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Monthly Program

Victorian Society in America

Northern New Jersey Chapter

VSA-NNJ meets monthly from September to June for lectures and events

related to 19th Century history, usually on the third Monday of the month. 

Our next program will be:

Dancing on the Edge of the Gilded Age:

Ulysses and Julia Grant

Presented by Ulysses Grant Dietz

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Monday, December 18, 2023 at 6:30 PM  

Montclair Women's Club,

82 Union Street, Montclair NJ


We're pleased to announce that we have rescheduled Ulysses Grant Dietz for our December meeting!  There will not be an additional charge for members for this December event, since we have not planned a full buffet supper.  We'll start this meeting a little earlier than usual, and will serve additional holiday treats. 

This venue is handicap accessible.  Parking is available behind the building and on the street.

Light refreshments, coffee and tea will be served. 

The program is free for members, and $10 for guests.


Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia Boggs Dent, embody the American story of the 19th century. Their lives parallel the development of the USA from an agrarian nation into an international industrial powerhouse. Their personal story is also one of the great love stories of the entire Gilded Age.  They begin on the frontier - son of a small-town entrepreneur and politician; daughter of a small-town planter from the old South - and move their way through the Civil War into the national limelight. Their last decade together takes them from the White House, around the world, and back to the heart of Gilded Age America: a mansion off of Fifth Avenue, and a summer house at the Jersey Shore. 


Ulysses Dietz is a long-familiar face and member of the VSA NNJ. He is also the youngest great-great-grandchild of Ulysses & Julia Grant, and a vice-president of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library at Mississippi State University. 


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