World Explorations Lecture - This Weekend!

Navigating the Earth Before GPS

Naval historian and collector, Bob Benner will speak at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology’s monthly World Explorations Lecture Series on Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Chico Women’s Club. 

Back by popular demand, Bob will reprise his fascinating exploration of the history of nautical navigation – from celestial navigation to dead reckoning.  Drawing on his experience in the U.S. Navy during WWII and as a U.S. Navy Lieutenant in the Korean War, Bob will share personal stories of how he navigated the world’s oceans during his military career before the advent of GPS.  A selection of artifacts from his world-class collection of nautical navigation instruments will also be shown and discussed at the talk. 

The talk is free and open to the public. 

The Chico Women’s Club is located at 592 E. 3rd Street in Chico.

For more information call 530-898-5397 or email