The Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America


Metropolitan Chapter Tours 1967-2016

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March 9 Walking tour of the lower east side – Eldridge Street Synagogue
April 26 Tour of Victorian Philadelphia, the Athenaeum, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, led by Joyce Mendelson
May 10 Walking tour of Victorian Harlem, New York
June 21 Historic Jim Thorpe, PA, land of the millionaires and the Molly Maguires; Disston Mansion, Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion
October 1 A Chelsea Evening – walking tour of Manhattan’s Chelsea Neighborhood
November 2 Monuments and Mausoleums at Woodlawn Cemetery
November 2 Victorian Nudes – exhibition at Brooklyn Museum of Art

October 30 Woodlawn Cemetery
December 11 Full day bus tour to visit a collection of Santa Claus figures; the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Displays; Glenview Mansion in Yonkers

April 9 Bonkers for Yonkers – visit to the Hudson River Museum
April 30 Sampling Victorian Staten Island
May 21 Gravestones of Green Wood Cemetery, Jeff Richman, guide
June 11 Gems of Long Island’s Gold Coast – Grand Mansions and Victorian Villas of the North Shore
October 7 Frank Furness, Philadelphia – all day bus tour
October 29 Fabulous Victorian Flatbush – walking tour
November 5 The Hallowed Halls of Bronx Community College
November 12 Visiting Awardees at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Transit Museum
December 10 Holiday Harking in Newark – all day bus tour. Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Ballantine House, Thom Reddie, First Baptist Memorial Church, a Christmas lecture; lunch at Vila Nova so Sol Mar (Portuguese restaurant)

March 29 “4 for the 40” Event – tour of the 352 Riverside Drive property

April 22 Matinee performance of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, followed by wine and cheese reception at Stone Home Wine Bar

May 6 Basking in Brooklyn’s Afro-American Heritage – walking tour (limited to 30 participants)

May 23 Annual Meeting at the New York School of Interior Design – presentation of annual awards, and reception

June 3 Exploration Forest Hills Garden in Queens, with Jeff Gottlieb. Planned suburban development established 1913 designed by architect Grosvenor Atterbury and landscape design by Frederick Law Olmstead Jr.

June 17 Bus tour of LI North Shore, focusing on architecture of Delano and Aldrich. Led by Anne Walker, followed by reception at Chelsea, former Benjamin Moore estate in Muttontown

September 30 The High Points of Lehigh Valley. Included Sayre Mansion and Holland Mansion.

October 8 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, Walking Tour. Theme – Pratts as Architectural Patrons – Guide, Andrew Dolkart, Architectural Historian & Professor of Historic Preservation Columbia University.

October 28th Moravian Cemetery, Staten Island, New York. Theme-Making History at the Moravian Cemetery. Guide, Richard Simpson, Historian of the Moravian Cemetery.

November. New York As Port City.

December 16 Holiday Tours: “Heralding the Holidays West of the Hudson” and again on January 6 (2007) “Holiday Tour: Lighting Twelfth Night.” Sites included, Glenmont, house and gardens of Thomas A. Edison, Llewellyn Park, West Orange, NJ; Lunch at Pal’s Cabin; Tours of birthplace of Grover Cleveland, West Caldwell, NJ; and tour and reception at Lambert Castle, Paterson, NJ.

January 6 Holiday Tour (see December 16th 2006)

February 17 Tours of two Exhibitions: “Josef Hoffmann: Interiors, 1902-1913” at the Neue Galerie, and “Laurelton Hall: Louis Comfort Tiffany” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

May 6 Synagogues of the Lower East Side. Walking tour with Joyce Mendelsohn –author of “The Lower East Side Remembered and Revisited”

May 19 “Gardens of the Garden State” bus tour. Included were visits to Duke Gardens and Dye Mansion.

June 14 “New York as Port City,” viewing vestiges of the city’s seafaring past at Battery Maritime Ferry Terminal, New York Unearthed, and rarely seen rooms at the Alexander Hamilton Custom’s House designed by Cass Gilbert.

