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BHS Talk: The Cloisters and its Medieval Origins
By Jim Lawlor, BHS
Jan 23, 2013 - 10:26:04 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - The Bahamas Historical Society is pleased to announce the visit of a distinguished academic to speak at the BHS museum on the corner of Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue on Thursday, 31st January at 6 pm.

The talk by William T Whobrey, PhD who is an Associate Director German & Medieval studies, Yale University is titled: The Cloisters and its Medieval Origins.

Since 1962, Paradise Island has been home to one of the oldest European structures in the New World – the Cloisters. This edifice has become a Bahamian icon for newlyweds and romantics, yet many don’t give its Gothic origins a second thought. Thanks to Randolph Hearst’s frenzied buying spree of medieval buildings in the 1920s that the Cloisters eventually found its way to the current site.

This talk will focus on the Cloisters’ origins: where and why it was built, and by whom.

Our speaker is Officer, U.S. Army and Army Reserve (retired) and has a White House appointment to the Army Education Advisory Board. He has also served as Chief, Civil-Military Humanitatian Operations, UN Mission in Liberia.

Please make a New Year resolution to support The Bahamas Historical Society with your attendance and/or donation to support our attempts to redecorate the museum inside and out.

The Bahamas Historical Society (BHS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating interest in Bahamian History and to the collection and preservation of material relating thereto. Its Headquarters, the former IODE Hall, was a gift from the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE). BHS is on Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue in Nassau. www.bahamashistoricalsociety. com

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