Zoom Event – Before Boathouse Row: Events that Shaped American Rowing

22 March 2023

After the successful Zoom event “Preserving the History of Rowing, its People and Places” in February, the Committee of the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta (HOSR) invites those interested in rowing history to a second Zoom event on Thursday, 30 March, “Before Boathouse Row: Events that Shaped American Rowing”.

The HOSR Committee writes in an invitation:

Join the HOSR Committee 50 as we discuss the historic events that allowed for the origins and shaping of Boathouse Row, including damming of the Schuylkill River and establishment of Fairmount Park, and parallel developments that were taking hold across the country in the 19th century.

Special invited guests, who have studied these topics for decades, are:

Professor Elizabeth Milroy – Fairmount Park Historian Author

Adam Levine – Philadelphia Water Historian 

Sophie Socha – Philadelphia Girls Rowing Club

Stephen Malboef – Detroit Boat Club

Bill Miller – Rowing Historian

Ernestine “Tina” Bayer, Jr. 

“Before Boathouse Row: Events that Shaped American Rowing” ‘Story Hour’ will be held via Zoom on Thursday, 30 March 30th, 7:00 p.m. (ET)

All are welcome to join the conversation!

Register here in advance.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the zoom credentials to join the call.

Be sure to check out recordings of prior Story Hours on the 50 Stories webpage!

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