Talk: The Proof is in the Pudding: How the Museum Profoundly Changed a Life

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wilson Museum's Hutchins Education Center
112 Perkins Street, Castine, ME, 04421

In 1988 Emil Dobrescu fled Romania for Hungary. Through a circuitous route that took him, among other places, to Greece for two years, he eventually landed in the U.S. at the University of Arizona. On Monday, July 24 (3 p.m.) at the Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center in Castine, hear Emil’s personal account of being a political refugee to becoming a United States citizen.

Emil Dobrescu studied linguistics and Native American anthropology at the University of Arizona with a passion for the Southern Athabaskan tribes. Prior to leaving Romania, his interest in Native Americans led to correspondences with several museums including the Wilson Museum’s Ellenore Doudiet. An avid learner and traveler, Emil lives and works in Kentucky.

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