The Preservation Society of Newport County will present a series of lectures on “Great Ideas of the Gilded Age”.

The Fall Lecture Series is sponsored by ALEX AND ANI. Advance registration is required for all lectures, online at www.NewportMansions.org/Learn/Lectures or by calling 401-847-1851.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport

Gilded Suffragists-How Alva Belmont Refashioned the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Dr. Johanna Neuman, Scholar-in-Residence, American University

Hear about the role played by some of the most wealthy and influential women of the Gilded Age – including leaders of New York and Newport society – in winning the right to vote for women. A book signing follows the lecture.
Admission $10 for Preservation Society of Newport County members, $15 for general public.  Information and registration: www.NewportMansions.org/Learn/Lectures or call (401) 847-1851.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport

Lost Providence

David Brussat, journalist and author

The former architectural columnist for the Providence Journal discusses the dynamic history of architectural change in the historic city of Providence.  A book signing follows the lecture.

Admission $10 for Preservation Society of Newport County members, $15 for general public.  Information and registration:  www.NewportMansions.org/Learn/Lectures or call (401) 847-1851.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
6:00 p.m.

Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
Luxurious Consumption – The Rituals & Artistry of Afternoon Tea

Ellen Easton, tea & etiquette authority and author

Learn the protocols and folklore of afternoon tea.  Topics include how tea funded the women’s right to vote movement, pinkies up or down, how to eat a scone and menu planning.  A book signing will follow the lecture.

Admission $10 for Preservation Society of Newport County members, $15 for general public. Information and registration: www.NewportMansions.org/Learn/Lectures  or call (401) 847-1851.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport
Picturing Edith Wharton’s Work

Dr. Melanie Dawson, Associate Professor of English, The College of William and Mary

Explore the published work of Edith Wharton, and learn how magazine illustrators affected and even revised the author’s writings in the early 20th century.

Admission is $10 for Preservation Society members, $15 for general public.

Information and registration: www.NewportMansions.org/Learn/Lectures or call (401) 847-1851.

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