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Clubbing at the Century Association

May 6, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

$25.00 – $35.00

Century Association, 1935. Photo courtesy of The Museum of the City of New York


Jonathan Harding, curator of The Century Association, will lead a tour of one of New York City’s most sophisticated clubhouses. Learn about this quintessentially conversational New York club. Its longtime home on West 43rd Street in Manhattan, built in 1897, was designed by Stanford White, who cheekily modeled it after the 1852 James Lockyer facade of White’s, a London gentlemen’s club on St. James Street. Founded in 1847 by, among others, William Cullen Bryant, to promote interest in literature and the fine arts, The Century Association grew out of an earlier organization, the Sketch Club, founded in 1829. The original intention was to limit the number of members to 100, but by the time the Association moved into its 43rd Street home it had about 800. Today the Association’s members include over 2,000 authors, artists and amateurs in letters and fine arts. In 2008, the Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America celebrated Margot Gayle’s 100th birthday on the premises.



This tour is limited to 25 participants.
Fees: $25 for Victorian Society New York members, $35 for nonmembers
Paid reservations must be received by Friday April, 28th.

Further information will be provided with reservation confirmations.
No refunds will be made for cancellations.

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 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 of Victorian Society in America
c/o Village Alliance
8 East 8th Street
New York, NY 10003


May 6, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
$25.00 – $35.00


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