On Monday, Aug. 29 at 4 p.m., Maine Media Workshops will welcome the community to a special event at Union Hall Theatre, 2 Central St., with the Midcoast’s own Mabel H. Cabot who will share her book “Vanished Kingdoms: A Woman Explorer in Tibet, China & Mongolia 1921-1925.” Her talk was originally scheduled for June.

In the 1970s, Cabot discovered in Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology the journals, diaries and rare photographs that documented the adventures of her mother, Janet Elliott Wulsin, in the 1920s to remote corners of Western China, Inner Mongolia and northwestern Tibet.

Cabot spent four years conducting research at Harvard to unravel her mother’s fascinating story. Wulsin’s adventures are captured in a magnificent illustrated book, which contains over 140 extraordinary photographs documenting the lost world of Imperial China.

In this presentation, Cabot will discuss her mother’s journey as well as the process, for the first time, of digitizing rare colored lantern slides and then transposing them into exhibition prints which were exhibited in seven museums in the United States and Great Britain.

Cabot has had a diversified and adventurous life of her own. Trained as a museum curator, she has worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and served on the boards of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., and the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City. She was president of public relations firm Rogers and Cowan; and served as social secretary to the Reagan White House.

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VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.