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New Meetup: Victorian Boston (lecture w/ field trip) @ Boston By Foot Spring Lecture Series

From: T.J. M.
Sent on: Friday, March 6, 2009 1:44 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: Victorian Boston (lecture w/ field trip) @ Boston By Foot Spring Lecture Series

When: April 25,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Boston by Foot's Spring Lecture & Field Trip Series -- built for Boston By Foot's Guides-in-Training -- has been opened up to the general public. Individual sessions (10:00 am - 3:00 pm) include a lecture, a break for lunch, followed by a tour of the Boston area that was discussed. Auditors and Guides-in-Training attend a bring-your-own brown-bag lunch discussion group to go over the material covered in the lectures. Guides-in-Training must complete four papers, and auditors may also participate if they wish. Go to one, or go to 'em all!

Price: $35.00 / lecture & tour, Auditors (all 5): $150.00, Guides-in-Training ( 5 lectures + Final Footwork): $95.00. "Refunds will be granted until April 9, less the $15 registration fee included in the tuition".

Topic for 4/18/2009: Victorian Boston [masked]):

"With great influence from Paris, the Back Bay land-making project enables the wealthy moving up from the South End to build large mansions as well as providing great structures for art, learning and worship. The Victorian period ushers in a variety of architectural styles featuring the works of H.H. Richardson, C.F. McKim, and Cummings & Sears". Lecturer: Edward W. Gordon, President, New England Chapter of the Victorian Society in America. Field Trip: Copley Square and Back Bay

Boston by Foot's Spring Lecture & Field Trip Series:

Saturday: (10:00 am - 3:00 pm)
* 4/11/2009: Colonial Boston
* 4/18/2009: Federal Boston
* 4/25/2009: Victorian Boston
* 5/02/2009: Contemporary Boston
* 5/09/2009: Subterranean Boston
* 5/16/2009: Final Exam (For Guides-in-Training)

Lecture Calendar:

Guides-in-Training must pass a final exam, conduct a practice tour, and lead "a minimum of six 90 minute tours each season".

Please RSVP MAYBE if you have not submitted money to Boston By Foot.
Please RSVP YES if you have submitted money Boston By Foot.

... This event will turn into an RSVP: YES/ NO event on Friday, April 3rd, 2009.

Feel free to sign up with Boston By Foot for one lecture, or sign up for them all!

How to register: a) Print out a brochure and mail it in or Fax it to (617)[masked] b) Email Veronika McDonald King, Program Coordinator, at [address removed] with which lectures you wish to attend and payment information. c) Call Boston By Foot at[masked]-2345.

Where to Meet:
T.J. Maher will show up by 9:30 am at the Boston Architectural College, find the lecture hall, and reserve a section for us by placing red Nerd Fun MEETUP table tent signs on the chairs for all the people who RSVPed YES. He is 5 foot 7, with short brown hair, blue eyes, and will prolly stake out a place near the front.

Directions by MBTA: "Take the Green Line B, C, or D lines to Hynes Convention Center. Exit the station through the Newbury Street exit, and turn right. The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is at the end of the block on the right, at 320 Newbury St".

Parking -- from BAC site:

"Parking is available at the Danker and Donohue Garage on Newbury Street just beyond the BAC on the right. Parking is also available at the Pilgrim Parking Garage on Dalton Street".

About the Victorian Society in America:

"The Victorian Society in America was founded in 1966. Six years later, the New England Chapter was organized, and has had its headquarters at the Gibson House Museum The founding of the New England Chapter helped to rally a constituency for the nascent local historic preservation movement in Boston and New England The Society also serves as an advocate for the preservation of Boston?s and New England?s nineteenth-century built environment. Society members testify at public hearings on behalf of endangered Victorian cultural resources and promote preservation awareness through the VSA/NE?s popular annual Preservation Awards Program, which honors those who have saved historic properties from destruction and/or returned historical buildings, objects, and landscapes to their original glory".

Edward W. Gordon is the Site Administrator of The Old Schwamb Mill in Arlington, and appears to sponsor walking tours of Somerville

Gibson House Museum:

Disclaimer: Nerd Fun isn't affiliated with Boston By Foot...we did inspire their Boston By Foot Meetup Group, though. We just love their walking tours, and we are actively being recruited as guides.

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