Old Money & New Money: The Gilded Age in the Hart Cluett House

  • Sat, Aug 13, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Hart Cluett Museum

    57 2nd Street
    Troy, New York 12180
Ticket Price $0.00-$20.00 This event is now over

Like the HBO series The Gilded Age, Troy had its version of old money and new money families. This tour will look at the lives of Betsey and Richard Hart who represented the older New York money and George and Amanda Cluett, the nouveau riche who made their fortunes in the collar industry after the Civil War. Furniture, fine and decorative arts relating to the two families will be highlighted in this tour of the house.


Combination tours of the museum exhibition galleries and the Hart Cluett House are available on the Second Saturday of the month from May through November at 2pm. Combination Tickets cost $20 per adult (age 17 and under are free) and include a copy of The Marble House, a book about the history of the Hart Cluett House. Tours last approximately 60 minutes. 

  • Facemasks are optional, but  recommend during all in-person, indoor HCM programs and events.

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Ticketed tours and programs:

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Date & Time

Sat, Aug 13, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue Details

Hart Cluett Museum

57 2nd Street
Troy, New York 12180 Hart Cluett Museum
Hart Cluett Museum

The Hart Cluett Museum is operated by Historic Rensselaer County (Rensselaer County Historical Society), a dynamic not-for-profit educational organization established in 1927 to connect local history and heritage with contemporary life. We enrich the present and advocate for the future by bringing the region's past to life, recognizing every face and every story. In pursuit of this mission, we collect, preserve, study, interpret, and make accessible a broad variety of objects and documents. We also conduct educational programs that inspire public enthusiasm for our roots and bolster the entrepreneurial appetites of our community.


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