The Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America

The Victorian Society New York sponsors a series of lectures at The Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues in Manhattan. No reservations are required for the free lectures. Attendees are invited to meet the speakers at pre-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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A Walk in Woodhaven

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$20 - $30

The serenity of a spring afternoon in a park-like setting may belie a troubled past. Neglected for nearly a century, the Wyckoff-Snedicker Family Cemetery was rescued and restored through the efforts of the Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society. The grounds were cleared of fallen trees, weeds and garbage. The Victorian Society New York made a small grant from its Margot Gayle Fund for garbage bags to help in the cleanup. The cemetery was created in the 1700s when two neighboring farmers donated the land. Burials continued there for more than a century. Our guided walk will unveil elements of Woodhaven history through biographies of the dead researched by high school students involved in the project. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Margot Gayle Fund for Preservation of Victorian Heritage





This tour is limited to 25 participants.     
FEES: $20 for Victorian Society New York Members, $30 for others
Paid reservations must be received by Tuesday, April 24


Participants in our educational tours must be in excellent health. They must be able to participate safely in the activities involved and keep pace with the group. Sites we visit may have challenging stairs or steep or rocky hills. If you have any doubt about your ability to participate fully due to health conditions or disabilities, contact Victorian Society New York at or (212) 886-3742. Victorian Society New York reserves the right to decline to accept or refuse to retain any person as a member of our tours at any time.


April 28
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$20 - $30


Victorian Society


Wyckoff Snedicker Family Cemetery
84-45 96th St
Woodhaven, NY 11421
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