Landmark Society Lecture: Thoroughly Modern Agnes: Having it All?

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Tuesday March 22

6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

International aid worker, art historian, world traveler … In an era when a “lady” needed an escort for even the simplest outing and young women reconciled early to marriage and domesticity, Agnes Peter Mott (1880-1957) forged her own path both overseas and at home at Tudor Place. To celebrate Women’s History Month, Tudor Place Curator Grant Quertermous will showcase the life and travels of Agnes, youngest child and only daughter of Dr. Armistead Peter and Martha Kennon Peter. In the 1920s, Agnes left behind a life in Washington society to work in Europe with children displaced by World War I; she went on to research stained glass iconography of the National Cathedral and (worth waiting for) find love late in life with a recipient of the Nobel Prize. Through letters, photographs, and objects with stories to tell, all from the Tudor Place collection, Grant will introduce this little known Tudor Place resident and Peter family member who blazed gallantly forward into the Modern Century.