Encore Presentation: “The Private Sketchbook of George T. Morgan”

Karen M. Lee

Karen M. Lee is the fifth speaker in the Maryland State Numismatic Association annual Distinguished Lecturer Series. She’s a numismatic researcher and associate curator of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.

Among her many numismatic activities, Karen taught a graduate course, Exhibit Planning and Evaluation, in India to Masters degree candidates in the public communication of science. She is an occasional guest contributor to Coin World, and has published a number of articles on visitor behavior in museums. She created the Smithsonian traveling coin program in which a display is brought to participating museums. Karen escorted a 1933 double eagle to seven different countries for display. She has planned numerous exhibits. She is now involved in planning a new numismatic gallery at the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institution.

Karen’s book is The Private Sketchbook of George T. Morgan, America’s Silver Dollar Artist. Her talk is taken from the book and is titled “The Private Sketchbook of George T. Morgan.” It will be presented on Friday, June 21, at 2 p.m. in room 330 of the Baltimore Convention Center during the Whitman Coin & Collectible Baltimore Expo.

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