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Ladies of the Canyons Exhibit - Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center

Posted Oct 17, 2016

The Museums at Ghost Ranch announce new exhibit "Ladies of the Canyons"
October 22, 2016 to October 21, 2017
Opening Reception - October 22, 2016 3-5pm, free to public

Ladies of the Canyons exhibit is based on Lesley Poling-Kempes’ book of the same name (Winner of 2016 WILLA Award and 2015 Reading the West Nonfiction Award) that tells the true stories of remarkable women from the East Coast, among them Ghost Ranch founder Carol Bishop Stanley. She, along with a handful of other pioneering women, left the security and comforts of Victorian society and journeyed into the rugged terrain of the American Southwest in search of discovering individual potential within the rapidly changing world of the early 1900’s.

As part of an influential circle of women that included Natalie Curtis, Louisa Wade Wetherill, Alice Corbin Henderson, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Mary Austin, and Willa Cather, these ladies made history as artists, authors, businesswomen, and advocates, breaking ground for the women who would follow in their footsteps.

With a focus on Carol Stanley and Natalie Curtis the Ladies of the Canyons museum exhibit chronicles the pluck and tenacity of these women with a collection of artifacts of the day, including clothing, photographs, diaries, riding tack, camping gear, books, music, furniture, furnishings and other pieces of the era 1900-1930.

Visit this exhibit at historic Ghost Ranch for a compelling adventure that shaped Northern New Mexico and Ghost Ranch as we know it today.

Opening Reception - October 22, 3-5pm, free to the public. The event includes light refreshments and a short program, including a brief talk by author Lesley Poling-Kempes and exhibit curator Geneva Boliek Poling.

Opening Reception plus Dinner and Signed Book - October 22, 3-7pm, $38 per person. Click for tickets.


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