[PAST EVENT] Ladies of the Canyons

May 28, 2020
6pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Webinar
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Ladies of the Canyons is the true story of remarkable women who left the security and comforts of genteel Victorian society and journeyed to the American Southwest in search of a wider view of themselves and their world. Join Lesley Kempes as we gain insight into how these ladies imagined and created a new home territory, a new society, and a new identity for themselves and for the women who would follow them.

Lesley Poling-Kempes 

Lesley Poling-Kempes is the esteemed author of many award-winning books, including Ladies of the Canyons: A League of Extraordinary Women and Their Adventures in the American Southwest. Lesley’s work has won the Reading the West Book Award, the Southwest Book Award, the WILLA Award for both Scholarly Nonfiction and Contemporary Fiction, the Tony Hillerman Award for Fiction, and has twice been among the WWA Spur Award finalists. Her book about the Harvey Girls and the Santa Fe Railway, based on 76 interviews Lesley conducted in the early 1980s, is considered the definitive work on the subject and era in women’s history. The Harvey Girls was given the Zia Award for Excellence by the New Mexico Press Women.

This program is being sponsored by the Society of 1918 and hosted by Connoisseurs Tours. 


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