Upcoming Events

Afternoon tea talks at the Salmagundi: Anne Undeland

Thursday, November 15 at 3:30 pm ET (New York time)

Join us for an afternoon in the Gilded Age and a proper cup of tea!

Please welcome Anne Undeland who will discuss dramatizing such well known literary figures as Edith Wharton, Henry James and Jennie Jerome in her work.

There will be an interview and audience Q&A, followed by a reception featuring afternoon tea with sweet and savory treats.

Food & Dining in the Gilded Age:
A Virtual Talk for the Holiday Season

Thursday, November 17 at 7 pm ET (New York time)

A 90-minute virtual talk with Q&A (recording will be available)

As we enter the entertaining and holiday season, there is no better time to take a look back into the Gilded Age at some truly over-the-top dishes and dinners!

Join Carl Raymond, host of The Gilded Gentleman history podcast for this unique, in-depth look at the food and dining of the glittering, glamorous Gilded Age. Focusing on the gilded tables of the New York elite, this special virtual via Zoom event will take you through the origins of fine dining in such famed restaurants as Delmonico’s and Sherry’s and into the ballrooms of the Astors and Vanderbilts for their famous late night ball suppers.

The talk will take you through a typical dinner party with all the dishes and drama. Extensive archival images and illustrations will take you back to this opulent era — it will be impossible not to finish the talk without feeling at least a little hungry!

Can’t make it live? Each ticket buyer will receive a link to the recording of the talk live for three days so you can watch at your leisure – wherever you are!

Ghosts of NOHO Walking Tour
With a special private tour inside “Manhattan’s most haunted house”

Saturday, November 19 at 10 am ET (New York time)

A 90-minute walking tour ending at the Merchant’s House Museum

The neighborhood around NOHO’s Astor Place has long been associated with reports of ghosts, hauntings and paranormal activity. And given its nearly 400-year-old history, it’s no wonder. Join Carl Raymond, host of The Gilded Gentleman history podcast for a guided tour to some of the sites most associated with beings past and present who seem to still call this historic neighborhood home.  Along the way, Carl will share aspects of the history of the area from early Dutch settlements to the world of the Astors at the beginning of the great Gilded Age. 

Tour highlights include: 

 – St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery, Astor Place, Lafayette Street’s Colonnade Row and the Public Theater, Great Jones St

-AND a very special guided tour by Carl inside the Merchant’s House Museum which has been the site of paranormal activity from the 1930’s up to the present day

Don’t miss this opportunity to blend hauntings with history on this special tour only through Bowery Boys Walks.   

Carl is also available for private events, live or virtual, please email carl (at) for more information.

Carl speaking in Ann Arbor, Michigan