Henry Sleeper's Bachelor House

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Thursday, April 27, 6:00 p.m.

Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.

The term "bachelor house" suggested a distinctive type of home--and homeowner--to early twentieth-century audiences, who understood the phrase as a coded reference to homosexuality. Join Tripp Evans, professor of art history at Wheaton College, for a lecture that explores Beauport as Henry Sleeper’s bachelor house.

Placing Sleeper alongside contemporary bachelor-decorators A. Piatt Andrew, Charles Gibson, and Ogden Codman, this illustrated talk considers the roles that memory, collecting, and theater played at Beauport and other bachelor houses of the period.

Presented in partnership with The History Project.

The lecture takes place at the Otis House at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments provided starting at 6:00 p.m.

$10 Historic New England and History Project members
$15 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 617-994-6678 or register online.