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Membership

BENEFITS

Your Alumni Association membership includes the following benefits:

Your subscription to the annual newsletter

Oportunities to publish your essay in the newsletter

Receive email invitations for special events all over the country

Attend the Annual Meeting & Dinner often held in a private home in connection with the VSA's Annual Meeting

Opportunity to participate in the Alumni Association's exceptional Study Tours to places around the world where you have unique access to exceptional historic buildings.

The next Study Tour will be to Vienna in October 2016 and promises to be another amazing trip.

We encourage you to join or renew your membership to help provide much-needed scholarships to deserving and exceptional students so that they will benefit from the Schools just as you did.

Contact: Membership Secretary: Bob Chapman (973-746-0965)

Form

Click below to download the application form:

Membership Form

Giving

Join the Alumni Association of the Victorian Society in America Summer Schools and support the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

—Newport ($2500 full scholarship)

—Chicago ($1850 full scholarship)

—London ($4500 full scholarship)

—English Midlands ($2100 full scholarship)

—The Sibyl McCormac Groff Scholarship

—The Gwen Koch Memorial Scholarship 

Full or partial scholarship donations are welcome.

To learn more, please contact:

Nancy McAleer Golden - President
2207 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara CA 93103-1707
805-563-2315
Goldendirect@aol.com

Lost Alumni

We are eager to keep in touch with all our Alumni but unfortunately we’ve lost touch with some.

Lost Alumni List

Please contact Membership Secretary Bob Chapman (973-746-0965) if you know the the whereabouts of former graduates and do let us know if you move or change your e-mail address.

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Newsletter

The Alumni Association’s annual newsletter is published in November and is sent to active members as a benefit of Alumni membership.

An email version of the newsletter will be sent to all active and lapsed alumni.

Students attending the Summer Schools are encouraged to submit articles and news for publication to editor Nancy Golden.

Newsletter Archive

 

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Our Signature Summer Schools

Now in their fourth decade, the Victorian Society in America's Summer Schools are located in Newport, Rhode Island; London, England; and Chicago, Illinois.

These schools provide in-depth study of the multi-faceted architecture and culture of the nineteenth century. The courses include site visits, guided tours, and lectures by leading experts.

Visit the Summer Schools web site:
vsasummerschools.org

For more information, contact:

James Russiello | russiello@victoriansociety.org
Administrator Victorian Society in America Summer Schools

Related:

ALUMNI BLOG: Angela Voulanges' experiences at the Newport Summer School

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STUDY TOURs

Since the first Study Tour to Glasgow, Scotland in 1991, the Alumni Association has been running Study Tours biannually to cities with rich architectural histories all over the world.

John Martine, board member, past president and practicing architect, runs the tours with the help of local architects and architectural historians. Alumni are often so grateful for their experiences that they eagerly volunteer to show off their cities and provide access to public and private buildings not generally available to tourists - as well as to some of the best restaurants.

History of Events/Tours

2014 (September 15-20): North of England/London School 40th Anniversary

2013 (November 8-16): Havana/Trinidad/Cuba

2012 (December 6-9): Pittsburgh, PA (weekend)

2011 (June 10-20): Rome/Como/Milan, Italy

2009 (October 31-November 8): Buenos Aires, Argentina

2007 (October 24-31): Barcelona, Spain

2005 (September 13-22): Slovenia & Trieste, Italy

2004 (July 25-29): London, England

2003 (October 2-12): Warsaw/Krakow, Poland

2002 (September 22-28): The Netherlands

2002 (December 7-8): New York, NY (Holiday Weekend)

2001 (August 16-20): Montreal, Canada (Long Weekend)

2000 (October 16-23): Prague/Brno, Czech Republic

1999 (June 17-21): Pittsburgh, PA [long weekend]

1998 (September 22-29): Budapest, Hungary

1997 (September 18-25): Ireland

1996 (July 7-13): Decorative Arts/London, England

1994 (September 8-19): Northumberland, England

1992 (August 22-29): Glasgow, Scotland

1991 (June 23-30): Glasgow, Scotland

RECEPTIONS AND FUNDRAISERS

The Alumni Association holds events, meetings, receptions and fund-raisers year-round, and also co-sponsors events with other organizations to recruit future Summer School participants.

For these events we provide financial assistance, contact information of alumni in the area, and assistance with invitations and brochures &c.

Co-hosting organizations who are interested will be asked to secure the venue, provide refreshments, nametags, etc., and should invite its members and contacts at local graduate degree programs in historic preservation or those involved with historic house museums and preservation. For further Information:

Nancy McAleer Golden - President
2207 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara CA 93103-1707
805-563-2315

ABOUT US

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THE VSA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

The Alumni Association of The Victorian Society in America Summer Schools is a Chapter of the Victorian Society in America (VSA) for graduates of The Victorian Society Summer Schools in Newport, Rhode Island; London, England; and Chicago, Illinois

The Alumni Association was founded in 1975 following the first Summer School held in London.

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THE BOARD

The Alumni Association of the Victorian Society in America Summer Schools is run by dedicated volunteer officers and directors, who are elected to serve for three-year terms.  The Annual Meeting and Dinner are held every Spring in connection with the Victorian Society in America's Annual Meeting, often in a private home. 

The 2016 Annual Meeting & Dinner will be held on Friday, April 29th in Pasadena, CA.

President: Nancy M. Golden, Santa Barbara CA

Vice President: Tom McGehee, Mobile AL

Treasurer: David Lamdin, Arlington, VA

Corresponding Secretary: Jeanne Solensky, Wilmington, DE  

Membership Secretary: Bob Chapman, Montclair, NJ

Directors: Jennifer Adams, Alexandria, VA, John A. Martine, Pittsburgh PA, Gerald Peters, Silver Spring, MD

If you are interested in serving on the VSA Alumni Association board or getting involved with a committee, please contact Nancy Golden at goldendirect@aol.com or at 805-653-2315.

Gwen Koch Obituary and Tributes

 

MISSION OF THE
VSA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
 

 

Support and encourage the national organization of the VSA.

Promote the programs of The Victorian Society Summer Schools.

Provide opportunities for professional, educational and social interaction of the Summer Schools alumni through study tours, seminars and other activities.

To provide consistent scholarship funds for The Victorian Society Summer Schools.

To encourage participation in, and a high level of scholarship through attendance at, The Victorian Society Summer Schools.

 

THE NATIONAL VSA

 

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