5
Aug

Siân Evans: "Maiden Voyages"

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Time & Date

Thursday, August 5, 2021, 3:00 pm

Event Location

American Ancestors New England Historic Genealogical Society Virtual Event Open in Google Maps

Ticket Price

Free

The American Inspiration author series by American Ancestors New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) welcomes author Siân Evans for an illustrated presentation about her book, “Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners And The Women Who Traveled And Worked Aboard Them," followed by a conversation with Here & Now co-host Robin Young.

About "Maiden Voyages"

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.

Event hosted by American Ancestors New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS).