The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) will feature a round table discussion titled The Dynamic Role of Lady Masters: A Foxhunting Roundtable. The event will be held at the library on May 23, the Saturday before the Virginia Foxhound Club Show and will feature a candid roundtable discussion with Lady Masters of Foxhounds.  

The discussion will focus on experiences from the field told by women with years of hunting leadership. Moderated by Dr. John W. D. McDonald, Master of the London Hunt and past president of the MFHA, the program asks provocative questions that address the challenges of women in a traditionally male role. The program also explores the history of three legends, Miss Charlotte Haxall Noland, Mrs. Theodora Ayer Randolph and Mrs. Nancy Penn Smith Hannum, all women who pioneered the role of Lady Master.  

The program begins with refreshments and mingling with panelists, and includes a moderated discussion with time for questions from the audience. The reception will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the round table discussion is from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Admission is $10.00 and free for NSLM members.  

For additional information, contact Erin Livengood at 540-687-6542 ext. 25 or elivengood@nsl.org.

The National Sporting Library & Museum is dedicated to preserving, promoting and sharing the literature, art and culture of equestrian, angling and field sports. Founded in 1954, NSLM holds thousands of books on sporting topics including hunting, angling, equestrianism and horseracing, among others. The Library collection dates from the 16th-21st centuries. The Museum houses exhibits of American and European animal and sporting fine art. Information is shared through exhibitions, lectures, seminars, publications and special events. The NSLM is open to researchers and the general public.  

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m

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