The Historic Campus of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie NY

With James Russiello

[Virtual Tour] In search of his legacy, the nation’s most successful brewer, immigrant Matthew Vassar established Vassar Female College in 1861 as a private liberal arts institution to be the Harvard or Yale for women in Poughkeepsie, NY. One of the historic Seven Sisters, the college became coeducational in 1969. Head back to school with historian James Russiello for a virtual tour of what has been consistently ranked among America’s most beautiful college campuses and surrounding associated sites, in a new series of virtual tours of educational campuses within the New York metro region. The brief overview of the buildings and architectural influences of college founder Matthew Vassar, astronomer Maria Mitchell, and the campus designers James Renwick Jr., Frederick Law Olmsted, Allen & Collens, York & Sawyer, Hunt & Hunt, Marcel Breuer, Eero Saarinen, César Pelli, and many others.

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Thursday, September 8
6:00 PM

Virtual Tour

Member: $15
Non-member: $25

A lithography of Vassar College in 1862 by Ferdinand Mayer. Photo: James Russiello.