Vatican expert to shares travel tales in Londonderry
Stangel, a native of California who moved to New Hampshire with his wife, Audrey, in the early 1990s, said introducing audiences to the many works of art housed in the Vatican Museum never gets old.
"Those were the years I'd spend between 250 to 300 days on the road giving tours and lectures," he recalled.
"He was the greatest supporter of the arts," Stangel said of the early Pope. "He's even said to have bullied Michelangelo up onto the scaffolding inside the Sistine Chapel."
Though life has now taken him to the Granite State, Stangel returns to Europe each spring and summer to lead travel groups on art history tours.
Guests on the Parisian trip will be treated to guided tours of the Louvre Museum, the Musee d'Orsay, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame and the Pere Lachaise Cemetery, while highlights of the Berlin trip will include visits to Museum Island, the Gallery of Paintings and the German Historical Museum.
"Treasures of the Vatican" will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free, though seating is limited to the first 90 attendees. Light refreshments will be served.
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