Symposia / Study Tours
In the Fall each year the VSA holds or co-sponsors a Symposium or Study Tour to a different location of Victorian interest.
For Symposia, members assemble for lectures, presentation and other activities; while Study Tours take the form of motoring and walking tours of museums, historic buildings, etc., together with banquets and receptions.
Did you know?
In 1975 the Society conducted its tenth annual study tour to the U.K. There have been many tours to Europe since then, including Vienna and Salzburg in 1985.
In 1981 the VSA conducted a Chocolate Lover's Tour of Switzerland, the premise being that the Victorians were the first in the world to delight in eating chocolate candy. The tour proudly announced its departure on Swissair from New York by jumbo jet.
The Study Tour to Rhinebeck, NY, was sold-out TWICE: first in 2005 and again in 2006 when a reprise was held owing to popular demand.
PREVIOUS STUDY TOURS
2002 Akron, OH
2001 Lake Champlain, NY & Vermont
2000 Pasadena & Los Angeles, CA
1999 Boston, MA
1999 Boston, MA
1999 Morristown, NJ1995 Cincinnati, OH Lexington & Pleasant Hill, KY: Study Tour & Symposium
1966 Tarrytown, NY: First Fall event
2014 Chicago, IL: co-sponsored with Glessner House
2012 Chicago, IL: co-sponsored with Glessner House
2004 Winterthur, DE co-sponsored with Winterthur
2001 Chicago, IL: co-sponsored with The Crab Tree Foundation
2000 Wilmington, DE: co-sponsored with The Delaware At Museum
1999 Washington, DC: co-sponsored with Tudor Place Foundation and the DAR Museum
1998 Long Island, NY: co-sponsored with The Museums at Stony Brook
1998 Oxford, OH: co-sponsored with Miami University & De Montford University
1997 Washington, DC: co-sponsored with The National Portrait Gallery
1996 Philadelphia, PA: co-sponsored with The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
1996 Hartford, CT: at The Wadsworth Athenaeum1995 Washington, DC: and cemetery tours in Washington & Baltimore
1995 Norwalk, CT: co-sponsored with The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
1995 Ho-Ho Kus, NJ at The Hermitage: co-sponsored with Victorian Homes magazine
1995 Philadelphia, PA at The Mask & Wig Club
1993 New York, NY at NY Historical Society
1993 Winterthur, DE: co-sponsored with Winterthur1989 New York, NY at Pierpont Morgan Library: Alumni Association symposium
1988 Chicago. IL: 1987 New York, NY at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
1986 Corning, NY at Corning Museum of Glass
1985 The Art Nouveau Movement
1981-4 Philadelphia, PA1980 Wilmington, DE at the Grand Opera House
1979 Philadelphia, PA1978 Philadelphia, PA at the College of Physicians
1976-7 Philadelphia, PA
1975 Philadelphia, PA : Academy of Music workshop
1974 Philadelphia, PA: Athenaeum workshop
1973 Philadelphia,PA at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges
1972 Riverdale and Yonkers, NY1971 Boston , MA University Seminar
1970 Baltimore, MD
1969 Hartford, CT
1968 Tarrytown, NY
1967 Newport, RI