Save the Date!
Symposium and Study Tour - Richmond, VA
March 24-26, 2017
Friday, March 24th: Guided tour led by Richard Guy Wilson to include Shockoe Bottom, Jefferson's Capitol, Old City Hall, Monumental Church, The Egyptian Building (Medical College of VA), Wickham Valentine House, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Museum of The Confederacy, and a guided bus tour of Monument Avenue, ending at Branch House for a tour and reception.
Saturday, March 25th: All day Symposium at Maymont: Aesthetic Revolutions & Victorian Taste, followed by a wine and cheese reception.
Sunday, March 26th: Brunch at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts followed by self-guided tours
Full details will be mailed to all current VSA members and posted on the website when available.
The 2017 Victorian Society in America's Summer Schools
Newport: June 2-11, 2017
Chicago: June 15-20, 2017
London: July 1-15, 2017
Detailed information about the schools and the application process will be posted to the Summer Schools website: www.vsasummerschools.org as soon as it becomes available.
The 2016 Victorian Society in America Preservation and Book Awards
The 2016 Victorian Society in America Preservation and Book Awards were presented on April 30th during the closing banquet of the Spring Tour and Annual Meeting at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
The Preservation Awards are listed at the link in the left menu. The book awards are:
The 2016 Henry-Russell Hitchcock Award was presented to Henry Howard: Louisiana's Architect by Robert S. Brantley with Victor McGee for excellence in books about architects and architecture.
The 2016 W. E. Fischelis Award was presented to Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends by Richard Ormond, Elaine Kilmurray, Trevor Fairbrother, Marc Simpson, Erica Hirshler, Barbara Weinberg, Barbara Gallati for excellence in books about art and artists.
The 2016 Ruth Emery Award was presented to The Dakota: A History of the World's Best-Known Apartment Building by Andrew Alpern for excellence in books about local history.