The dining room of the Emma Kunz House recreates a typical living space of the mid nineteenth century.
The dining room, though used for family meals, had many uses. Entertaining, reading, studying and gathering all took place in this room. Houses, espeically houses among the working class, often had spaces that were used for many different activities, public and private.
The dining room at the Emma Kunz House showcases the ingenuity and thrift of nineteenth century working class Belleville. It features a spinning wheel, many handmade local pieces of furniture and a firearm (seen above the fireplace in the picture) that is thought to have belonged to Gustave Koerner.