Thursday, October 9, 2014

Archaeology, Art History and Classical Studies Students Meet Visiting Royalty

On September 20, 2014, some 25 archaeology, art history and history faculty, students and alumni met Archduke Markus Salvator von Habsburg-Lothringen and his wife Archduchess Hildegarde at the Ferdinand Folk Festival in Ferdinand, IN. The archduke's great-grandfather was Emperor Franz Joseph I, who (after the assassination of his nephew and heir in Sarajevo) signed the proclamation that began World War I. We had a great time meeting him and spending time with his friend (and ours), Evansville native Alexandra Leich!