Step back in time to experience American family life during the nineteenth century in our Victorian Era parlor. As the front room of many middle and upper-class homes, parlors were the social hub for entertaining family and guests. From afternoon tea to game nights, the parlor played a major intimate role within the home. These rooms also allowed families to display their social status through ornate furniture, decor, artwork, and cuisine. On display in Gallery II, the Victorian Parlor showcases part of our glassware collection as well as a selection of nineteenth-century furniture including a Kranich and Bach Grand Piano circa 1875. Visit the Museum today to learn the history of this unique square-shaped piano and several other musical instruments such as a hand-cranked roller organ and victrola.