THE GENERAL SOCIETY

SPRING 2019 LECTURES 

The Labor, Literature and Landmarks Series and Artisan Lecture series continues a tradition of public lectures that started at the Society in 1837.

Future Lectures in 2019

On February, Feb 1st,  Irene O’Garden will describe her riveting new memoir, Risking The Rapids: How My Wilderness Adventure Healed My Childhood. Advance registration is necessary,  please click here to register.

On March 12, Artisan Jeff Wasson, an artist who specializes in making historical reproductions of medieval armor, will discuss his trade.  

On March 26th, acclaimed Korean Chef,  Sohui Kim will describe her profession and talk about her restaurant and her latest book, The Good Fork.

On April 2nd, Julie Dobrow, will speak about the fascinating lives of Mabel Loomis Todd, Emily Dickinson’s first editor, and her daughter Millicent Todd Bingham in Born Too Soon, Born Too Late, presented in partnership with the Victorian Society.

On April 9th, atelier Berthold Hoffmann, will discuss the design and manufacturing of cast iron cookware and sterling silver fine tableware. 

On May 7th, artisan Bruno Paulin Lopez, master upholsterer will provide an overview of his craft.

All lectures begin at 6.30 p.m.  Additional lectures will be added.

2019 Landmark Lectures

The Landmarks lectures focus on the origin, development, and restoration of New York City’s built environment, and celebrate the art and architecture of the City. Lisa Easton, a partner in the New York City based architecture and historic preservation firm, Easton Architects, curates the series. 

The following four speakers will be taking part in the 2019 Landmark Lecture Series: on March 19thJanet W. Fosterarchitectural historian and historic preservation consultant; on April 16th, Michael Devonshire, Director of Conservation, Jan Hird Pokorny Associates;  on May 21stJean-Francois Furieri, founder of Iconoplast, specializing in ornamental plaster conservation; and on June 18th, Christopher P. Pinto, Associate Principal,  Thornton Tomasetti, specializing in restoration of historic structures. 

Please click here for past information on the Artisan Lectures, and the Labor, Literature and Landmark lectures. 

The Labor, Literature and Landmarks Series and Artisan Lecture series program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.