There is one finished room in the attic of the 1840s Wylie House Museum.
In 2022, the Wylie House Museum launched a newly interpreted bedroom to imagine the living space provided to Elizabeth "Lizzie" Breckenridge, a Black woman who lived in the house in the role of domestic servant to the Theophilus and Rebecca Wylie Family for more than fifty years, from 1857 at the age of 14 to the end of her life in 1910.
The attic room is inaccessible as part of regular tours given the steep stair access required to reach it. New virtual tour technologies allow IU Libraries to share the room and important stories about its likely occupant.
Now Lizzie's room can be visited through the museum's remote virtual tour. The entire home can also be experienced in an extended accessibility mode tour .
(To view the virtual tour without the accessibility application, slide off the indicator next to the wheelchair icon on the virtual tour landing page.)