22 JANUARY 2008, PHILADELPHIA, PA—It was certainly hefty! On Friday, 18 January 2008, Penn Museum's all-volunteer Women's Committee presented a giant-sized check for $100,000 to Penn Museum Director Richard Hodges at their monthly meeting, in support of the Museum’s educational and outreach programs. Women’s Committee Chair is Marguerite Goff. This donation was made possible by proceeds from the Committee's third annual Show & Sale, "TREASURES ...From the Silk Road to the Santa Fe Trail." Featuring more than 40 prominent dealers from around the world offering exceptional fine art, antiques, carpets and textiles from Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas, TREASURES 2007 ran at the Museum from Thursday night, October 25th through Sunday, October 28th.
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, located at 3260 South Streets on the Penn campus in Philadelphia, is dedicated to the study and understanding of human history and diversity. Founded in 1887, the Museum has sent more than 400 archaeological and anthropological expeditions to all the inhabited continents of the world. With an active exhibition schedule and educational programming for children and adults, the Museum offers the public an opportunity to share in the ongoing discovery of humankind's collective heritage. For general information, visitors may call (215) 898-4000, or visit the Museum’s award-winning website at http://www.penn.museum.