The Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America

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.
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The Secret Surgery on Grover Cleveland: Cancer and Politics in the Gilded Age

October 4, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm


On July 1, 1893, President Grover Cleveland boarded a friend’s yacht, sailed into the calm blue waters of Long Island Sound and disappeared. The events of the next five days were so incredible that even when the truth was revealed, many Americans simply would not believe it. Matthew Algeo, author of The President is a Sick Man, will discuss this extraordinary unknown chapter in American history: Cleveland’s secret cancer surgery and the brazen political cover-up which followed.

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Attendees are invited to pre-lecture receptions at 6pm. Talks begin at 6:45 pm.


October 4, 2018
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm


Bard Graduate Center
38 West 86th St
New York, NY 10024 United States
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