Thursday July 25th at 7:00 pm, the Peabody Room will be hosting an interesting book talk about one of Georgetown’s most famous (although today mostly forgotten) former residents: E.D.E.N. Southworth.
Southworth was one of the most popular authors in the 19th century (or as the postcard above describes her: an “authoress”). She wrote over 60 novels in the second half of the 1800s. She was also a long time Georgetown resident, residing in the “Prospect Cottage” on Prospect Street, which stood until 1940.
Read here for a great background on Southworth and the Prospect Cottage.
The talk will be given by Rose A. Neal, in connection with her book on Southworth: “Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth: Teacher with a Golden Pen”.
Come on out!