Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden
William Randolph Hearst Fellow 2014
Site Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Salary: $2,750 stipend
The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden (MVHMG) offers two summer Fellowships for undergraduate or graduate students interested in U.S. history, museum studies, museum education, material culture or other related fields. Fellows participate directly in the daily operations of a historic site. Fellows complete original research projects on antebellum NYC that become interpretation resources, conduct tours, and participate in programs for children and adults. Now in its thirtieth year, the full-time Fellowship, funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, consists of nine weeks with a $2,750 stipend. Hours are 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday, with occasional evenings for special events.
One of eight surviving Manhattan buildings constructed before 1800, the Museum was constructed as a carriage house on Mount Vernon, a large country estate situated along the East River. In 1826, the building was converted into the Mount Vernon Hotel, a popular country resort for the new middle class seeking to escape the city. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM,) MVHMG interprets travel, leisure, work and play in antebellum New York and Jacksonian America. The Museum is owned and operated by the Colonial Dames of America, a women’s genealogical organization dedicated to historic preservation.
421 East 61st Street
New York, NY10065