It’s a Winner!

by Rachel Hertzberg, Bryn Mawr Student and Wyck’s Summer 2018 Collections Intern In the 19th century, the piano-forte became the most fashionable form of home entertainment. Gathering in the parlor

Chairs for Children

Taking a Little Seat by Rachel Hertzberg, Bryn Mawr student and Wyck’s Collections Intern, Summer 2018 In most upper-class American homes in the 18th and 19th centuries, children lived totally

Collections Corner

Richard Wistar’s Chair Wyck has an assortment of hidden treasures within her rooms, treasures you’ll only discover by coming for a tour. One particularly fun piece is a large walnut

Wyck Brew is Best

Wyck has an impressive history of brewing. Reuben Haines “the Elder,” owner of Wyck House in the late 1700s, opened a brewery in Philadelphia called “Haines and Sons.” This was

Oak Tea Caddy

This oak tea caddy with a bronze lock is a true treasure of the Wyck collection. Atop the lid is a metal plate that states, “Made from one of the

It is no secret that Reuben Haines III was acquainted with John Audubon.  However, some of their correspondence was “lost” until recently.  Matthew R. Halley, an evolutionary biologist and doctoral researcher