Shelby Tisdale Speaks at Collected Works in Santa Fe

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Time: 6 p.m.

Where: Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM, and via zoom

Shelby Tisdale will present her book, No Place for a Lady, at Collected Works in Santa Fe. Shelby will be in conversation with award-winning author Lesley Poling-Kempes, author of The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened the West and Ladies of the Canyon.

The event is free and open to the public. This will be an in-store event and will be live streamed to Zoom, register here for Zoom.

In the first half of the twentieth century, the canyons and mesas of the Southwest beckoned and the burgeoning field of archaeology thrived. Among those who heeded the call, Marjorie Ferguson Lambert became one of only a handful of women who not only stayed and left their imprint on the study of southwestern archaeology and anthropology but flourished. Tisdale will take us on a thought-provoking journey into how Lambert created a successful and satisfying professional career and personal life in a place she loved (the American Southwest) while doing what she loved.

About the book:

In No Place for a Lady, we gain insight into a time when there were few women establishing full-time careers in anthropology, archaeology, or museums. Through Lambert’s life story we gain new insight into the intricacies and politics involved in the development of archaeology and museums in New Mexico and the greater Southwest. We also learn about the obstacles that young women had to maneuver around in the early years of the development of southwestern archaeology as a profession.

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