October 5 Tour of the Seventh Regiment Armory designed by Charles W. Clinton (1877-1879).

October 20 “Capitalists of the Connetquot” Bus tour. South shore of Long Island visiting: homes of William Bayard Cutting; William Kissam Vanderbilt; the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Idlehour (Vanderbilt Estate); the Southside Sportsmen’s Club; and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

October 21 Upper Level donors tour of the 19th century art and artifact sale at Christie’s, New York.

October 27 “Traversing Tranquil Trinity Tract” – a walking tour with historian Jay Shockley of Trinity Church’s uptown cemetery established in 1843.

November 9 “Foray Onto 44th Street”. Tours of the library at the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen; the Harvard Club; and the New York Yacht Club.

December 8 “Seasonal Sights of Staten Island” Holiday tour. Includes Alice Austen House, the Garibaldi-Meucci Memorial Museum, and the Snug Harbor Cultural Center.

February 23 Eying the Look of Books, a visit to the exhibition Detecting Alice: The Life and Work of Alice C. Morse guided by curator, Mindell Dubansky at the Grolier Club.

April 12 Bushwick:Old and New, a walking tour of the historic Brooklyn neighborhood by professional tour guide, Joseph Svehlak.

May 31 Hoboken: The Mile Square City, a walking tour led by Jeff Sholeen through the city primarily build from 1860 to 1910 and which remains largely in tact including a grand rail terminal, a Richard Upjohn church and rows of brownstones and Stephens Institute overlooking the Hudson River.

June 7 Hiking Around Hamilton Heights, a walking tour led historian John Reddick throughout the area where Alexander Hamilton built a country house in 1802, and City College began building its campus in the early 1900s.

June 21 The Goulds and the Guggenheims: Robber Baronial Splendor on the North Shore, an all day bus tour featuring visits to three fabulous estates called Hempstead House, Falaise and Mille Fleur.

October 4 “Tiles Along Mercer Mile,” All day bus tour to Doylestown, PA featuring Fonthill, The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works and The Mercer Museum created by Henry Chapman, as well as a visit to the nearby James A. Mitchner Museum.

November 8 Surveying the Madison Square Area, a walking tour exploring the monuments, hotels, homes entertainment venues and office towers surrounding Madison Square since the 1840s.

December 13 Christmas in Connecticut: Celebrating Theatricality, the all day Annual Holiday bus tour included a back stage visit to the 1877 Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, to the Gillette Castle built by actor William Gillette, and luncheon and receptions held at the historic Gelston House.

March 31st Gracie Mansion. Curator Diane Toole will lead a private tour of Gracie Mansion, a NYC landmark and the official Mayor’s residence. The tour will focus on life in 19th-century New York, when the mansion was the home of the Wheaton family.

April 21 Standford White’s Long Island Bus Tour. Stanford White (1853-1906) was one of America’s most creative and well known architects of the Beaux-Arts movement.

May 5 Prospect Park Walking Tour. Join tour guide Kate Papacosma for a walk through one of the world’s greatest Romantic Victorian landscapes.

June 9 Victorian Additions in Yonkers Bus Tour. With architect Stephen Byrns, we will learn about Edward T. Potter’s 1871-72 addition to the 1752 St. John’s Church Getty Square.

February 10 Tales of Two Churches. This walking tour of two historic New York churches – Marble Collegiate Church and Church of the Transfiguration.

March 21 How to Create a Victorian Interior: A Guided Tour at the Design & Decoration Building. Join designers Iliana Moore and Andrew Van Styn and decorative arts author Brian Coleman for a tour of New York’s best known design center, the D&D Building.

June 15 Princeton in Style Tour: Gown and the Town.

September 28 Explore Uniquely Victorian Mt. Tabor Bus Tour. Participants will tour Mt. Tabor at their own pace; visiting more than 15 private and public sites where home owners and docents will explain building changes as well as memorabilia collections.

October 19 Matthew Vassar’s Poughkeepsie Bus Tour. An excursion to historic Poughkeepsie will feature the Vassar College campus and the vibrant autumnal foliage of its arboretum.

