Susan De Vries learned how to whistle at age four during a visit to the Abraham Lincoln Home National Site and has had a love for history and historic sites ever since.  She is a researcher, lecturer and photographer with a specialty in New York City’s rich architectural history and a focus on the early 19th century city.

Susan has worked in the fields of historic preservation, museums and history for organizations such as the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Greenwich Village Society of Historic Preservation. She has presented lectures on a diverse range of topics, including researching historic buildings online, 19th century yellow fever epidemics and interpretation at historic house museums.

Her research and photography is currently featured online at Brownstoner, a blog focused on Brooklyn’s architecture. She also serves on the board of the New York Preservation Archive Project and is a member of the Community Advisory Board of the Wyckoff Farmhouse in Brooklyn.

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