Meeting Lady Harrington

Earlier this year we had the great pleasure of learning more about  the fascinating career of Lady Harrington, our eldest volunteer at Pacific Asia Museum, through an interview held by Bridget Bray our museum curator. Lady Harrington is a UCLA graduate in the field of Archeology and a pilot of many years. Throughout her life Lady has had the pleasure of traveling to many different countries like the UK, Mexico, Italy, and China,  just to name a few.

As an archeologist, Lady’s most memorable experience took place in a remote location in Guatemala as she had a first-hand experience documenting hieroglyphs in a massive cave complex. Guatemala not only provided Lady with an experience of studying early human culture and her first opportunity at a dig site outside of the US, but also the opportunity to be in the co-pilot’s seat flying into remote locations, and landing on dirt runways.

Lady has retired and leads an exciting life as a volunteer, currently helping to inventory the museum’s art collection as well as volunteer commitments with other organizations. As the interview closed Lady gave thanks to Pacific Asia Museum for the manner in which the staff welcomes and encourages each volunteer to keep moving forward in their own work, and making volunteers feel  part of the museum during their projects.

We thank you Lady, for sharing your life story and being an inspiration to both volunteers and staff. Thank you. Just in case you were wondering, we did ask Lady the one question many people have on their mind, “Are you a member of the British aristocracy?” A question she gracefully answered, but one that you will have to find out, next time you see her.


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