A Sumptuous Anniversary Gift: Grand Duke Konstantin’s Fabergé Frame

Nicholas Nicholson, Curator Another Narrow Escape Princess Vera Konstantinovna of Russia had only thirty minutes to pack her things and leave the castle of Altenburg in Germany where she had lived since 1938. The Soviet forces could arrive at any moment. If she were captured, [...]

2021-07-16T15:18:41-04:00July 15th, 2021|Artifact Spotlight, History|

A German Governess and the Russian Tsar: The Story of a Porcelain Easter Egg

Nisa Topcu, Museum Intern How did a German tutor named Agnes Bachman receive an Easter egg from Tsar Nicholas II? The story of a delicate porcelain Easter egg, donated to the Museum in 2019, gives us a glimpse into the experience of a German governess [...]

2021-07-16T15:19:10-04:00May 25th, 2021|Artifact Spotlight, History|

Princess Vera Konstantinovna of Russia: Princess, Patron, Presence

On January 11, 2001, Vera Konstantinovna of Russia, Princess of the Blood Imperial and great-granddaughter of Emperor Nicholas I, died in Valley Cottage, New York, where she had lived for many years at the home for the elderly at the Tolstoy Foundation. On the 20th [...]

2021-01-12T11:54:56-05:00January 11th, 2021|History, Museum|