Once a month we host speakers from far and near to discuss their travels FAR away!
Safari Travelogue, Thursday May 28th
India: Talk will be presented by Lloyd and Jacque Zimmer
There’s an old Irish proverb that “He who comes with a story to you brings two away from you” and our next Safari Travelogue Speakers hope to make this adage a reality on Thursday, May 28th. Jacque and Lloyd Zimmer will be presenting a discussion on their visit to Ireland when they served as official representatives from the Safari Museum during an Irish national event called “The Gatherings.”
The program will open with a brief discussion of the official purpose of the trip which involved the life and times of Lizzie Le Blond, a pioneering 1880s sports photographer whose main collection is now housed in the museum. A Kansas Humanities Heritage Grant enabled the museum to preserve this amazing collection and the travelogue audience will have time before and after the program to tour the new special exhibition, Queen of the Mountain, about Lizzie in the museum’s Selsor Gallery.
Through photos, Lloyd, an antiquarian book and rare map dealer, will share the couple’s experiences crossing the Emerald Island with promises of a few laughs and amazing stories of making new lifelong friends during the trip. According to Lloyd, “From the grand libraries of Dublin to the ‘Cliffs of Insanity,’ you can enjoy Ireland from the comfort of your chair without venturing onto the fast and furious ‘highways’ of Ireland.”
The couple encourages others who have been to Ireland to come to the program and share their tales during the question and answer section. “The whole point of the Safari Travelogue Series is to engage individuals and provide a venue […]