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The Adventures of a Desert Queen: A Lecture by Gertrude Bell

Event Type: Adult Programs
Age Group(s): All ages
Date: 5/19/2018
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM
Description:
 Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) was a lone English woman in the male Muslim world of the Middle East; a famous author who wrote about the Arabs, an acknowledged archeologist, a courageous traveler who dined with china and crystal, dressed in extravagant clothes, rode on a camel and horse and penetrated dangerous regions of the Arabian desert.

Location: Montgomery Meeting Room
Registration Ends: 5/19/2018 at 12:30 PM
Other Information:
 Ms. Bell was the most powerful woman in the British Empire in the years after WW1. She was named to the high post of Oriental Secretary and achieved nothing less than a miracle by creating the modern state of Iraq. Gertrude was the winner of the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society; the honorary director of antiquities at the Baghdad Museum; and the recipient of a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Contact: Adult Services
Presenter: Betsey Means
Status: Closed


We're sorry. The registration deadline was 5/19/2018 at 12:30 PM.