The lecture on walking tours and their effect on the historic preservation movement by noted architectural historian Francis Morrone, originally scheduled for April at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton), has been rescheduled for tomorrow evening, Wednesday, June 16, beginning at 7:00. From the BHS:
Join us at BHS and hear historian and journalist Francis Morrone discuss the history of the “walking tour.” Learn how the first walking tours in the 1950s sponsored by The Municipal Art Society, the Museum of the City of New York and the Brooklyn Heights Association made the public aware of the city’s historic architecture, and how walking tours helped pave the way for the Landmarks Law of 1965. Mr. Morrone will discuss the European background of the New York walking tour, the pioneering uses of walking tours by architectural historians such as Henry Hope Reed, Clay Lancaster and Margot Gayle and Morrone’s own experiences as a leader of some 1,500 walking tours.
Admission is $15, or $10 for BHS or Municipal Art Society members. Purchase tickets here or call 212-935-2075.