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, 137 Beacon Street,
in Boston’s Back Bay, since 1974.
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 VSA/NE welcomes the opportunity
to cosponsor educational programs with other cultural nonprofit organizations,
and has collaborated on special tours and talks with many Boston-area institutions.
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.
THE Victorian Society in America / New England Chapter invites to membership
all who share an enthusiastic interest in 19th century architecture, decorative
arts, and social history.
Based in Boston, in Back Bay’s
historic Gibson House Museum, the Society offers popular and educational programs
to foster increased appreciation of our Victorian past, and through its annual
awards acts as a lively advocate for the preservation of New England’s significant
19th century resources.
ELISE M. CIREGNA
MARGARET HARRIMAN CLARKE,
Co-Secretary & Chairman of Preservation Awards
RUPERT A. M. DAVIS,
EDWARD W. GORDON,
MARY ETHEL GRADY
MARILEE BOYD MEYER
WILLIAM H. PEAR, II
ANTHONY M. SAMMARCO,
BELOW is an alphabetical list of the members of our Board of Directors:
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