The Victorian Society New York sponsors a series of lectures at the Bard Graduate Center at 38 West 86th Street 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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Hidden History of LGBT Victorian New York
March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project, founded in 2015, is the first cultural heritage initiative to document historic LGBT spaces in the city’s five boroughs. The panelists will focus on sites from the 1840s to the 1920s. Special attention will be given to the project’s work in amending the National Register of Historic Places nomination of the Alice Austen House in Staten Island. Other sites include Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn residence and the Henry Street Settlement, co-founded by progressive reformer Lillian Wald, as well as early bar and social spaces in downtown Manhattan.
Hear Andrew Dolkart, Ken Lustbader, Jay Shockley and Amanda Davis speak on the creation of the LGBT Historic Sites Project as well as sites in the Victorian era and their impact on LGBT history.