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Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden Hosts THE ESSENTIAL JANE AUSTEN 5/12

The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden invites New Yorkers to bring along their sense and sensibility, as well as their pride and prejudice for an evening of Jane Austen appreciation on Tuesday, May 12th at 6:00 PM.   Taking place in the Museum's beautiful garden, the Essential Jane Austen will be hosted by internationally-acclaimed Austen lecturer Elsa Solender, who will speak about  the writer's life, her works and her popularity with both 19th-century and modern audiences.  Ms. Solender is an independent scholar, professor and a past President of the Jane Austen Society of North America.  Following the lecture, there will be a question and answer session and a reception with light refreshments.

Admission is $20 for non-members and free for Museum members.  Reservations are recommended and can be made at 212.838.6878.  The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden is located at 421 East 61st Street between York and First Avenues.  Nearest subway: N, W, R, 4, 5, 6 at the 59th Street/Lexington station.

The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden is dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition and research of art and artifacts pertaining to the Mount Vernon Hotel.  New York City's only surviving day hotel, this landmarked building, which was constructed in 1799, brings the bygone era of old New York alive by promoting the dissemination of historical knowledge through docent-guided tours of its historic rooms, education programs, exhibitions, publications, lectures and symposia.  For more information, call 212.838.6878 or visit www.mvhm.org.



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