"Join us" for a virtual fieldtrip!
You live in the Queen City, named in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife to King George III and virtual ruler of England during his recurring bouts with madness. If your household was one of the more than 63 million that streamed Bridgerton, the enormously popular Netflix series in which Charlotte plays a recurring role, you’ve no doubt picked up a few ideas about what “the Queen” was like.
Enough to whet your curiosity? To make you wonder about historical accuracy? To make you want to know more about the fascinating woman honored by no less than two statues in Charlotte, one at the Charlotte Douglass International Airport, the second in the International Trade Center?
If your answer to any of those questions is “yes,” you are in luck. On Thursday, July 22 (6:30 p.m. EDT), Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger will deliver a two-hour Zoom seminar on Queen Charlotte sponsored by the Smithsonian Associates. Lloyd-Stanger, a Tudor scholar, has presented in-person and online programs across the country for the Smithsonian, the Royal Oak Foundation, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute/George Mason University, Agecroft Hall, and more.
The Smithsonian’s advertised charge for non-members registering for this event is $35. Senior Scholars has, however, arranged for tickets at a substantial discount: $20. You can sign up by clicking this link.
If you choose to attend, PayPal will send a receipt acknowledging your payment. Approximately 24 hours before the presentation, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian Associates containing the Zoom link. If that email does not appear in your Inbox, please check your spam folder. If you do not find it there, please contact Senior Scholars. We will work with the customer service desk at Smithsonian Associates to get that link to you.
If you’d like to learn more about the Smithsonian Associates and the programs they offer, visit their website
Senior Scholars Field Trips
Field trips offer opportunities for smaller groups of members to explore historic sites or interesting companies in our area.
Watch this page for details of future field trips!
Where do we meet?
When the group is leaving from the Providence United Methodist Church we meet beside the gazebo in the parking lot.
When leaving from the Queens University Sports Complex we meet in the parking lot in front and to the side of the Complex.