About Me

Mary Knapp has been affiliated with the Merchant’s House Museum since 1995. She is the author of An Old Merchant’s House: Domestic Life in New York City, 1835-65, (Girandole Books, 2012), Miracle on Fourth Street: Saving an Old Merchant’s House (Girandole Books, 2016), and co-author with her husband, Herb, of One Potato, Two Potato: The Folklore of American Children (W.W. Norton, 1976) and Red, White and Blue Paradise (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984), a memoir of the couple’s years living and teaching in the Panama Canal Zone. She lives in Mount Vernon, NY and blogs at hintsandechoes.com

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