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!
Exploring the Media Mix
June 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm$120.00 - $150.00
Media, PA was incorporated in 1850 at the same time it was named the county seat of Delaware County. Located 13 miles west of Philadelphia, Media retains numerous architectural treasures from the Victorian era. Our tour will explore the grounds of the Delaware County courthouse built in 1851-71. On a walking through the State Street Historic District and Legal Row we will stop and tour the Institute of Science building that dates from 1867. We will visit a Victorian home dating from the 1860s and The Media Presbyterian Church completed in 1855. The first church constructed in Media, it was designed in classic Greek Revival style by John McArthur, architect of the Philadelphia City Hall.
Dr. Samuel Lemon, the author of Go Stand upon This Rock (2014), will give a talk on the Campbell AME Church (that came directly out of The Mother Bethel Church) and his Quaker/African American history of Media from the Civil War until the early 1920s. Lunch will be at Lotus Farm to Table. Residents proudly call Media “Everybody’s Hometown.” This is much more than a slogan. It describes a real state of mind.
PAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS TOUR
This tour is limited to 47 participants.
Fees: $120 for Victorian Society New York members, $150 for nonmembers
Paid reservations must be received by Wednesday, May 24
Please indicate vegetarian, chicken or fish for lunch option, when making reservation.
Participants in our educational tours must be in excellent health and able to participate safely in the activities involved. If you have any doubt about your ability to participate fully due to health conditions or disabilities, contact Victorian Society New York at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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Checks payable to Metropolitan Chapter VSA and should be mailed to:
Tours, Metropolitan Chapter VSA
232 East 11th Street
New York, New York 10003
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