November 2 Maple Grove Cemetery Walking Tour. An exploration of Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens, Queens.

March 2 Highlights of Historic Hudson Valley Bus Tour. The tour will now begin with the Octagon House, then proceed to Lyndhurst for a curator-led tour which includes the new Herter Brothers installation, followed by a catered lunch in the Carriage House. The tour concludes with a private guided tour of Sunnyside home of Washington Irving.

May 17 Off the Beaten Path: Victorian Treasures in Rural New Jersey. New Jersey has been a center of industry since the beginning of the 19th century, and as its wealth expanded wonderful examples of exuberant Victorian design were built. Wealthy industrialists often built their mansions near their factories. This tour includes 2 of these mansions as well as a tour of some of the architectural gems of Plainfield, NJ.

June 7 Walking Tour of Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Tour led by urban historian and preservationist Joe Svehlak.

June 21 Scaling Marble Hill: A Slice of Manhattan. Led by James Renner, author of Washington Heights, Inwood and Marble Hill (Arcadia Publishing).

August 20 Behind-the-Scenes Tour :The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass. VSNY Board Member Lindsy Parrott, Director and Curator of the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of this amazing conservation lab and storage facility

September 17 It’s What is on the Inside that Counts: EverGreene Architectural Arts Studio Tour and Presentation. a studio tour and presentation by EverGreene Architectural Arts. The program will visit the working studio of one of the most well-regarded architectural arts firms in North America.

September 20 A Cluster of Snyder Schools in the South Bronx. In a walking tour in the South Bronx, Jean Arrington, the pre-eminent authority on Snyder’s career, will point out a variety of styles the architect employed

October 19 Margot Gayle’s Tribeca: A New Member Orientation Walking Tour. Join historian Anthony W. Robins of Discover New York’s Landmarks on this walking tour highlighting the architectural elements of the Tribeca Cast-Iron Historic District.

October 22 Hands on History: Chelsea as Classroom. Learn about the Chapter’s education initiative firsthand in a walking tour sampling some of the sights students see in a Chelsea after-school program led by VSNY board member Lesley Doyel.

October 25 Noted and Notorious Women of Downtown New York. Join Kathleen Hulser, a public historian, for a walking tour during which she will introduce you to such characters as paper pattern inventor and tea merchant Ellen Demorest; spiritualist, stock-broker and free love advocate Victoria Woodhull; philanthropist Juliet Toussaint; abolitionist and evangelist Sojourner Truth; stunt girl reporter Nellie Bly; celebrity soprano Jenny Lind and the notoriously wicked Madame Restell.

November 1 The Architectural Treasure Trove of Troy. Architectural historian Suzanne Spellen will lead us in an exploration of Troy, NY.

December 7 Connecticut Yankee Holiday. Revel in the holiday season with visits to historic homes in Connecticut.

February 7 Fire! On our guided tour at the New York City Fire Museum, with a retired fireman, we will see equipment ranging from horse-drawn fire engines to helmets that shielded firefighters’ necks to ceremonial memorabilia

April 17 Grand Central: The Site That Spurred New York City’s Landmarks Law. On a three-hour tour of Grand Central Terminal led by Dan Brucker, director of tours for Metro-North Railroad, we will go behind the scenes, onto catwalks and into the depths of the facility that opened in 1913.

April 25 Victorian Gardens, Art and Architecture in Philadelphia. Preceded by a tour of Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, PA. The afternoon will feature a guided tour of America’s oldest art museum and school, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, and its special exhibition, The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920. Also on the agenda is a stroll through Rittenhouse Square.

May 5 2015 Patrons’ Tour: Carlton Hobbs. The Victorian Society New York offers an exclusive tour of the former residence of Virginia Graham Fair Vanderbilt. Meticulously restored to its original, 19th-century opulence by Carlton Hobbs, the house is now home to his eponymous gallery of historic antiques and fine art.

