Posted by: Pam, at RML | March 31, 2017

Next Tuesday: An evening with Dotty Brown, author of Boathouse Row: Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing

Meet me (a paddler) at the Radnor Township Building on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 7:30PM for a talk by former Inquirer reporter Dotty Brown (a rower) and author of a new book on Boathouse Row. Radnor Historical Society is our partner for this event.

Brown delves river-deep into the history of the city’s rowing culture and the landmark clubhouses built to further it, as well as some of the city’s most enduring characters. It is the first book to lift the curtain on the little-known culture and history of Philadelphia’s iconic 19th century landmark, revealing stories of passion and perseverance along with hard-won victory.

With more than 160 photographs, Boathouse Row chronicles the “waves of change” as various groups of different races, classes, and genders fought for access to rowing on the Schuylkill River and the sport itself.

Books will be available for purchase.

I hope to see you there!


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