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Penn Museum Fundraiser
April 13, 2010, Volume 56, No. 29


The Women’s Committee of the Penn Museum will host a fundraising luncheon, presentation and book signing with Lisa Scottoline on Tuesday, April 20.

Ms. Scottoline is the New York Times best selling author of 17 novels and a non-fiction collection of essays, Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog. She is also the author of “Chick Wit,” a Sunday column for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her newest thriller is Think Twice.

Be one of the first to get your own autographed first edition hot off the press! For more information about Lisa Scottoline, visit her website at www.scottoline.com.

Ms. Scottoline is a Penn alumna, with a degree in English from the College, and a law degree from Penn Law. Before becoming an author, she was a trial lawyer. She also teaches a  course she developed, “Justice and Fiction” at the Penn Law School.


The event will be held next Tuesday at the Philadelphia Country Club, 1601 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA.

10-11 a.m.: Book Signing, Silent Auction and Boutique Shopping

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Presentation by Lisa Scottoline

12:15 p.m.: Lunch and Informal Modeling

Tickets: $95 (Friends); $125 (Benefactors, includes a copy of Ms. Scottoline’s new book, Think Twice). Tickets can be purchased by calling Anna Gniotek, (215) 898-9202 or e-mailing gniotek@pobox.upenn.

The Women’s Committee

Since 1937, when a small group of women—primarily wives and relatives of Penn Museum’s Board of Managers—formed the Women’s Committee, they have stimulated interest in the Museum’s research and educational programs.

Visitors to the Museum today benefit from the efforts of these capable, energetic, far-sighted women. They began a tradition of initiating and developing new projects, wherever they saw a need, and supporting these until they became integrated into the Museum structure when appropriate.

A look back shows that almost every phase of Museum activity has benefited from Women’s Committee’s initiatives: support for research and educational programs, including funding professional development opportunities and publications; hands-on sorting of artifacts; helping curators and keepers in storage; furnishing a Conservation Laboratory; and underwriting training of a Conservator.

Other programs were developed to engage a larger public: lectures showcasing current research ran for years before becoming part of Museum Events. Women’s Committee Tours continue to invite travelers to visit archaeological sites all over the world with Museum scholars.

To interpret the Museum’s collections, the Women’s Committee established the Volunteer Guides program and published a Guide to the Collections. Later, Mobile Guides took Museum artifacts directly into the schools. Both Guides programs are administered by the Museum’s Education Department today.

Related: Adopt an Artifact at Penn Museum

Almanac - April 13, 2010, Volume 56, No. 29