Gallery Saturday, February 18: “She Who Wrote” Women and Writing in Mesopotamia

The Canton of Whyt Whey (or Appleholm-in-waiting) invites you to join us for a casual weekend outing to one of our many world-class museums.

On Saturday, February 18, at 2 PM, we’ll visit the Morgan Library & Museum (Madison at 36th St) to view their “She Who Wrote” exhibit of artifacts focusing on the lives of women in Mesopotamia during the Bronze Age. The centerpoint of the exhibit is a collection of cuneiform texts by the princess, priestess, and poet Enheduanna, the earliest individually-named author in world history.

Admission is $22, but the museum advises advance booking through their website, which costs $25. (Student, senior, and disability discounts available.) Masking is strongly encouraged. The site is wheelchair-accessible and ADA-compliant.

The visit is expected to take around one to two hours. Some folks may choose to go to lunch in the neighborhood afterwards.

All are welcome to join us. No Society membership or previous experience required. Modern attire. Feel free to RSVP or just show up.

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