of Enoch G. Megrue
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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