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Standing behind the Dutch doors at the back
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Standing behind the Dutch doors at the back of the Rock Hall Museum home, director Linda Barreira, and museum assistants Jess Engelman and Carol Mauriello, greet and guide visitors to the house originally built in 1767 for Josiah Martin, a wealthy West Indian plantation owner. (Aug. 1, 2012)(Credit: Nancy Borowick)

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House museums offer glimpses of a bygone way of life

At Long Island’s plethora of house museums, visitors will see items similar to those pictured in books about Colonial-era life, along with a few head-scratchers that elicit a smile when you hear what they do. -- Kay Blough