Bess Beatty signs her book, Traveling Beyond Her Sphere: American Women on the Grand Tour, 1814 to 1914, about the ramifications of women making a Grand Tour -- a trip to Europe -- when social norms sought to keep them at home.
There will also be a slideshow of vintage photographs to accompany the event.
Beatty has a PhD. in history, teaches extensively, and is a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides of Washington DC. Sunday, March 11, from 2-4pm. FREE. 4530 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-244-7326.