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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February 2017

Margot Gayle Fund Grant Application Deadline

February 14, 2017

Margot Gayle with the Jefferson Market Courthouse. February 14th (Valentines Day) is the deadline to apply to be considered for a Margot Gayle Fund grant.  For more information see the Margot Gayle Fund page.  

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The New American Opalescent Color

February 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jefferson Market Library, 425 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10011 United States
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“The New American Opalescent Color: Newport, Chicago, and England”, a lecture by Richard Guy Wilson, Director, VSA Newport Summer School and Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History, University of Virginia. This event will be held at the Jefferson Market Library, 425 Avenue of the Americas New York City. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by Monday, February 13 to Learn about the VSA Summer Schools in Newport,London and Chicago before this year’s March 1st application deadline. This is a National Victorian…

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YOUNG VICTORIANS TOUR: The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass

February 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Neustadt Collection, 5-26 46th Aveune
Long Island City , NY 11101 United States
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Please join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass - a premier collection of Louis C. Tiffany's renowned lamps, windows, metalwork and rare archival materials. Lindsay Parrott, Director and Curator, and Morgan Albahary, Curatorial and Collections Assistant, will lead Young Victorian patrons on a tour of the The Neustadt's unique holdings, including a glass archive of more than a quarter million examples of original Tiffany flat glass and glass jewels.  Attendees will learn about the…

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Rescheduled for Feb 23rd! – The {Disputed} Glories of the High Victorian Garden

February 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The English Speaking Union, 144 E 39th St
New York, NY 10016 United States
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Munstead Wood, Gertrud Jekyl Garden, photo by Kathleen Bennett. PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled from its original date.  It will take place on February 23rd. New horticultural imports, exciting technological innovations, controversies over color theory, patterns and lay-out all characterize this period. Owners and their head gardeners looked to former historical styles (especially Italian) while incorporating current Victorian pursuits and fashions. Majda Salvesen, garden history author and adjunct lecturer in the NYU Department of Art and Architecture History…

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