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(In-Person Event) The Queen’s Jewels

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The forthcoming Coronation of HM Charles III on May 6 this year will no doubt turn many people’s minds towards this family, and, as the gorgeous pageantry involved with the ceremony will witness, some of the priceless treasures, especially in the line of jewelry, that the family owns. This talk will be illustrated with many slides showing pictures of the late queen and other members of the royal family wearing some of the jewels, and the amazing and sometimes romantic stories behind their acquisition.

Presenter: Patricia Carr was born in England educated there in private schools. She worked for seven years in London before coming to the United States, where she has lived ever since, apart from the year 1986-1999 when she joined her husband William J. Carr in Mexico, where he was representing a US bank. Mrs. Carr’s interests have always been in the fine and decorative arts, subjects on which she has read widely and extensively. She has taken many courses here and in England. Since 2000 she has worked as a Guide at the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington CT. In January 2009 she commenced the year’s training to become a Docent at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, CT, where she has given many private tours of her own devising.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Community Room
281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States


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