The Nelson Man o'Bar Lecture
Jimbo Blachly and Lytle Shaw, editors of The Chadwick Family Papers, deliver a slide lecture on the Nelson Man o'Bar, an occupiable scale model of Admiral Nelson's HMS Victory that was long a fixture at Chadwick Manor. At once theatrical stage set for recitations of Nelson’s death speech, and nautical themed pub, the Man o'Bar was thought lost until its recent rediscovery amongst the stored holdings of the Victoria and Albert Museum in Mumbai. Unfortunately however, at this time, the Man o'Bar will not be displayed at Southern Exposure, as it is currently being held at an offshore shipping facility until outstanding debts are paid by the Chadwicks. The lecture will explain the saga of the Man o'Bar's rediscovery, the saga of its passage back to the United States, and its singular place within the Chadwicks' larger nautical collections.