There is a 195-year-old mansion in the Hudson River valley called the Rokeby house. It's populated by descendants of the Livingston and Astor families - artists making costumes and studying shamanism and keeping the place afloat by renting rooms to others. Mr. Aldrich, who has taken care of Rokeby for decades now, says "Maybe we are the museum... Part of the show, part of the exhibit...Except we're not learning our lines. We have our roles set up for us."
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