May 16 Visiting Newburgh’s Victorian Neighborhoods. On a walking tour led by the city historian, Mary McTamaney, we will see buildings designed by such noted architects as Andrew Jackson Davis and Calvert Vaux.

September 26 The Rise of Shopping Along the Ladie’s Mile – A two-hour walking tour led by Kathleen Hulser, a public historian.

October 3 Connecticut Foray Features Sculptures And Historic Southport. a walking tour led by Walter Matis of the Fairfield Historical Society.

October 15 Mourning A Merchant: Tours Of The Merchant’s House Museum

October 20 Oddities Of Victorian Medicine, Life And Death

December 5 Holiday Tour: Grey Towers, Milford, PA

February 26 A Grand Tour of Grand Central

March 12 Education Saves Magnificent Mansions. Universities and a boys’ school now occupy former mansions we will visit on a bus tour to New Jersey.

April 16 Focusing on Influential Flushing

May 7 Highlighting Clinton Hill

May 21 Centuries of Long Island Legacies

September 24 Brighten Up New Brighton: A walking tour will introduce us to a Staten Island neighborhood that was settled during the Victorian era. Because of its proximity to the ferry, it became a wealthy suburb of Manhattan and summer colony with “cottages” of 12 to 14 rooms. Architectural styles employed for the single-family detached houses included gothic revival, second empire and Queen Anne. One part of the neighborhood, Hamilton Park, begun in 1853 by Charles Kennedy Hamilton, was developed as a planned community following the romantic precepts of Andrew Jackson Downing. Nearby William S. Pendleton built seven houses, three of which survive. Our tour will take us into one he built for himself in about 1855.

October 22 Montclair, Magnificent Milieu: Named for a lookout during the Revolutionary War, Montclair is one of New Jersey’s most historic communities. We will visit the Israel Crane house, built by the town’s founding father and now home to the city’s historical society. Here we will hear a lecture on arts and crafts architect, Dudley Van Antwerp. We will drive by many of the private homes he designed on our way to the Charles Schultz house. Also known as Evergreens, this is an opulent 21-room Gilded Age mansion with original furnishings and architectural detail. After lunch at a restaurant housed in a converted train station, we will conclude our tour at the Montclair Art Museum, seeing a current retrospective of Hudson River School painter George Inness as well as the museum’s renowned collection of Native American artifacts.

November 1 What’s New at The Park Avenue Armory: Leaders of the American Aesthetic Movement designed magnificent interiors for the Seventh Regiment Armory on Park Avenue (built 1877-81).The New York City Landmarks Commission has described them as “the single most important collection of 19th-century interiors to survive intact in one building.” After a restoration that cost more than $8-million, one of those interiors, the Veteran’s Room, recently reopened to the public. Originally completed in 1881 by Louis C. Tiffany, Associated Artists, it is a fantasia of design from Islamic to Chinese to Persian that was hidden for decades under brown paint and bad repairs. Now its sparkling Tiffany windows, blue glass mosaic tiles, and California redwood ceiling can be appreciated again. Kirsten Moffett Reoch, director of design & construction, will lead us on a private tour of the Veteran’s Room as well as the restored Board of Officers Room by Herter Brothers and two Company rooms by Pottier & Stymus.

December 10 McKim, Mead & White for the Holidays: ‘Tis the Season to visit the Gilded Age mansions of Ogden and Ruth Livingston Mills (remodeled 1895-1896) and Frederick William and Louise Holmes Anthony Vanderbilt (built 1896–1899). These two Neoclassical Beaux-Arts style country houses in Dutchess County, NY were designed by the preeminent New York firm of the day: McKim, Mead & White. Both the 65-room Mills Mansion in Staatsburg and the 54-room Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park retain their fine interiors and imported furnishings. Period holiday decorations will be in place during out visits. The tour includes a buffet lunch at a nearby restaurant and a farewell eggnog holiday toast on the grounds of the Locust Grove Estate, where we will be able to see an exhibition of toys.


