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Local Inspiration for National Novel Writing Month – E.D.E.N. Southworth

Writer and Washingtonian E.D.E.N. (Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte) Southworth (1819-1899) epitomized the “self-made” American ideal. After her husband abandoned the family Southworth returned to her D.C. hometown to make a living as a teacher. She began writing what today would be deemed “potboiler” novels to supplement her salary and in 1857 Southworth signed a lucrative […]

Book Talk With Author Patsy Fletcher

Historically African American Leisure Destinations Around Washington, D.C. By Patsy Mose Fletcher Join the Historical Society as author and public historian Patsy M. Fletcher reveals the history behind Washington’s forgotten era of African American leisure. She will be joined by Howard Chichester, Bette Wooden, and Novell Sullivan, who are DC residents who experienced some of these leisure destinations. […]