In this illustrated talk, you’ll discover the historic places and country houses Austen visited in Bath; theaters she enjoyed in London; the Georgian hotel that still exists in Southhampton where she celebrated a birthday; and more. Ms. Brocklesby teaches at NYU and Parsons and lectures widely. A reception will take place after the presentation.
WHEN: Thursday, January 22, 7:30 p.m.
WHY: Because you just can’t get enough of Downton Abbey
The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, with its elegant 19th century Greek Revival restored interiors, is the perfect setting to transport Anglophiles and Austen fans alike, to the places that inspired many of the author’s most famous literary works.
WHERE: Thursday’s lecture will take place in the museum’s high-style Greek Revival double parlors. Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum is located at 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY.
ABOUT THE BARTOW-PELL MANSION MUSEUM
A New York City Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (BPMM) is owned by the City of New York Department of Parks & Recreation and is a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City. It is operated by the private, non-profit Bartow-Pell Conservancy. The Bartow-Pell Conservancy, originally known as the International Garden Club, was formed in 1914 by a group passionate about horticulture. That year, New York City gave them permission to use the Bartow family mansion on Pelham Bay in the Bronx, as their headquarters in exchange for restoring it, creating public gardens and programs, and preserving it for generations to come. The International Garden Club officially changed its name to the Bartow-Pell Conservancy in 2008 as well its membership model to that of a typical cultural organization. BPMM is located at 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, New York. The mansion and carriage house are open to the public for guided tours on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The gardens and grounds are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to dusk. For more information about Bartow-Pell, visitwww.bpmm.org.