June 18 Wine reception and twilight walk of historic Tribeca at Hal Bromm Art Gallery – Andrew Scott Dolkart, architectural historian
June 23-20 A study of Glasgow and environs – Assn. of Victorian Society alumni
August 29 Villa Lewaro, home of Merc. J. Walker, maker of hair products. Neo-Palladian structure built 1916-18 in Irving-on-Hudson. The current owners of the estate are trying to convert the structure into a proper museum in honor of the first black millionaire, Mme. Walker
Oct.2-Dec.31 Visions of Washington Irving at Federal Hall ( Historic Hudson Valley White Plains Road) – special exhibit
Oct. 26-27 Fall weekend trip to visit estates of the Hudson River mansions and the Berkshires
October 29 Reception and workshop at the Tenement Museum

Feb.7-June 1 Visions of Washington Irving – selected works from the Historic Hudson Valley, Hudson River Museum of Westchester, Experiencing Sculpture: The figure in American art 1850-1990
May 14-17 Annual meeting of Victorian Society in Nashville, TN. Walking tours of downtown Nashville
October 18 Tour of Irvington-on-Hudson; afternoon tea at the Octagon House. Bus tour to Irvington
November 6 Tour of Metropolitan Museum exhibition “Alexander Jackson Davis (1802-1892), Amelia Peck, curator
November 15 Gustav Stickley – His Crafty at Craftsman Farms. Parsippany NJ

May 6 Tour of Antebellum Connecticut – the Lockwood Matthew’s mansion (1864-1868). Fairfield to view interior of 2 homes – The Cottage, 1840, Joseph C. Wells early Gothic revival; lunch at First Congregational Church in Fairfield; then to Bridgeport to see the restored library of P.T. Barnum
May-July Joint venture of the Municipal Arts Society and Gray Bus Line New York: Insider’s New York – architectural and historic tours
June or Sept. Possible tour of the Teak House, Lockwood de Forest (a850-1932)
October 19 Tout of Long Island’s North Shore – sites associated with Stanford White and Sidney Mount

April 9 The world of Henry Chopman Mercer in Doylestown, Bucks Co., PA – Moravian pottery and tileworks, Vance Koehler, curator of the tile exhibit
June 4 Forest Hill Gardens – Barry Lewis
September 15 Hudson Valley – Victorian County. Boat tour. Olana (Moorish style house), Esselstine (2 nd Empire mansion), Southwood, Hickory Hill

April 21 John Lafarge and Judson Memorial Church
May 21
Park Slope house tour – Civic Council and Prospect Park West area
June 9 Special tour of the Herter Brothers Furniture and Interiors for a Gilded Age, led by Catherine Hoover Voorsanger
June 11 Visit to the restored Ballantine House and tour of Newark
November 12 A.W.N. Pugin: Master of Gothic Revival. Pugin designed the House of Parliament. Tour led by Paul Atterby
December 5 19 th Century tour-de-force holiday trip to Delaware galleries at Winterthur, exhibit of Silver in America

September 29 Long Island’s Other East End: the North Fork, Shelter Island, Sag Harbor
October 13 Princeton University – walking tour of the campus, tour of William Appleton realm (1842-1909), Alexander Hull
October 26 Two historic houses in New Jersey: Danforth National Library and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
A suggested tour for Metropolitan Chapter members: Evergreens – the Schulz House (a state and national site) Library Research center, architect Michel Lebrun who also designed the Metropolitan Life Insurance Building in New York
December 7 A day at the Brooklyn Museum of Art: Monet and the Mediterranean, and the furniture of George Hunzinger


April 8 Shepard-Fabri House

May 22 Two houses on the Delaware River (by coach) – Andalusia, the Grundy House, and St. Paul’s Church, Doylestown
September 15 Hudson Valley, Victorian County Seat tour
October 31 All Hallow’s Eve at Green Wood Cemetery – graves of Louis Comfort Tiffany, Peter Cooper, Currier & Ives; art works by Augustus St. Gaudens and Stanford White
November 13 Eastman Johnson: Painting America, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Teresa A. Carbore, associate curator

