The Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America info@vicsocny.org

The Victorian Society New York sponsors a series of lectures at The English Speaking Union, 144 E. 39th St., between Lexington and Third Avenues in Manhattan. No reservations are required for the free lectures. Attendees are invited to meet the speakers at post-lecture receptions.
Victorian Society New York Free Lecture Series is made possible by a generous donation from Christopher Broadwell and Lewis I. Haber and dues from Chapter members. Join today!

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April 2017

April Lecture – Race for Distinction: Ocean Liners of the Edwardian Age

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The English Speaking Union, 144 E 39th St
New York, NY 10016 United States
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German Ocean Liner KRONPRINZESSIN C Originally schedule speaker Matthew Dennison's lecture on Beatrix Potter has been cancelled.   The Industrial Age spawned growth, engineering wonders and a spirited race for size and distinction in many areas.  As the sun set on the 19th century and then began to shine even more brightly in the early years of the 20th century, an era of greater structural wonders began.  Bill Miller, the author of over 100 books on passenger liners and cruise ships…

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May 2017

May Lecture – The Syrian Colony of New York in the 19th Century and the “Lost” Lower West Side

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The English Speaking Union, 144 E 39th St
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Originally scheduled speaker Howard Holzer's lecture, "Lincoln in New York" has been cancelled. Immigrants from what was then called “Greater Syria” came to New York beginning in 1880. They settled on the Lower West Side of Manhattan, just steps away from the Battery. In 1890, the community numbered about 2,000 people—the largest Syrian community in the United States. It was also the economic, spiritual and intellectual center of the Syrian diaspora. Along Washington Street were men and women speaking Arabic,…

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