Unknown Stories of Boathouse Row

Code: SL51012

Dates: September 27, 2019

Meets: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: Creutzburg Center

Course Fee: $42.00

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Why did the famous Philadelphia artist Thomas Eakins paint rowers? How did noted architect Frank Furness leave his mark on Boathouse Row? Why did city firehouses transform themselves into rowing clubs, and what strange customs did they bring with them? Dotty Brown, who spent three years researching Boathouse Row for her book, shares some surprising insights into 19th century Philadelphia, as told through the lens of its most iconic venue, among them how the social changes on the Row mirror those of America itself. (Join us for a Boathouse Row Walking Tour 10/2, page 71.)


This program is part of the Smart Lunch series. Lunch is included. SCHEDULE: 12:30 pm to 1 pm - Lunch; 1 pm to 2:30 pm - Program Copies of "Boathouse Row: Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing" will be available for purchase at the program (cash only).
Fee: $42.00

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Dotty Brown

Dotty Brown is a former reporter and editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer. During her newspaper career, she edited numerous award-winning projects, including one that won a Pulitzer Prize. She is a graduate of Wellesley College (where she did not learn to row despite its historic crew program) and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (where she did learn to report and write). She came to rowing as part of the surging wave of masters rowers and is a member of the Vesper Boat Club, on Boathouse Row in Philadelphia.


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