Portrait of Alida Schoonmaker, painted in Dresden, Saxony, 1878. Photo courtesy of Jean Wrolsen. Published in  de Halve Moon  1992.

On Saturday, November 19, Historic Huguenot Street will host a special tour of the Deyo House led by Board Vice Chair, Collections Committee Chair, and owner of Jenkinstown Antiques, Sanford Levy. Mr. Levy’s tour, entitled “Behind Closed Doors: A Peek in Our Bedrooms,” will bring guests into the three upstairs bedrooms in the Deyo House, Huguenot Street’s Queen Anne colonial revival style mansion.

Earlier this year, the Deyo House bedrooms were re-styled with Levy’s assistance to interpret over 100 years of decorative arts styles, spanning eras between the colonial period and the colonial revival at the turn of the 20th century. Mr. Levy’s tour will specifically highlight pieces from Historic Huguenot Street’s collections- some not seen in decades - from the Federal, Empire, and Victorian eras. 

The program will begin at the DuBois Fort (81 Huguenot Street) with a reception catered by Main Course at 5 pm.

Existing members may attend for $20. Those who join Old Fort History Club as new members for $25 will receive complimentary admission to this event.