Calgary Chapter Lecture:
In the Footsteps of Amelia Edwards – a Modern Day Tour of the Monuments of Egypt
7:30 – 9:00 pm, 04-Nov-2016
Cost: Meetings are Free to members, Guests $5 – Students with ID $2
Location: at EDC-287 (Education Classroom Block), University of Calgary.
Description: “Best known for her (memoir) A Thousand Miles up the Nile (1877), Amelia Edwards’ travels in Egypt had made her aware of the increasing threats directed towards the ancient monuments by tourism and modern development. Determined to stem these threats by the force of public awareness and scientific endeavor, Edwards became a tireless public advocate for the research and preservation of the ancient monuments. Join us for an evening that is sure to be illuminating on this remarkable woman’s life.”
About the speaker: Dan Bruce has worked as a cowboy in the US and Canada, and is a bronc rider, cattle history expert, past manager of tourism at the Nicola and Eight Mile ranches, artefact restoration expert, past curator of the Kelowna Museum, and current curator of the historical site of Fintry.