Culture Connect Featured Event
A series highlighting the people and places that influenced Norwich’s rich history continues with its second lecture, “Around the World with William and Ellen Slater,” at 3 pm on Saturday, December 5, 2009 in the Slater Memorial Building on the Norwich Free Academy campus. Admission to the lecture is $15 ($12 for Slater Museum Members), and refreshments will be served. Proceeds from the lecture series, sponsored by the Norwich Free Academy Foundation, Inc., will be donated to support the Slater Museum Universal Access Project.
Museum Director Vivian Zoë offers an exclusive tour of the Slater Museum’s newest permanent exhibit, which utilizes artifacts, photographs and fine art to represent the phenomenon of 19th-century luxury travel aboard an elegant yacht. Ms. Zoë recounts the Slaters’ 1894-95 worldwide voyage aboard their yacht, Eleanor, which made stops in the Azores, France, Egypt, India, China, Japan and Alaska.