Lilian Fairchild Travel Talks
Join us for fascinating lectures and travel the world from your seat!
Due to staffing demands and expected visitor traffic during BODY WORLDS Vital, our Fall 2013 Travel Talks have been postponed until Spring 2014.
History of Lilian Fairchild Travel Talks
In February 1928, Lilian Fairchild joined the staff of the Buffalo Museum of Science as the assistant librarian. She began a travel talk series about her travels in England. Twenty three travel talks were given in the first year, drawing 4,385 attendees. The talks were further supported by the establishment of a travel information bureau in 1929 that lasted until 1948.
Miss Fairchild retired in 1945 but continued the lecture series until her death in August 1948. To honor the founder, the series became known as the Lilian Fairchild Travel Talks, dedicated to the memory of a woman who had entranced audiences with her contagious love of travel.
Miss Fairchild holds the record for the number of lectures delivered. The list of guest lecturers reads like a "Who's Who" in Buffalo. The topics have covered not only every corner of the Earth by every conceivable means of transportation, but have also dealt with theater, music and current events.