January 6 E.W. Goodwin (1833-1886) Aesthetic Movement, Architect & Designer – Bard Graduate Center, private exhibition
January 23 Spend Sunday in historic Stony Brook, LI: the Tile Club and the American Aesthetic Movement 1877-1887. Three Village Inn, the Glass Armonica and a tour of the Melville Carriage Museum
September 29 Art and the Empire City, New York 1825-1861 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Catherine Hoover Voorsanger, associate curator
October 28 Trip to Washington DC – The Art Nouveau Exhibition – trip cancelled because of insufficient interest
October 31 Grace Church and the Rectory
December 8 Ruskin’s Italy, Ruskin’s England at the Morgan Library

January 23 Splendor in Delaware: to Nemours, near Wilmington, DE. Bus trip. Lunch included


March 14/15 American Rococo
Sept. 24-27 Dining & Drinking in the 19 th Century (with Philadelphia National Chapter)
December 17 House of the Redeemer

September 15 Circle Line Boat Trip
October 28 Guided Lecture Tours

October 2 Guided Tour of Governors Island
November 19 Architectural Treasures of Philadelphia (with Philadelphia Chapter)


May 5 A Victorian Walk with David Garrard Lowe, guide at Grace Church
June 9 Oyster Bay – croquet competition at Coe Hall, and dinner

April 26 Celebration of 150 th anniversary of Newark NJ – all day tour of Newark (3 rd oldest city in USA)

May 17 Walking tour of Columbia University, Morningside Heights quarter, conducted by David Garrard Lowe and Stephen E. Gottlieb
June 11 Lyndhurst – croquet demonstrations; refreshments served
Sept.14-Nov.13 Jed Devine – the Bethesda Terrace – palladium prints of Central Park of the Wave Hill Gallery in the Riverdale section of the Bronx
October 15 Meeting for the publishing of the Catalog of Landscape Records in the United States (from small private gardens to National Parks)

April 16 Proposed tour of the grounds of Vanderbilt Mausoleum, Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp, Staten Island
April 16 Ferryboat trip to Staten Island – Sailors’ Snug Harbor, St. Paul’s Church, Alice Austin’s House – Justin Ferate and John Kris Kiewicz, guides
May 1 Walking tour of Fifth Avenue with a possible visit to the Metropolitan Club
July 16 Sycamore Riverdale Historic District – Robert and Celia Kornfeld, historians and guides
July 30 Stoneyard: Symposium and tour; Cathedral of St. John the Divine
October 27 Stanford White and Greenwich Village; Grace Church, Augustus Saint Gaudens’ statue of Peter Cooper – David Garrard Lowe, guide
October 29 Tour of Brooklyn – Greenwood Cemetery, Flatbush; lunch at Heights Casino; Park Slope; Prospect Heights – Justin Ferate, guide
November 12 Tour of Woolworth Building and Grand Central Terminal

May 19 The Brooklyn Bridge (Mother’s Day), Justin Ferate, guide
June 25 Grammercy Park – visit to Theodore Roosevelt’s home, and National Arts Club
August 27 Hastings-on-Hudson – visit to home and studio of Jasper Cropsey, and meeting with Hastings Historical Society

February 5 Brooklyn Museum – tours of Thomas Cole Landscape into History, Dr. Linda Gerber, 19 TH Century Decorative Arts and Period Rooms – Dr. Barry Harwood
June 17 Lyndhurst: Croquet and Ice Cream Party
October 13 Sea Cliff – a day at the Victorian seashore
November 18 Bus tour of the Hudson River Estates, Justin Ferate guide
December 11 Holiday Hopping – private collections of Santa Claus figures; NY Botanical Gardens; Glenview Mansion; Hudson River Museum; Lyndhurst


March 25 A Great Day in Philadelphia – Museum, Athe naeum and Lectures
April 22 Essex County, NJ – important Victorian landmarks
May 12 Brownstones – lunch at Montauk Point
May 27 Pennsylvania Houses Along the Delaware River, bus trip
Sept. 23-24 Kingston at the Muenchinger, King Hotel
October 28 Lyndhurst – Washington Irving Home & Lyndhurst

