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Sian Evans with Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and Women Who Traveled

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Sian Evans with Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and Women Who Traveled

August 5 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Cost: free

At the peak of summer, join us for an afternoon journey back to the early twentieth century and the Golden Age of Ocean Liners. Inspired by family research – her great-great uncle was a Cunard Chief Officer – Siân Evans documents the journeys of women whose lives were changed by their voyages between the Old World and the New. Some set off for leisure, others, for work; many, to reinvent themselves. They were celebrities, migrants and millionaires, refugees, aristocrats and crew members. Entertaining and informative, Maiden Voyages profiles A-list passengers Marlene Dietrich, Wallis Simpson, and Josephine Baker alongside émigrées in steerage; and, in between, the experiences of the female workers including “The Unsinkable Stewardess” who survived the Titanic disaster. With Evans and award-winning broadcast journalist Robin Young, we’ll explore how transatlantic travel changed society on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Details

Date:
August 5
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
free
Website:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SupQ96S_QcSb0OfrdC4wUQ

Organizer

American Ancestors / NEHGS
Phone:
617-226-1226
Email:
education@nehgs.org
Website:
https://www.americanancestors.org/education/events-and-programs

Venue

online
No Address
Boston, 02116
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Phone:
617-226-1226
Website:
AmericanAncestors.org

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