- Monday | October 5, 2020
- 10:30 am
Monday, October 5 10:30
THE UNKNOWN STORIES OF BOATHOUSE ROW with DOTTY BROWN
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, Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing, 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.
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