Maine Media Workshops welcomes the community to a special event at Union Hall Theatre with Midcoast Maine’s own Mabel H. Cabot.
In the 1970's at Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Cabot discovered the journals, diaries and rare photographs that documented the adventures of her mother, Janet Elliott Wulsin. Wulsin's travels in the 1920s took her to the remote corners of Western China, Inner Mongolia and northwestern Tibet.
Cabot spent four years conducting research at Harvard to unravel her mother's fascinating story. Wulsin’s adventures are captured in a magnificently illustrated book, which contains over 140 extraordinary photographs documenting the lost world of Imperial China.
In this presentation, Cabot discusses her mother’s journey as well as the process, for the first time, of digitizing rare colored lantern slides and then transposing them into exhibition prints. These prints were then exhibited in seven museums in the United States and Great Britain.
Mabel H. Cabot has had a diversified and adventurous life of her own. Trained as a museum curator, she has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and served on the boards of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; and the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City. She was the President of the Public Relations firm, Rogers and Cowan, in Washington D.C. and served as the Social Secretary to the Reagan White House from 1980–1984.
This event takes place Monday, August 29, at 4 pm in the Union Hall Theatre, 2 Central Street, Rockport, Maine.