June 8-9 The Victorian Cape May Tour – seaside architecture
Oct. 12-13 A Gala Architectural Tour of Albany, NY – Troy & Olana
November A Walking Tour of Cast-Iron Architecture – Prof. James Marston Fitch

May 4 Chelsea Historic District – Victorian brownstone church
October 11 Hudson River Gothic in Autumn – co-hosts Stewart Manville and Jerry Cohodes
November 8 Congress in Philadelphia – major walking tour

September 13 A Cast-Iron Architecture Tour – Michael Brooks & Margot Gayle.
Oct. 24-25 Weekend in Baltimore – Baltimore Chapter hosts weekend – lectures, tours, dinners

September 11 American Gothic Town – Lyndhurst – Rural 19 th Century Westchester – luncheon included on the tour

Jan./Feb. Walks in Brooklyn Heights and notes written for a tour of City Center made from a visiting group from London
March 5 Tours of architecture of churches and buildings near Grammercy Park followed by a visit to Calvary Church
April 14-15 Delaware – tour of the city on April 14, symposium on April 15
April 22 Architecture tour of Roslyn, LI – Water Mill, Maryknoll
May 4 Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn NY
May 5-6-7 weekend in Indianapolis IN – visit to President Benjamin Harris home, James Whitcomb Riley’s home, and examples of surviving Victorian architecture
June 13 Architecture in Cast Iron – Malcolm Higgs at Lit Bros., Philadelphia PA
Sept. 23 Walking tour of Victorian Germantown, sponsored by Maxwell Mansion Committee
October 7 Architectural tour of Brookline MA. Hosted by New England Chapter
October 14 Tour of Victorian suburbs of Riverdale and Yonkers NY

February 4 Tour and organ concert at St. Paul’s Church, James Dibble of NYC Landmark Preservation Committee
February 24 Eastlake – Hudson River Museum, Mary Jean Madigan, curator
April 13 Georgia Tour, hosted by Victorian Society in America
May 5 Princeton NJ – tour of the university
December 8 Haverford and Bryn Mawr College Campuses – Victorian Society hosted tour

February 24 Eastlake – Influenced American furniture – Hudson River Museum
April 28 The Cast-Iron World of the Astors and the Bond Street area
May 12 A Walk on the West Side – Sarah Landau
May 19 Soho Tour at Broadway and Leonard Streets
June 9 Ladies’ Mile Tour – at Grace Church
June 15 Victorian Parlors at Vassar College
September 21 A Day in Historic Cape May – sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts
Oct.31-Nov.3 Upstairs and Downstairs in the Victorian House – 2 nd Annual workshop at the Athanaeum in Philadelphia
November 10 Walking Tour of the Tweed Courthouse

February 22 Albany NY – architecture of H.H. Richardson; exhibition at the Albany Institute of History; lunch and a tour of Albany’s capitol building
May 10 Bus trip to Hartford, CT – the university; Bushnell Park for a picnic; Colt memorial – annual meeting; Wadsworth Athenaeum for a preview exhibit of Harker furniture. Vincent J. Scully, Yale University speaker
May 18 Bus tour of Brownstone homes in Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Bedford Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill and Fort Greene
July 27 (first summer day trip) to Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt’s home in Oyster Bay, followed by a visit to Westbury Gardens

April 4 A day tour of Paterson NJ ( Great Falls Park, Alexander Hamilton Memorial, Allied Textile Mill
April 11, May 2, May 23, June 13 Friends of Cast-Iron Architecture – 4 walking toursA
May 2 The Victorian Society’s 1 st Land/Sea trip to Staten Island

April 15 Upstairs and Downstairs in the Victorian House – morning and afternoon speakers, reception honoring speakers
October 14 The Mercer Mile – Moravian Pottery, visit to 3 museums, University of Pennsylvania
Oct. 26-29 Furniture in Victorian America, Athenaeum of Philadelphia (history, production, sales)

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