Tour an Old Dutch Tap Room at the Grolier Club

On Friday March 15th at 5:00-7:30pm, you will have a chance to experience and old Dutch 'tapperij' (Dutch for tap room) at the Grolier Club, America's oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiast in the graphic arts.

The tapperij is a testament to the Gilded Age’s fascination with New York’s earliest days and the Knickerbocker aristocracy.

Grolier Club member Frederick A. Castle, a physician and historian, designed the tapperij. William Shannon Miller, a German-American builder, whose father ran a steakhouse in lower Manhattan, was hired to realize Castle’s romanticized colonial scheme. Grolier members kept adding antiques and oddities to the tapperij.

The Holland Society has been given the opportunity to host a guided tour of the Grolier Club Tapperij, which was first unveiled in the fall of 1895. It has been restored and is now a prized period room on the fourth floor of the Grolier's Club's current headquarters at 47 East 60th Street in Manhattan.

The tour will be followed by a reception.  Please join us for this ‘Dutch treat’ and reserve your spot by March 8.  Click here to book your tickets.