For Immediate Release

Contact:Deborah Gilleran
732.987.2266
gillerand@georgian.edu

Spring into the History of Georgian Court’s Lakewood Campus

Tours Offer Both Beauty and Insight into Georgian Court History

Lakewood, N.J., Apr. 11, 2007—Save one Tuesday this spring for touring one of New Jersey’s historical landmarks. Georgian Court University opens its gates to the community on select Tuesday mornings. Come experience one-of-a-kind architecture, lush gardens, and inspiring statuary in person. Guided tours include the Gould Mansion, Casino, McAuley Heritage Chapel, and campus grounds.

Georgian Court University’s 155-acre Lakewood campus is a National Historic Landmark. Among the historic buildings being toured are the Mansion, the winter home of millionaire George Jay Gould and his family. Dating from the late 1800s, the Mansion and many of the other estate buildings and gardens were designed by Bruce Price, the famous New York architect. The campus is also an arboretum, filled with many exotic tree species as well as some of the largest pine, oak, and fir trees in Ocean County.

Tuesday tours are available on May 8, 15, 22, 29; as well as on June 5 and 12. All tours begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Mansion. Tickets are $10 per person, which includes light refreshments after the tour. The tour takes about 1.5 hours and includes approximately 45 minutes of outdoor walking on partially uphill paths. The walking tour is not wheelchair accessible. In the event of inclement weather, the outdoor walking tour will be abbreviated, and a video program will be substituted.

For further information and reservations, please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge and at Coastal Communiversity in Wall and Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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