The Victorian Society New York sponsors a series of lectures at the Bard Graduate Center at 38 West 86th Street in Manhattan (unless noted otherwise on the event listing). 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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Mark Twain’s Hartford Connecticut
April 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm$175.00
Founded in 1635, Hartford, CT is one of the oldest cities in the country. Following the Civil War it was the richest city in the country, and author Mark Twain built a magnificent mansion there for his family and lived there from 1874-91. Built in the American High Gothic style, it was described as “part steamboat, part medieval forest and part cuckoo clock.” It is where he wrote many of his most famous novels, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Restored and opened as a house museum in 1974, it has been named one of the Ten Best Historic Homes in the world by National Geographic.
Join the Victorian Society New York for a tour of this wonderful home where we will have a private tour of the mansion including recent restoration work of the Mahogany Guest Bedroom Suite. We will be treated to a lecture on Mark Twain by Dr. James Golden, the house’s director of education during lunch at the mansion. In the afternoon we will tour the 1854 Italianate Ishram Terry House for a glimpse into the genteel lifestyle of the late 19th century.
PAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL OF THE TOURS.
This tour is limited to 47 participants.
Fees: $150 for Victorian Society New York members, $175 for nonmembers
Paid reservations must be received by Thursday, April 20
Meeting places 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 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.
To become a member and enjoy lower rate for tours, please go to our website: www vicsocny.org.
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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