Lectures and Other Events

Lectures at General Society Library in Midtown

The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen
20 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
212.840.1840
www.generalsociety.org

The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York was founded in 1785 by the skilled craftsmen of the City. Today, this 231-year old organization continues to serve and improve the quality of life of the people of the City of New York through its educational, philanthropic and cultural programs including its tuition-free Mechanics Institute, The General Society Library and its nearly two-century old Lecture Series.

ARTISAN LECTURE SERIES
Advance registration is recommended for all events.
Admission is specially discounted for New York Landmarks Conservancy members at $10.
For more information contact the General Society at 212 840 1840 or visit the General Society website.

On behalf of the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York, The New York Landmarks Conservancy invites you to:

6/26/18 – Dawn Ladd, Founder and President, Aurora Lampworks
The Integration of LED Technology into Historic Fixtures

Lighting fixtures not only tell stories about history but also about science and advances in technology. Many fixtures have been around long enough to undergo several technology upgrades – illustrated by the recently restored General Society picture lights.

Dawn Ladd, Founder and President, Aurora Lampworks will talk about the integration of LED technology into historic fixtures, the challenges, and the benefits and show examples of the powerful diodes at work. Ms. Ladd will discuss this topic in the context of several projects including: the restoration of the Veteran’s Room lighting fixtures at the Park Avenue Armory; the restoration of exterior fixtures at City Hall Park; and, of course, the restoration of the General Society’s Picture Lights.

Projects undertaken by the artisans of Aurora Lampworks include the restoration and replication of light fixtures in some of New York City’s most cherished and celebrated landmark buildings including the restoration of 22 historic chandeliers at the New York Public Library’s main branch at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue; various rooms at the Park Avenue Armory; replication of historic fixtures at the Apple store at 940 Madison Avenue; and the replication of historic fixtures at Carnegie Hall.

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