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Our chapter welcomes
anyone who loves Ancient Egypt, or is interested
in learning more about it, to come join us at
the lecture series we
once a month, all year
long, we bring big-name Egyptologists—the
same people you see on the Discovery and National
Geographic TV channels—to Orange County.
We average 100 to 300 people in attendance, new
people come all the time, and you are welcome
to check us out.
The lectures are normally free, on Saturday
afternoons, and cover a wide range of topics.
They last about an hour, and you'll have a chance
to ask questions afterwards and meet the
Egyptologist. There is also an opportunity to
win a beautiful book about Ancient Egypt and
meet other people who share
Dues paid by our 130 or so members make
the lecture series possible, as well as assist
in protecting priceless antiquities sites in
Egypt. People of all ages, teachers,
students and professors have a great time with
us every month.
The lectures mostly take place at the beautiful
Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, just a couple of
blocks off the 5 freeway; normally, parking is
Several times a year, we sponsor special events:
classes on hieroglyphs and other topics, a tour
of a special museum exhibit, or an all-day seminar
on a special topic. There is a fee to attend,
but members pay a discounted rate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need
to make a reservation to attend a regular monthly
No, just come. Pre-booking
is required only for special events with an
entrance fee due to space limitations.
Are children admitted?
children who do not interrupt the lecturer are
always welcome. Elementary
school students in the grade year where Ancient
Egypt is studied often find the lectures very
useful and fun.
If you attend with an infant, we request that
you sit in the rear of the auditorium so that
you may unobtrusively take the child out of the
room if they become fussy or start to cry. Many
people attending the lecture have driven long
distances to hear the speaker, who may have come
from outside the United States. Everyone
has the right to hear the speaker.
May I videotape the presentation?
entire presentation is the property of the lecturer.
May I take photographs?
is permitted after the presentation. We
request you turn off the sound effects on your
camera so as to not disturb those seated around
you. Flash photography
of persons on a raised stage create a hazard
and is not permitted.
Does attendance at the lecture allow me
to visit the Bowers Museums exhibits?
would be required to pay the regular admission
fee for access to the Bowers galleries. We
encourage you to take advantage of being on site
already to do this.