We invite you to study architecture, art, landscape, and preservation at one of our internationally-acclaimed Summer Schools in Newport, Chicago, and London. You will enjoy lectures by leading scholars, private tours of historic sites, engaging social experiences, and opportunities to get behind the scenes at museums and galleries. Open to graduate students, academics, architects, and the general public.

The Summer Schools are academically rigorous and physically demanding. A typical day includes lectures and tours by leading scholars, considerable walking, periods of standing, and engaging social experiences. These intensive programs are action packed, with little free time. Tuition costs include expert instruction, shared accommodation, some meals, tours, and admissions. Competitive scholarships are available for London and Newport. Please email James Russiello, Summer Schools Administrator, at Admin@VSASummerSchools.org, with any additional questions. Applications are due by March 1. For more information, click here to download a copy of our 2016 Summer Schools brochure.



How to Apply

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In you prefer, you can also download a PDF version of the application form. All applications require a $50 application fee and one letter of recommendation. Early-decision applications are due by January 25. Notifications will be sent in mid-February. The final application deadline is March 1. Notifications will be sent in early-April. Please contact James Russiello, Summer Schools Administrator, with any questions that you may have. He can be reached by phone at 215-636-9872 or by email at Admin@VSASummerSchools.org

 

Scholarships

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Thanks to generous support from the Victorian Society Summer Schools Alumni Association, The Victorian Society Scholarship Fund, VSA chapters, and other organizations and individuals, a limited number of scholarships are available to qualified Newport and London applicants. Awards are based on merit and financial need. Please use the online form above. You can also download a PDF version of the scholarship application form.

How to Pay

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You can pay your application fee, deposit, or tuition by following the link above. This will redirect you to the Victorian Society in America's national website.

 

About the Victorian Society in America

The Victorian Society In America is the only national non-profit organization committed to historic preservation, protection, understanding, education, and enjoyment of our nineteenth century heritage.

The VSA was founded in 1966 as a sister organization to the Victorian Society in the United Kingdom, by such legends of historic preservation as Brendan Gill, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, and Margot Gayle. So outraged were they by the 1964 destruction of New York's magnificent Pennsylvania Station (McKim, Mead, & White, 1910) that they formed the Society to ensure that other important structures did not fall to the wrecker's ball.

Since then, the VSA has fulfilled its mission through publications, symposia, architectural tours, and its famous Summer Schools, and has made tremendous contributions to the preservation of many historic buildings. Indeed, Old House Journal included the founding of the Victorian Society as one of the 25 most significant milestones in American preservation.

There are 15 registered Chapters of the Society around the country hosting a wide range of local events and lectures. There is also an active Summer Schools Alumni Association that sponsors exceptional architectural tours all over the world. To learn more about the Victorian Society in America, visit our main website.