Boat House Row

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Tuesday May 12

6:00 PM  –  7:30 PM

Watch ONLINE via ZOOM from the safety and comfort of your home. A link with instructions will be provided one hour prior to this virtual lecture. 

Boathouse Row: Untold Stories of a Philadelphia Icon

Digging into 150 years of archives for her book, Boathouse Row, Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing, Dotty Brown, a former editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, discovered quirky and fascinating stories behind the façade of these 19th century houses. She will reveal some of them, including: how one of Philadelphia’s best known architects came to build on Boathouse Row; its ties with two of the city’s 19th century firehouses; why Thomas Eakins’ early work focused on rowers; and the battle women fought for a house of their own in the all-male venue. Dotty blogs about the Row and its history on her website:




PLEASE NOTE: The Member discount will not be applied to your order until you go to check out. 

$20 | General Admission

$15 | Alliance Member - sign in first (button in upper right) to automatically receive discount

$10 | College Student*

Free | High School Student*

*Email photo of valid student ID to Jennifer Robinson to receive student discount code.

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