Picture of one brass candlestick on a table next to a pile of books in the Aaron Burr bedchamber.

ConEd Family Day: Create Your Own Candle


Saturday Dec. 10, 1-3 PM


18th Century Kitchen


Free drop-in program (while supplies last)

Back in 1765 when Morris-Jumel Mansion was built, electric lights didn’t exist. After nightfall, the Morris family and their enslaved and indentured servants would light candles to find their way in the darkened house. Candles were made by hand by dipping a wick (or string) into hot wax until the cooled layers of wax formed a candle. Create your own handmade candle with us in the 18th Century kitchen, and choose which kinds of wax and scents you want to use.

Free, drop in program, while supplies last. Masks are required for all visitors over the age of two, and proof of vaccination and I.D. are required for all visitors aged 5 and older to enter the historic house for the workshop. Thank you for helping us to keep our museum community safe.