Ahoy, Mateys! Sandra and Karen are trying out their sea legs with this year’s presentation. Have you ever wondered what drove people to piracy and the impact that piracy had with modern day culture? Perhaps you had a fascination with a certain pirate and his treasure, making your friends follow a map to where X marks the spot. Then lend us your ears, bring your ditty bag and cutlass and join us as we set sail for uncharted waters. Just remember, all land-lubbers and landsmen will be required to sign the pirate’s code, all breakers of the code with be sent to Davey Jones’ Locker.
Karen Lacy has over 18 years of museum and writing experience as well as a Master’s degree in Museum Science and a Bachelor’s in History with minors in Art History and Anthropology. She is currently working towards a second Masters in Anthropology, which will be completed in early December 2017. Karen recently co-founded Muse Curatorial Consulting Group, a company that specializes in collections care, training, grant writing, and exhibit development of archaeological, historic, library and archive materials. Previously, Karen was the Collections Manager of the San Diego Museum of Man for seven years and the Curator of Exhibits of the San Diego Air & Space Museum for 5 years.
Sandra Pentney has called herself an archaeologist for 18 years. Born, raised and educated in Canada, she moved to the US after said education showed her that choosing a career based mostly on being out of doors in a climate where the out of doors was frozen and under two feet of snow for 5 months of the year wasn’t the best choice. She spent the first five years in the U.S. enjoying fieldwork in the very temperate climate of California, and now is firmly planted indoors at a desk for 49 weeks out of the year. Sandra received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and her Master of Arts in Archaeology from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, which no one outside of Canada seems to be able to pronounce.