Learn the hidden history behind a feminist commune that ran Commonwealth Farm Inn in Colesville from 1903-1947. These savvy business women ran an inn and restaurant that was a popular country retreat for Washingtonians. How did they end up in Montgomery County, and why was their presence forgotten? It’s a fascinating story of women determined to control their own spiritual and economic destinies.
Presented by Julianne Mangin, Montgomery History Speakers Bureau. Julianne Mangin is an independent researcher, writer, family historian, and cemetery preservationist. She is a retired librarian who worked at the Library of Congress from 1998 to 2011. She holds a Masters degree in Library Science from Catholic University.