McCauley Lecture: The Thomas Lovetts and Their Hill Top House: Five Fascinating Finds
The famous Hill Top House started in 1890 as a Black family-owned summer resort in Harpers Ferry, yet contrary to common practice during the Jim Crow era, it attracted thousands of white vacationers from the DC-Baltimore area and beyond. Author Lynn Pechuekonis will share selected stories about the hotel and its owners that she has surfaced in her recent research for a forthcoming biography of the family.
About the Speaker
Lynn Pechuekonis is the author of Man of Sterling Worth: Professor William A. Saunders of Storer College, published by the Harpers Ferry Park Association in 2022. She and her husband Christian operate a small bed and breakfast in William Saunders’ former home in Harpers Ferry. Lynn also serves on the board of directors of the Harpers Ferry – Bolivar Historic Town Foundation and is a frequent guide for the Foundation-sponsored Harpers Ferry Black Heritage tours.